PlasticsEurope appoints new Director Public Affairs

On 1st September PlasticsEurope, the pan-European association representing European plastics manufacturers, announced the appointment of Leonor Garcia as Director Public Affairs.

In her previous job, Leonor was Director Corporate Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company, responsible for providing thought leadership, strategic direction and driving all external advocacy and representation of the company’s interests in external organizations related to food packaging safety.

Leonor Garcia has dual Belgian and Spanish nationality and has worked for both the European as well as the global market. She holds a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).   

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, she was the Manager of the European Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs Department at UCB Chemical Specialties (now Cytec/Allnex) which product range included plastic films and a wide variety of additives and resins for adhesives, coatings and inks. She also worked for 10 years at Exxon Chemical (now EXXONMOBIL) where she held several positions of increasing responsibility ranging from Product & Process Development to Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs.  
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