Eurobitume is delighted to announce that Total’s Frank-Michael Biel was elected Eurobitume President at the association’s recent Annual General Meeting, part of the virtual Eurobitume Spring Meeting. Previously Eurobitume’s Vice-President, experienced bitumen, oil and gas industries senior executive Frank took over as President from ExxonMobil’s Frédérique Cointe, who had been in that role for the past 12 months.
As President, one of Frank-Michael’s first priorities will be supporting the delivery of the 7th E&E Congress in June, which will be the first virtual E&E Congress. Having been originally scheduled to take place one year ago in 2020, the congress is eagerly awaited and there are high expectations from participants and sponsors of the outcome.
In parallel, another important priority for the next few months will be to position Eurobitume for the future. Meeting the needs of all members and stakeholders in a quickly changing world is critical, ensuring that Eurobitume remains the first reference for the bitumen industry in Europe.
Also at the Eurobitume Spring Meeting, Eurobitume members elected a new, 10-strong Board of Directors:
From Core Member companies: Frank Biel (Total) – President; Roberto Cipolletta (ENI); Frédérique Cointe (ExxonMobil) - Immediate past President; Paul Fitzroy (Puma) – Treasurer; Dave Foster (Shell); Francisco Lucas (Repsol) - Vice President; Tobi Pardo (Cepsa); Carl Robertus (Nynas). From Associate Member companies: Robert Gregan (LCY), Jan Soers (Geos).
Established in 1969, Eurobitume (the European Association of Bitumen Producers) is the unique voice of the bitumen industry in Europe, promoting the efficient, effective and safe use of refined bitumen in road, industrial and building applications.
Eurobitume provides a forum to share and develop technical and scientific information, with a view to continually enhancing the industry’s health and safety standards, as well as its technical progress. The association aims to provide clarity on technical issues relating to the European bitumen industry.
Eurobitume operates four expert committees - Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE); Technical; Public Relations and Communications (PRC) and Membership – each of which has intensive work programmes to provide guidance and support for members and their customers. These committees research the scientific and technical issues relating to the handling, application and long-term use of bitumen; produce relevant data for regulators; and provide expert advice and practical guidelines to inform best practice throughout the European bitumen industry.