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About EFFA

European Flavour Association

Our members are flavour houses and National Flavour Associations from across Europe.

Our Vision is to be the voice of flavour in Europe, leading a Europe-wide strategy to the benefit of the flavour industry, its customers and consumers alike. 

 

Mission & Objectives

European leaders in the world of flavour providing long term positioning as a trusted and impactful partner and supporting the flavour industry by providing coordination and direction.

Objectives: 

  • To promote and support a consistent European-wide strategy on flavour issues;
  • To monitor flavour-related EU legislation;
  • To stimulate, coordinate and monitor best practice in regulatory, safety, technical, communication and scientific issues;
  • To create networks and alliances with other European Associations;
  • To coordinate approved European work streams and projects;
  • To provide coordination and communication between members.

At global level, EFFA is a member of the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI).

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Structure

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The governing body of the Association is the General Assembly. It consists of ordinary member representatives (both National Flavour Associations and Company Ordinary Members). They have a physical meeting at least once per year.

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

EFFA President - Mr. Antoine Kastler (Robertet)
Past President - Mr. Jean Robello (Firmenich)
Vice President - Mr. Henning Hartnacke (Givaudan)
Treasurer - Mr. Jean Mane (SNIAA)
Mr. Massimo Barbeni (AISPEC)
Dr. Dirk-Achim Müller (DVAI)
Mr. Dirk Bennwitz (Symrise)
Mr. Marc van der Duijs (IFF) 
Mr. Alexander Mohr, PhD (EFFA Executive Director) 

EFFA PILLARS

EFFA bases its work in three pillars: Regulatory, Public Affairs and Communication. 
Read more about our three pillars here. 

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Team

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Alexander Mohr, PhD

Executive Director
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Dr Jan Demyttenaere

Director Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
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Jimena Gómez de la Flor

Communications Director
EFFA Public Affairs Officer - Bo Dohmen

Bo Dohmen

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
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Niamh Whiteley

EFFA Secretariat and Communication
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Sophie Varlet

Budget & HR Manager