Meet the Team

A 9-persons Board is in charge of the CEI-Bois strategy, its objectives and its budget; it supervises the finances. 

The General Assembly is the CEI-Bois ultimate decision-maker. It is composed by all the Confederation’s Members, elects the Chairman and Vice-chairmen.

The Confederation is headed by a Secretary General, nominated by the Board, and supported by a staff of 4.


Sampsa Auvinen


Silvia Melegari

Secretary General

Paul Brannen

Director of Public Affairs

Margherita Miceli

Policy Officer

Trade and Sustainability

Andrew Norton

Technical Advisor

Research Development & Innovation and Construction WGs Coordination; Life Cycle Assessement

Teodora Ilieva

Policy Officer

Social Affairs & Communication

Board Members

Vice-Chair: Dr Erich Wiesner (FV Holzindustrie, Austria)

Former Chairman: Anders Ek (SFIF & TMF Sweden)

Filip De Jaeger (Fedustria, Belgium)

Keith Fryer (TTF, United Kingdom)

 Ana Dijan (Croatian wood cluster, Croatia)

Rob van Hoesel (FEFPEB, The Netherlands)

Denny Ohnesorge  (HDH, Germany)

Juha Mäntylä (FFIF & FWIF , Finland)

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