Leonor Garcia



Leonor Garcia joined PlasticsEurope on 1 September 2015 as the Director Public Affairs, the newly formed department, which combines Communications and Advocacy. She has dual Belgian and Spanish nationality and holds a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).   Before joining PlasticsEurope, she worked for The Coca Cola Company, as Director Corporate Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at both the European as well as the global level. There, she was responsible for providing thought leadership, strategic direction and driving all external advocacy and representation of the company‚Äôs interests in external organizations related to food packaging safety.   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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