04 January 2013 15:42 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Luc Maene, the former director general of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), has retired, the France-based trade body said on Friday.
Maene, who has served with the IFA for 25 years, is succeeded by Charlotte Hebebrand, formally of Washington, DC think tank International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC).
“Now that I am entering a new phase of my life, I take this opportunity to express my feelings of gratitude for having been allowed to serve the world fertilizer industry family for a quarter of a century,” said Maene in a letter to IFA members.
Hebebrand, whose appointment had been announced in May 2012, started work at IFA’s Paris headquarters on 1 September, and assumed the role of director general at the beginning of 2013. According to the IFA, over 410 prospective appointees were considered for the role.
Prior to joining IPC, Hebebrand held roles within the European Commission and research and education-focused think tank the Brookings Institute.
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