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CEPF appoints Fanny-Pomme Langue as its new Secretary-General

The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) has formally announced that the CEPF Board has appointed Fanny-Pomme Langue as its new Secretary-General as of February 15. Langue, who is currently Policy Director at the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), succeeds Emma Berglund who has decided to leave the organisation to pursue her career elsewhere.

It has been a great honour to lead the CEPF Secretariat and my decision to leave was not easy. Family forestry needs a common voice, maybe now more than ever, to explain how our multifunctional and sustainably managed European forests contribute to meeting the big challenges facing society. Working for CEPF to strengthen that voice has been a privilege, said Berglund.

During the December 2017 Board meeting of CEPF, the CEPF President Hubert de Schorlemer and the Board thanked Emma Berglund for her hard work and dedication to CEPF.

Emma has been a great leader and force for CEPF. She built a strong team and helped develop the organisation further, strengthening the impact and recognition of CEPF as the European voice of family forestry. We wish Emma all success for her next steps and look forward to continuing working with her in other forms in the future, said de Schorlemer.

The CEPF Board also formally appointed Fanny-Pomme Langue as its new Secretary-General, starting on February 15.

Exceptionally well-versed in EU forestry and biomass policy issues, Fanny-Pomme Langue has recently been appointed as the new Secretary-General of the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF). She assumes her new position February 15.

We are very happy to welcome Fanny-Pomme Langue to the CEPF family. She is exceptionally well placed to continue building on CEPF’s success and impact, and develop the organisation to become even stronger in the future. The CEPF Board, the team and all the CEPF members look forward to working with her, said de Schorlemer.

Fanny-Pomme Langue has a background in EU policies and agricultural law. She has been working since 2013 as Policy Director of the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) representing the EU bioenergy sector. Prior to that, she worked in the European Commission (DG Energy) and the French forest cooperatives organisation (UCFF).

It is a great honour and pleasure to join CEPF and come back to work in the forestry sector. Forests are key for our society and their contribution needs to be fully recognized in all upcoming relevant EU policies. In this context, I look forward to working on building constructive positions and raising the voice of forest owners in close collaboration with their partners, said Fanny-Pomme Langue.

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