Our President & Board
Caption: Board of Directors (Brussels, September 2015)
Caption: Régis Degelcke
The President chairs over the governing bodies of EuroCommerce. Régis Degelcke is the current President.
General Assembly & Board of Administration
The General Assembly is made up of all EuroCommerce members. It approves the annual budget and accounts, and elects the President and the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors is made up of the President and 32 members, among which 25 members from national associations, 6 members from companies and 1 member from affiliated associations.
It admits members, appoints the Vice Presidents and the Director General, sets the political direction and strategic priorities for the association, and supports the representation process vis á vis the EU institutions and other bodies.
The Director-General & the EuroCommerce team
Christian Verschueren is the Director-General of EuroCommerce since July 2011. He heads the 20-strong secretariat, supervising the work of the committees and working groups, and coordinating major advocacy and communication activities at EU level.
Committees and Working Groups
The committees and working groups are made up of experts appointed by member associations and companies, chaired by a member representative. They are managed on a day-to-day basis by the EuroCommerce staff. This is where issues are debated, positions are formed, actions plans to defend the interests of the retail and wholesale sector in the European Institutions and promote the image of retail and wholesale among EU decision makers, are being decided.