Catherine Entzminger General Secretary
She was appointed ECA’s General Secretary in August 2015. Prior to that, she served for 5 years as the association’s EU Affairs Manager. Before joining the ECA, she held positions at the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the European Association of Chambers of Commerce.
Antonia Hosten Administration & Communications Officer
She is the ECA Administrative Officer. Antonia joined the ECA shortly after graduating and holds a Master degree in European Studies, with a focus on the dimensions and means of European policies.
Julia Manetsberger Manager Food Safety & Quality
She is the ECA’s EU Affairs Officer for Food Safety. Initially trained as a chemist, Julia obtained her PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, studying properties of microbial food contaminants. Before joining ECA, Julia worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the KU Leuven investigating molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases.
Maria Suman Manager Trade & Sustainability
She is the EU Affairs Officer for Trade policy and Sustainability. Graduated in Political Sciences and European Affairs, Maria has previously worked in trade policy in the field of energy within a European Association, as well as with agricultural policy and foodstuffs over the past years working in the Brussels area.