Mariagiovanna Vetere and Lars Börger take the reins as Acting Co-Chairs

Berlin, 07 November 2023 – European Bioplastics (EUBP) announces that Stefan Barot (BIOTEC) stepped down as Chair and member of the Board of European Bioplastics (EUBP) with immediate effect. Until a successor is elected, Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks) and Lars Börger (Neste) will take the reins of EUBP as Acting Co-Chairs.

In a letter received on 6 November 2023 and addressed to the Managing Director of EUBP, Hasso von Pogrell, Stefan Barot announced his resignation as Chairperson and member of the Board of EUBP with immediate effect, citing personal and professional reasons compelling him to take this extraordinary step.

In an extraordinary Board meeting, Mariagiovanna Vetere and Lars Börger confirmed their availability and willingness to step in as Acting Co-Chairs to lead the association until a successor has been elected. On behalf of the Board, both expressed their gratitude towards Stefan Barot, thanking him for his near year-and-a-half of dedication in steering the association and driving it forward.

The EUBP Managing Director and staff thank Stefan Barot for his work and wish him well for his future endeavours.

Download the press statement as a PDF here.