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#17.11.2016 Alexis Van Maercke to lead APEAL as Secretary General

Alexis Van Maercke has been appointed as Secretary General effective today, 17th November.

Before joining APEAL, he was policy officer at the European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Prior to this he spent five years in the European Parliament as political advisor to Marianne Thyssen MEP, the current Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, where he was in charge of legislative files related to food safety, environment and consumer protection.

“APEAL benefits from a strong reputation as the reference of Steel for Packaging in Europe,” said Van Maercke.

“At the same time there is growing awareness of steel for packaging as a truly sustainable material, alongside already strong protection credentials relative to food safety and the environment, areas that I know well.

“I’m looking forward to joining APEAL and driving full recognition of steel for packaging as the model material for a circular economy.”

Van Maercke holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Leuven in Belgium as well as a Master’s in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw, Poland.