Baiba Miltoviča, EESC TEN Section President

Baiba Miltoviča has been appointed in 2020 President of the “Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and Information Society” Section (TEN) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). In April Pokaži več

Baiba Miltoviča has been appointed in 2020 President of the “Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and Information Society” Section (TEN) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). In April 2023 she was re-elected as president of the TEN section for a second term of two and a half years (2023-2025). In her previous mandate at the EESC, she held a position as Vice-President of the Diversity Europe Group of the EESC.

Baiba Miltoviča is a member of the Consumer Policy Advisory Group established by the European Commission Directorate-General Justice and Consumers.

At the national level she serves as the Board member of the Latvian National Association for Consumer Protection (LPIAA, member of the European Consumer Organization, BEUC) and is Member of the Advisory Board of the Latvian Public Utilities Commission.

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Annika Wappling Korzinek

Annika Wäppling Korzinek, European Commission representation, Sweden

Annika Wäppling Korzinek is since 1 February 2023 Head of the European Commission representation in Sweden. Annika is a Swedish national and has pursued a career of over 25 years in the EU institutPokaži več

Annika Wäppling Korzinek is since 1 February 2023 Head of the European Commission representation in Sweden. Annika is a Swedish national and has pursued a career of over 25 years in the EU institutions. Before joining the Representation in Sweden, she worked in the European Commission Directorate General for Environment and previously also with sustainable development in the European Economic and Social Committee. She has extensive experience in communication and outreach, EU general affairs, sustainable development, as well as climate and environment policy. Recently, she was managing the regulatory and public affairs team in a private company.

Annika Wäppling Korzinek holds a higher education degree in environmental assessment and evaluation from London School of Economics and Political Science and a degree of Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics of Uppsala University. In addition to her Swedish mother tongue, she speaks English, French, German and Italian.

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Helene Holstein, Ministry of Rural Affairs and Infrastructure

Helene Holstein,Deputy Director General and Head of unit at the Ministry of Rural Affairs and Infrastructure with responsibility for forest policy, forestry and forest industry. Helene Holstein alsPokaži več

Helene Holstein,Deputy Director General and Head of unit at the Ministry of Rural Affairs and Infrastructure with responsibility for forest policy, forestry and forest industry. Helene Holstein also has coordinating responsibility within the government office for the work with a growing bioeconomy as well as responsibility for research and higher education in neighboring areas.

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Aurel Laurenţiu Ploscean, EESC Vice-President

Aurel Laurenţiu Plosceanu has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Employers' Group since 2007. He has been involved in activities across all sections of the EPokaži več

Aurel Laurenţiu Plosceanu has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Employers' Group since 2007. He has been involved in activities across all sections of the EESC. Prior to his appointment as Vice-President for Communication on 26 April 2023, he served as President of the EESC Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC), EU Chair of the EU-Serbia Joint Consultative Committee (2020-2023) and President of the Audit Committee from 2015-2017.

In his native Romania, Mr Plosceanu has been Vice-President of UGIR (the Romanian Industrialists General Union) since 2016 and President of ARACO (the Romanian Association of Building Contractors), which is a member of FIEC (the European Federation of Construction Industries) since 2007. Other past professional experiences include the position of CEO at ABC Asigurari Reasigurari SA from 2000 to 2007, President of the Social House of Building Workers from 1999 to 2016, member of the Board of the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest and member of the Romanian Economic and Social Council (both from 2007 to 2011), President of the Romanian Association of SMEs in Insurance from 2005 to 2007 and Co-President of the Romanian Alliance of Employers' Confederations from 2007 to 2013.

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Rudolf Kolbe, EESC Member

Rudolf Kolbegraduated as engineer and continued his professional education in the field of geodetic surveying. He worked for the Austrian Ministries of Economics, then for the Ministry of Justice. Pokaži več

Rudolf Kolbegraduated as engineer and continued his professional education in the field of geodetic surveying. He worked for the Austrian Ministries of Economics, then for the Ministry of Justice. Since 1981 he has been managing his own company in the field of geodetic surveying.

With  regard to his other functions, he was President of the Austrian Federal Conference of the Liberal Professions, President of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineers since 2020. At European level, he was appointed an Austrian Member of the EESC in 2015 and he is  Vice-President of Group III (Civil Society Organisations' Group) since 2020.

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Sam Hägglund, EESC Member

Sam Hägglund graduated as architect in 1980 and has worked for the Swedish Ministry of Housing. His PhD thesis from 1987 at the KTH (Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) dealt with the regioPokaži več

Sam Hägglund graduated as architect in 1980 and has worked for the Swedish Ministry of Housing. His PhD thesis from 1987 at the KTH (Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) dealt with the regional planning of Greater Stockholm. 

He worked subsequently at the KTH as lecturer and at the Högskoleverket, (Swedish Agency for Higher Education) dealing with comparative research on post-graduate education in different OECD countries. 

From 2000 until 2006 he worked as General Secretary for the Nordic Federation of Building and Woodworkers in Stockholm. From 2007 until 2019 he worked as General Secretary for the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers in Brussels.

He was appointed a Swedish Member of the EESC in 2020 and he is currently Member of the NAT and TEN Sections as well as the CCMI. 

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Susanne Rudenstam, Swedish Wood Building Council

Susanne Rudenstam is managing director at Swedish Wood Building Council, she is responsible for the operations within the Swedish Wood Construction Office and for the internationalPokaži več

Susanne Rudenstam is managing director at Swedish Wood Building Council, she is responsible for the operations within the Swedish Wood Construction Office and for the international work within Wood Construction.

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Peter Holmgren, Future Vistas

Dr. Peter Holmgren is a senior forestry and development professional from Sweden with research credentials in forest management and economics. He has twenty years senior-level experience with interPokaži več

Dr. Peter Holmgren is a senior forestry and development professional from Sweden with research credentials in forest management and economics. He has twenty years senior-level experience with inter-governmental organizations and processes, including negotiations and diplomacy.

He worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN 1998-2012 where he subsequently

  • led the global forest resources assessment,
  • headed the section on forest resources development and
  • for five years directed the organization’s work on climate change, bioenergy and land tenure – a coordinating role across forestry, agriculture, fisheries and food security.

He served 2012-2017 as Director General for the Center for International Forestry Research, an international organization headquartered in Indonesia.

Since 2018 he is based in Sweden working with corporations and industry federations in the forest-based sector, developing business and investment strategies in relation to sustainable development and climate change.

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Bernhard Egert, UBM Development

Bernhard Egert was born in Vienna in 1966. The graduate construction engineer studied at the Vienna University of Technology and earned an MBA at the Vienna University of Economics and Business AdmPokaži več

Bernhard Egert was born in Vienna in 1966. The graduate construction engineer studied at the Vienna University of Technology and earned an MBA at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He started as a Construction and Project Manager at Hofman & Maculan Bau.

Later, Bernhard Egert was Managing Director of Graf-Holztechnik and Rubner Holzbau, among others. Through his chairmanship of various committees within the association of the timber industry, he has been contributing to the strengthening of timber construction for many years.

As a master builder, master timber constructor, property developer and judicial assessor, Bernhard Egert is a proven expert in timber construction. He has headed the Timber Construction department at UBM Development since March 2022.

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Keith Fryer,
CEI-Bois

Keith Fryer’s a Past president of the UK Timber Trade Federation (now known as TDUK) and is currently a Board member of CEI Bois; he also Chairs their Trade Working Group.

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Keith Fryer’s a Past president of the UK Timber Trade Federation (now known as TDUK) and is currently a Board member of CEI Bois; he also Chairs their Trade Working Group.

Having worked within the timber industry since leaving school, Keith joined a management buyout team of a London based timber merchanting operation which he ran for 23 years before selling to a FTSE 250 public company. His current venture is a rapidly growing building materials business based in Berkshire, UK.

“I’m coming towards the end of my career and I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have enjoyed my work; the timber industry is quite incredible. It’s diversity, global reach and camaraderie makes it a fantastic sector. More importantly, timber use is one of our best routes to tackling climate change”.

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