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The EFFRA Team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association. It is a first point of contact for EFFRA members and stakeholders with an interest in the 'Factories of the Future' public-private partnership.


Executive Director

Željko Pazin

Željko is responsibile for the daily management of EFFRA and for the implementation of the decisions taken by the Board of Directors. In addition, Željko manages the EFFRA team and coordinates the association's public affairs and public relations. Željko also directs membership relations.

T: +32 2 206 68 70



Technical Director

Chris Decubber

Chris is responsible for generating consensus on research and innovation priorities among the industrial and research community for the 'Factories of the Future' PPP. In addtion, Chris is also responsible for the monitoring the progress and outcome of the 'Factories of the Future' PPP, including the management of the EFFRA Innovation Portal. Chris also leads the deployment of innovation and knowledge transfer mechanisms.

T: +32 2 206 68 87




Communications Advisor

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick leads EFFRA's external and internal communications. He promotes EFFRA, the 'Factories of the Future' PPP and Factories of the Future projects. Patrick also supports EFFRA's public affairs activities, Factories of the Future community activities and manages events.

T: +32 2 206 68 85



Membership and Accounts Officer

Miriam Ravelo Gonzalez

Miriam is responsible for EFFRA membership affairs and association finances. As well as being the main contact for members, Miriam manages and implements EFFRA's events.

T: +32 2 206 68 86