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9 Governance

Governance
Governance

The General Assembly is composed of all FoodDrinkEurope members (national federations, European sector associations and large food and drink companies). It approves the annual accounts, adopts the Roadmap and establishes internal rules of procedure.

The Board of Directors is composed of 17 Directors, all of whom are CEOs of food and drink companies operating in Europe, five of whom are from SMEs. The Board defines FoodDrinkEurope’s vision, policies and priorities in accordance with the Roadmap, which it submits to the General Assembly for approval.

The Executive Committee (EXCOM) is composed of nine members of the Board, including the President, and is responsible for overseeing the organisation’s work, in accordance with the priorities defined by the Board. The EXCOM takes the lead in policy debates and can establish FoodDrinkEurope Expert Groups to examine specific issues. The Board also supervises and provides guidance to the Executive Committee.

The Committee of Directors General (CDG) is composed of representatives from each national federation and European sector association. It ensures smooth communication between the secretariat and its members.

The Liaison Committee (LC) is composed of representatives from each food and drink company member. It also ensures smooth communication between the secretariat and its members.

This management structure ensures all FoodDrinkEurope members input into the development of the organisation’s policies and priorities.