Freshfel Europe Secretariat
General Delegate, overseeing the activities of the Freshfel Europe secretariat. Philippe is responsible for the external representation of the association & is answerable to the Freshfel Europe Board & membership. Philippe is also the Secretary General of WAPA (World Apple and Pear Association) & SHAFFE (Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Exporters), and the General Delegate of the World Citrus Organisation (WCO), which are hosted by Freshfel Europe.
Director Food Quality, following EU legislation on food safety & quality. Eglė covers authorisation of plant protection products, MRLs, biocides, food additives, hygiene marketing standards & food information to consumers. Egle is the Secretary General of ESSA, the European Sprouted Seeds Association, & is also involved in the activities of SHAFFE.
Director Trade Policy & Business Development, covering official controls, certification, plant health and customs policy. Nelli also follows digitized controls, customs & trading procedures in relation to economic analysis and strategy building, & is involved in the activities of SHAFFE.
Director Sustainability & Health and Communications Manager, covering EU policy on sustainability, health & nutrition, & promotion. Nicola coordinates & manages Freshfel Europe’s internal & external communications & is also involved in the activities of SHAFFE, WCO, ESSA and WAPA.
Natalia Santos-Garcia Bernabe
Director Trade & Market Access, covering EU trade policy & economic diplomacy as well as market access, sanitary & phytosanitary issues, plant health & official controls. Natalia is also involved in the activities of the WCO.
Policy, Project & Data Advisor, responsible for the management & dissemination of Freshfel Europe’s actions in EU-funded projects, including ‘Follow me to be healthy with Europe!’. Gil is also involved in the activities of WAPA.
International membership & marketing support, providing assistance to exporters, importers, producers, retailers & service providers across the fresh produce supply chain who wish to become members of Freshfel Europe. Linda also manages sponsorship sales for the Freshfel Europe Annual Event.