About us

The European Starch Industry Association, Starch Europe, is the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level. Its membership comprises 28 EU starch producing companies, together representing more than 95% of the EU starch industry, and, in associate membership, 7 national starch industry associations.

Our Mission

Starch Europe’s mission is to promote and protect the reputation of starch products and the interests of EU starch producers to EU and international institutions and stakeholders, in order to assure a reliable and sustainable supply of safe starch based ingredients in a fair competitive environment.

Key objectives

Organisation

In order to manage and implement its annual priorities, the General Assembly appoints an Executive Committee, consisting of a cross section of the members, amongst whom are the Association’s administrators (the President and the four vice presidents). The Executive Committee meets as appropriate but typically four times a year.

The day to day management of Starch Europe is the responsibility of the Managing Director with the support of the secretariat. Starch Europe also appoints special committees and working groups to deal with specific issues or sets of issues. They meet as required and report to the Executive Committee.

Title Name Position
President Christophe Rupp Dahlem Head of Public Affairs – Roquette
Vice president Alain Dufait Managing Director Starches & Sweeteners – Cargill
Vice president Gerard Ten Bolscher Managing Director R&D and innovation – Member of the Executive Committee – AVEBE
Vice president Gustav Deiters CEO – Crespel and Deiters
Vice president Christopher Hervé Executive Director – Tereos Starch & Sweeteners Europe
Michael Andreae-Jäckering Managing Director – Jäckering
Ismael Roig President EMEA – ADM
Axel Bonde Juridical expert – EU afffairs – KMC
Fritz Gattermayer Chief Sales Officer – Agrana

Members

The European Starch Industry Association, Starch Europe, is the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level. Its membership comprises 28 EU starch producing companies, together representing more than 95% of the EU starch industry, and, in associate membership, 7 national starch industry associations.

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Staff

Jamie Fortescue

Managing Director

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Juliette Jacques

Deputy Managing Director

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Claire Grosbois

Economic Affairs Manager

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Guglielmo Adinolfi

Regulatory Affairs Director

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Mauro Tomasi

Regulatory Affairs Manager

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Andreas Delvaux

Communications Manager

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Véronique Deridder

Office Manager

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