10 November 2020
Europatat's new lobbyist
EUROPATAT'S new Technical Affairs Director, Romans Vorss, has now taken up his role and will be lobbying on behalf of The European Potato Trade Association to ensure the best practices are in place for potato growers and suppliers Europe-wide.
Romans has an extensive professional experience of more than 10 years in Brussels, where he has been promoting and defending the interests of member associations and trading companies active in the EU agri-food trade sector. He holds a Bachelor in Food Technology and a Master in Natural Science from the University of Latvia, where he is originally from, and he has practical experience in a variety of EU policy areas related to food safety and trade among others.
In his position of Europatat’s Technical Affairs Director, Romans will be responsible for dossiers such as plant and food safety, trade, or research and innovation. Together with the Europatat’s Secretary General, he will also support the association’s public affairs and policy objectives trough the implementation of different lobbying activities.
He said: “I am excited to be joining the Europatat family at this challenging time and to be part of the association’s new team. I am looking forward to working with all our members to ensure they receive the high-quality support and advice they need to help grow their businesses and that the sector is well represented at the European level.”
Europatat’s Secretary General, Berta Redondo Benito, has welcomed this new addition to the team. She said: “We are very excited to welcome Romans to the Europatat team and to the potato sector. His technical background and his extensive experience on EU affairs will certainly be an asset to the association now and into the future. Together, we will continue with the proactive work of the Secretariat of the past years, always with the support of all the members and stakeholders across the sector.”