Emmanuel KatrakisSecretary General
Emmanuel KATRAKIS joined EuRIC in September 2014, at the time the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation was created. Since then, Emmanuel is working on the steady development of the Confederation and its efficient organization to act as the trusted interface between the recycling industry and European institutions. Prior to joining, he worked in an international law firm and two trade associations where he gained an in-depth experience in association management. Owing to his presence in Brussels for over ten years, he has developed a strong knowledge of European affairs and advocacy as well as a proven track-record in defending various industrial sectors. Emmanuel is a regular speaker in international conferences dealing with recycling and a member of different expert groups set up by European institutions aiming at supporting the transition towards a more circular economy.
Alejandro NavazasScientific Officer
Julia BleesSenior Policy Officer
Louis OllionTechnical Officer
Louis OLLION has a double specialization in Public Affairs and in Environmental Management, holding a master in each discipline from two well-known schools, one in political science and the other one in engineering. He speaks fluently English, French (native) and German. Before joining EuRIC, he worked in a public affairs consultancy and then in the environmental R&D department of a multinational mining company. Louis is in charge of technical issues within EuRIC, in particular the interface between waste, chemicals and product legislations and product policy (ecodesign regulations, standards, etc.) and relevant BREFs.
Rikarnto BountisTechnical Officer
Rikarnto joined EuRIC in October 2020. He has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Patra and a master’s degree in Waste and Resource Management from the University of the West of Scotland. He speaks fluent Greek, Italian and English. After completing his studies, he acted as a consultant in the energy sector for a British consultancy, and then he joined amfori (the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade), as an environmental expert. At EuRIC, Rikarnto is in managing technical issues that emerge from the interface between waste, chemicals and product legislations as well as relevant BREFs.
Nanett KalaposAdministrative and Communications Officer
Nanett KALAPOS graduated from Budapest Business School with a bachelor’s degree in economics and tourism. She speaks fluent Hungarian (native), English and French. After having spent almost five years in the travel and tourism industry both in Hungary and Belgium, Nanett continued her journey at the Council of the European Union (Missions Unit) where she perfected her clerical and organizational skills. She joined EuRIC in May 2019 where she looks after administrative matters, supports the organisation of events to promote the interests of the recycling industry and is responsible for the internal and external communication activities of EuRIC.