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Gwendoline Riou is the EU Public Affairs and Communications Manager for the European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN). EUROPEN is a unique cross-sectoral EU industry association in Brussels, presenting the opinion of the packaging supply chain in Europe, regardless of the packaging material or system. EUROPEN members are comprised of multinational corporate companies spanning the packaging value chain (raw material producers, converters and brand owners) plus nine national packaging organizations all committed to continuously improving the environmental performances of packaged products, in collaboration with their suppliers and customers. www.europen-packaging.eu.
Prior to joining EUROPEN in 2016, Ms. Riou worked as a consultant for a European Affairs practice in Brussels and for a global communications group, where she contributed to the implementation of pan-European lobbying and communications campaigns for high-profile clients, mostly in the healthcare and environment sectors. Ms. Riou holds a double Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Political Science from Sciences Po Bordeaux (France) and a Diploma of Higher Education in Politics and International Relations from Coventry University (Great Britain).