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About ESAE

The European Society of Association Executives is the leading organisation in Europe for bringing together association professionals. We facilitate the exchange of best practices among peers and ensure that current and future leaders understand the association business and strategy.

ESAE's resources and networks enable members to grow by offering a platform to exchange best practices and advance their professional development. ESAE members enjoy varied opportunities to learn and swap insights with other association executives across the continent, through a range of events, seminars, networking initiatives and educational activities.

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Mike Morrissey

ESAE President

CEO, European Cancer Organisation

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Maria Rosa Gibellini

ESAE Vice-President

Director General, European Internet Forum (EIF)

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Rafael Plata

ESAE Vice-President

Secretary General, European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH)


Nicholas Hodac

ESAE Board Member

Director General, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe

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Wouter Lox

ESAE Board Member

Secretary General, European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN)


Giuseppe Marletta

ESAE Ex-officio Board Member

Managing Director, Europe Association of Corporate Counsel

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Chloe Menhinick

ESAE Board Member

Director of Communications, International Currency Association

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Mohamed Mezghani

ESAE Board Member

Secretary General, UITP

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Alexander Mohr

ESAE Treasurer

Executive Director, European Flavour Association (EFFA)

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Carlos Olabe

ESAE Board Member

Executive Director, European Investment Casters’ Federation

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Dianna Steinbach

ESAE Board Member

Vice President of Corporate Development, ISSA - the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association

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Liesbeth Switten

ESAE Board Member

Secretary General, Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB)

About us: Team Members



ESAE Association Manager

With a background in Economics, International Relations and Art, Ioannis has been running ESAE's Secretariat since October 2018.


Amélie Trémolières

Communications & Events Operations Lead

With a background in Communication and European Studies, Amélie joined ESAE in February 2023. She previously worked within the EU and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

About us: Team Members

Honorary Presidents


Florence Bindelle
ESAE President 2017-2019

Secretary General at EuropeanIssuers


Philip Springuel
ESAE President 2015-2017

Strategic Director of Business and non-profit Organisations


Alessandro Cortese
ESAE President 2013-2015



Luc Maene
ESAE President 2000-2013

International Consultant

About us: Team Members
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