From 22 to 24 May, EUsalt, the association of European and global salt producers organised its Annual Meeting in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It was a very successful edition with more than 150 industry executives and experts from member companies as well as external participants attending the conferences. The General Assembly on Wednesday 22 May was followed by two open conferences on key subjects for the salt industry and its stakeholders: "Circularity with a pinch of Salt", a conference on Sustainability & Circular Economy on Thursday 23 May and the Health & Nutrition conference "The Road to Optimum Nutrition #saltmatters" on Friday 24 May.
At the Board meeting, the EUsalt Board elected Dr. Urs Ch. Hofmeier as its new President. Dr. Urs Ch. Hofmeier is Managing Director of Swiss Salt Works, the major salt producer in Switzerland and CEO of SelFin Invest. Dr Hofmeier was previously a member of the EUsalt Auditing Committee.
Jose Mateo Salcedo, Director General of Salinas de Navarra was elected Vice President of the Association; the members of the Auditing Committee are Ulrich Fluck, CEO of Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke and Nick Tsarapatsanis, Managing Director of Hellenic Saltworks.
The new EUsalt Board consists of:
Gonzalo Díaz Caicoya Bras del Port
Gordon Dunn Compass Minerals
Ulrich Fluck Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke
Hubert François Groupe Salins
Urs Ch. Hofmeier Swiss Salt Works
Erich Krug esco
José Mateo Salcedo Salinas de Navarra
Nikolaos Tsarapatsanis Hellenic Saltworks
Nils van der Plas Nouryon
Special thanks go to the EUsalt outgoing President, Ladan Iravanian, General Manager at Tata Chemicals Europe for her leadership in guiding the association through an important transition and paving the way to bring it to the next level in the coming years. The newly elected EUsalt President, Dr. Urs Ch. Hofmeier, will now be setting up a 3 years working agenda that will be discussed with the Board in September and Members will be informed of the Board priorities for the coming years in line with the EUsalt vision and mission.