Nicola Rega has been appointed as new Cefic Executive Director Climate Change and Energy. Nicola will succeed Charles-Henri Robert as of the 1st April 2023. In this role, he and his team will work on solutions to energy issues in our industry and accompany the chemical industry on their way to climate neutrality without losing their competitiveness globally.
Nicola has been with Cefic since 2020, when he joined us as Energy Director. During his years in Cefic, Nicola was responsible for many files linked to the European Green Deal and the REPowerEU. He also played a crucial role in Cefic’s work on the effect of the energy crisis on our sector, including the new proposal for the reform of the electricity market design presented yesterday by the European Commission. In his new role, Nicola represents the industry’s interests to European institutions, international organisations and relevant stakeholders.
On the occasion of his promoion, Nicola Rega commented:
“The right solutions never come out of isolation. Over the years I’ve spent countless hours with industrial plant managers and regulatory affair offices, CEOs and professors, national industrial associations and actors from civil society. And these discussions were crucial to working out solutions at European and national levels.
And while we have made much progress, we are still far from crossing the finish line. Many more discussions lie ahead, and many more solutions still need to be found and accomplished. And my mission as Executive Director Climate Change and Energy is to keep working with the right partners and cross the finish line together.”