Hubert Genieys, Senior Vice-President at Nestlé Waters Re-Elected to Preside European Federation of Bottled Waters
Brussels – 10 July 2012 – Hubert Genieys, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Communications and Sponsoring Nestlé Waters MT has been re-elected as President of the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW).
Mr. Genieys will serve a second two-year mandate as EFBW’s Chairman, providing experienced leadership to the Federation as it moves forward with its commitment to promoting the high quality and safety standards of the industry, protecting the specificities of natural mineral and spring waters at the European and international level, as well as demonstrating the industry’s strong commitment to protecting the environment.
His appointment was decided at EFBW’s Annual General Meeting, 24-26 June 2012 in Berlin. Other members of EFBW’s Executive Committee include Vice Presidents Mr. Ettore Fortuna, President of Mineracqua, Mr. Marc du Bois, CEO of Spadel, and Mr. Francisco Vallejo, President of ANEABE.
"Hubert Genieys’ vision has been instrumental in launching a number of important initiatives for our sector", said Patricia Fosselard, Secretary General of EFBW. His leadership has enabled our members to align on common issues and he has played a pivotal role in strengthening EFBW in Europe and abroad. We look forward to his continuing contribution."
With a track record of more than 20 years experience in the bottled water sector, Mr. Genieys joined Perrier in 1992 and since 2009 he has served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for the Water division of Nestlé based in France.
ABOUT EFBW EFBW is the voice of the European bottled water industry. A non-profit trade association with a membership base that includes national associations, companies and scientific bodies, EFBW collectively represents more than 600 producers of bottled water across Europe. The Federation works to ensure that naturally sourced waters continue to offer a high quality, pure and convenient way to hydrate, and represents a sustainable and responsible choice for Europeans. The association represents more than 158,000 direct employees throughout the production chain.