WHO WE ARE

We are an international group of public affairs professionals, economists, lawyers and scientists committed to dialogue and transparency. We seek to participate constructively in EU-law making on tobacco.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is composed of six Directors, representing the three Tobacco Europe Full members: (BAT, IMB and JTI). The Board decides on the regulatory objectives of Tobacco Europe and agrees on the working program and the activities of the Tobacco Europe working groups. The current Board Directors are:

Antje-Schlichting

ANTJE
SCHLICHTING

Tobacco Europe Chair 2021
DIVISIONAL HEAD OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS - EUROPE
Imperial Brands
antje.schlichting@uk.imptob.com
AMANI KESSI

AMANI
KESSI

VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS, WESTERN EUROPE
JTI
amani.kessi@jti.com
simon-cleverly

SIMON
CLEVERLY

REGIONAL HEAD OF LEGAL & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS - EUROPE NORTH AFRICA
BAT
Simon_Cleverly@bat.com
 
Ksenija-Barysiene

KSENIJA
BARYSIENE

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
JTI
Ksenija.Barysiene@jti.com
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LINDSAY MENNEL KEATING

HEAD OF EU CORPORATE AFFAIRS EU
Imperial Brands
Lindsay.Keating@uk.imptob.com
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ERIC SENSI-MINAUTIER

VICE PRESIDENT EU AFFAIRS
BAT
eric_sensi-minautier@bat.com

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee ensures that the Board decisions are implemented and supervises Tobacco Europe activities. The Members of the Executive Committee represent the three Tobacco Europe full members. The current members of the Executive Committee are:

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ERIC SENSI-MINAUTIER

VICE PRESIDENT EU AFFAIRS
BAT
eric_sensi-minautier@bat.com
Ksenija-Barysiene

KSENIJA
BARYSIENE

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
JTI
Ksenija.Barysiene@jti.com
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LINDSAY MENNEL KEATING

HEAD OF EU CORPORATE AFFAIRS EU
Imperial Brands
Lindsay.Keating@uk.imptob.com

WORKING GROUPS AND TASK FORCES

Discussions on regulatory issues are held in different working groups, whose members represent the member companies. They are chaired by member companies’ representatives. Some of them are joint “Tobacco Europe – ESTA” working groups.

TOBACCO EUROPE SECRETARIAT

The Tobacco Europe secretariat is responsible for establishing and maintaining working relations with the EU Institutions. It supports the work of the Tobacco Europe working groups, collects and circulates information on regulatory developments relating to cigarettes, ensures that Tobacco Europe’s views are presented in the EU circle and interacts with a large number of stakeholders.

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MAURITS BRUGGINK

Secretary General

mb@tobacco-europe.eu Tel + 32 2 319 2767

Maurits heads the Tobacco Europe office and has responsibility for the effective representation of the organisation at the European Union institutions. Maurits has been active in international public affairs in different roles for over three decades.
NATHALIE DARGE

NATHALIE DARGE

Director for EU Affairs

nathalie@tobacco-europe.eu Tel + 32 2 319 2765

Nathalie is responsible for fiscal affairs and international trade issues as well as environmental related topics. She coordinates EU-level advocacy closely with our members, the tobacco value chain and national associations. Prior to joining Tobacco Europe, Nathalie worked 9 years at EUROFER.
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ALICE PALUMBO

Policy Officer

ap@tobacco-europe.eu Tel + 32 2 319 2767

Alice follows various EU policies affecting the tobacco sector and supports the secretariat and its members with advice and coordination activities. Alice has a Master in European Affairs from the University of Maastricht.