The European Starch Industry Association, Starch Europe, is the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level. Its membership comprises 27 EU starch producing companies, together representing more than 95% of the EU starch industry, and, in associate membership, 7 national starch industry associations.
As the representative body of the EU starch industry, Starch Europe also plays a key role in the collection and dissemination of industry data, the management of joint research projects and the promotion of self regulation and industry best practice, through initiatives such as EFISC and the Eco-profile study.
Starch EU Key messages
Starch Europe is a partner to governments, industry and other stakeholders who support a strong, sustainable starch industry. [...]
A positive, progressive policy environment is essential, if the starch industry is to remain an important contributor to economic growth in Europe.
Facilitating the needs of consumers and industry Innovation: Innovation plays an integral role in the European [...]
European-produced starch sits at the heart of thousands of products that we encounter in our daily lives.
Mainstay of the European economy The production of starch has been a mainstay of the European economy [...]
In October 2014, The European Starch Industry Association, formerly known as the AAF, was renamed Starch Europe. The AAF was formed in 2006 as a merger between the former EU association of cereal starch producers, the AAC (itself the result of a merge between AAM, the EU association of EU maize starch producers, the AAB, the EU association of wheat starch producers and the EU association of rice starch producers), and the former EU association of potato starch producers, the UFE, both of which date back to 1959. Starch Europe’s main decision making body is the General Assembly. It meets once a year and all Starch Europe members are represented.
The General Assembly’s main responsibilities are to:
- Approve budgets, annual accounts and the audit report
- Approve annual priorities
- Appoint and discharge the administrators, the managing director and the auditor
- Appoint and exclude members
- Amend, when necessary, the Association’s by-laws
In order to manage and implement its annual priorities, the General Assembly appoints an Executive Committee, consisting of a cross section of the members, amongst whom are the Association’s administrators (the President and the four vice presidents). The Executive Committee meets as appropriate but typically four times a year. The current members of the Executive Committee are:
|President||Alain Dufait||Managing Director Starches & Sweeteners – Cargill|
|Vice president||Christophe Rupp Daelhem||Development Group Director – Roquette|
|Vice president||Arjan de Rooij||Board member – AVEBE|
|Vice president||Gustav Deiters||CEO-Crespel and Deiters|
|Michael Andreae-Jäckering||Managing Director – Jäckering|
|Pierre Perez Y Landazuri||Vice president – Ingredion|
|Axel Bonde||Juridical expert – EU afffairs – KMC|
|Yves Belegaud||General Manager – Tereos|
The day to day management of Starch Europe is the responsibility of the Managing Director with the support of the secretariat. Starch Europe also appoints special committees and working groups to deal with specific issues or sets of issues. They meet as required and report to the Executive Committee.