Our board and management

Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks)
Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks)Vice-Chairperson
Mariagiovanna Vetere joined NatureWorks in February 2013 and is responsible for EU Public Affairs. Previously she worked for more than 10 years as an Internal Audit and International Affairs Manager at COREPLA and was responsible for relations with European and Italian policy makers. Prior to that, Mariagiovanna Vetere worked for the international consulting company KPMG focussing on Business Process Reengineering. She holds a master degree in Economics.
Franz Kraus (Novamont)
Franz Kraus (Novamont)Vice-Chairperson
Franz joined Novamont in December 2021 as Head of International Public Affairs. He is responsible for driving public and governmental affairs engagement in European and international markets, to open new opportunities for compostable solutions, and to promote policy for bio-based and compostable building blocks for a new circular bio-economy. He has an experience of over twenty years working in Public Affairs, both in the public sector (European Parliament) as well as the private sector (Kraft Foods/Mondelez). He holds a master degree in History and English Literature from the University of Regensburg.