EDANA Board of Governors

EDANA’s Board of Governors is elected or re-elected at the Annual General Meeting by the member companies.

The Governors are senior executives from member companies, based in different countries and representing different sectors of the nonwovens industry.

The Board has central responsibility for guiding EDANA’s work and approving its policies, priorities and programmes. It meets three times a year.


The General Assembly elected the following Board members:

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Pierre Wiertz
Chair Mikael Staal Axelsen CEO Fibertex Personal Care Denmark
Treasurer Giorgio Mantovani Managing Director Hygiene Corman Italy
Vice-Chair Åsa Johansson Global Material Development Director for Personal Care Essity Sweden
Vice-Chair David Lamb Chairman Nonwovenn Ltd United Kingdom
Executive Governor Thorsten Habeck Business Director - Fiber Bonding Europe, Middle East & Africa BASF Germany
Executive Governor Krzysztof D. Malowaniec Senior Vice President Paul Hartmann Germany
Executive Governor Mark A. Thornton Vice President Global Materials and Packaging Procter & Gamble United States
Executive Governor Ulrich Hornfeck Board Member & Chief Commercial Officer Sandler Germany
Executive Governor Jörg Ortmeier CEO TWE Group Germany
Board member Achim Schalk Executive Vice President & General Manager HHS EMEIA Berry Global Germany
Board member Martin Langley Regional Director EMEA, Global Nonwovens Business Unit Bostik UK
Board member Christine Lemoine Tyvek® Protective Apparel Global Technology Manager DuPont de Nemours Luxembourg
Board member Michael Baumgartner Managing Vice President Eurasia Fitesa Germany
Board member John McNabb Chief Technology Officer Freudenberg Performance Materials Germany
Board member Patricia Sargeant Vice President, Sales, Composite Fibers Glatfelter Canada
Board member Ali Sisman Managing Director of Hygiene and Medical Hassan Group Turkey
Board member Christian Hassmann Director of Global Filtration and Separation Johns Manville Germany
Board member Sophie Rasmussen Business Leader Essential Health EMEA & Global Women’s Health Johnson & Johnson UK
Board member Elizabeth Metz Vice President of Global Nonwovens Kimberly-Clark USA
Board member Jürgen Eizinger Senior Commercial Director - Nonwovens Business EU/AM/MEA Lenzing Austria
Board member C. Enver Kayali President Mogul Tekstil Turkey
Board member Eric De Kesel COO & EVP Sustainability Mölnlycke Health Care Sweden
Board member Michael Trinkaus Director R&D and Application Engineering Mondi Germany
Board member Robert Green Vice President Performance Polymers NatureWorks USA
Board member Dominiek Tytgat VP Direct Procurement Ontex Belgium
Board member Cédric Ballay CEO PFNonwovens Spain
Board member José Durany CEO Rubi Industrial Spain
Board member Petri Helsky President & CEO Suominen Finland
Board member Omar Hoek Executive Vice President Engineered Papers SWM Luxembourg
Board member Mahdy Katbe Chief Executive Officer Unicharm Gulf Hygienic Industries Saudi Arabia