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Paul Krajnik is the new chair of ECHA’s Management Board


Starting on 1 October 2020, he will chair the Management Board for the next two years. 

Helsinki, 25 September 2020 – ECHA’s Management Board has elected its Austrian member, Mr Paul Krajnik, to lead its work. Mr Krajnik is the Deputy Director for Chemicals Policy and Biocides and the Head of Biocides at the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. He succeeds Ms Sharon McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Health and Safety Authority, who has served for two full terms as chair.

“I would like to thank Sharon for her outstanding performance. Her leadership has paved the way, enabling us to make important decisions, greatly improve the Board’s ability to exercise its governance function, and supporting ECHA to deliver on its strategic objectives. I will continue this work to provide a sound basis for the Agency’s long-term future, to give answers to the challenges of the implementation of chemicals legislation, and, in a wider context, to contribute to the European Green Deal objectives,” says Paul Krajnik.

The term of office of the Management Board chair is two years and may be renewed once. 

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