New Secretary General at the European Federation for Glass Packaging

Date: 1 July 2008
Brussels, June 20, 2008 - FEVE - the European Container Glass Federation is delighted to announce the appointment of Adeline Farrelly as the new Secretary General effective from this week.

She takes over from Andrew Somogyi who has retired after 16 years with the association.

Adeline Farrelly (44), an Irish national, brings a wide experience of EU politics, communications and public affairs to the association. For the last 7 years she has been the Communications Director for EuropaBio – the European biotechnology industry association in Brussels and has held positions in both the European Commission and European Parliament.

The appointment comes as the FEVE Board is actively reviewing and positioning the glass packaging industry.

Dominique Tombeur, President of FEVE, says: “We very much welcome Adeline Farrelly whose background and experience will enable FEVE to build more direct interaction and visibility for the glass packaging industry here in Brussels.”

Adeline Farrelly says: “I am very happy to be able to work with the glass industry and tackle the issues that require a European response. We need to make more people aware of the benefits of glass, among its many attributes the fact that it is 100% recyclable makes it one of the most sustainable packaging materials available, and this has a tremendous contribution to make to the sustainability agenda.”


Adeline Farrelly - Email: - Mobile: +32 475 931724

About FEVE

FEVE is the association of European manufacturers of glass packaging containers and machine-made glass tableware. The association has some 60 corporate members employing 40,000 people and representing 60% of the glass production in Europe spread throughout 140 plants, including Switzerland and Turkey.

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For the past seven years Adeline Farrelly has been the Communications Director at EuropaBio – the EU association for bioindustries and ran the association’s Council of 25 National Biotechnology Associations. Over the last 18 years, Adeline has been working in Brussels for various private and institutional clients. Prior to joining EuropaBio she has been with Deloitte and Touche, the management and auditing company, where she managed and implemented an international communications programme for the European Commission. From 1996 to 1998 she was engaged by the European Commission to develop a communications strategy and programme for the European Social Fund. Prior to that she worked for a European network of consultants and before coming to live in Brussels, she spent a number of years in Ireland as Marketing Manager of Laura Ashley, the clothes and furnishings retailer.

Born in Ireland in 1963, Adeline studied political science at University College Dublin (UCD) and later marketing at the Marketing Institute of Ireland. She speaks French and Spanish, is a member of the National Union of Journalists and co-chair of the UCD Alumni Association of Belgium.

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