Nina Cromnier new Chair of ECHA’s Management Board
On 27 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Management Board elected Nina Cromnier, the Swedish member, as its new Chair. She will take up the post on 1 October 2012 for a period of two years. Nina Cromnier is the Director General of the Swedish Chemicals Agency since 2010. Before that, she worked at the Swedish Ministry of Environment, her latest position being the Director for Chemicals and Waste Division. Previous career steps included posts at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Swedish Waste Research Council. She holds two degrees: one in Chemical Engineering and another in Business Administration. Ms Cromnier has been a member of ECHA’s Management Board since 2010. The former Chair, Mr Thomas Jakl, the Austrian member, lead the Board for two full terms since 2008. He steered the Board during the crucial set-up phase of the Agency and through a successful first REACH registration deadline. The latest challenges of the Board included the start of the preparations for an extended ECHA mandate under Biocides and PIC as well as the preparations for the 2013 REACH deadline. The term of office of the Chair is two years and renewable once.