Lorenza Romanese, a veteran European policy advisor, has been named Managing Director of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), the Association has announced.
She replaces Michael Carus of Germany’s Nova Institute, an original founder of EIHA who served as Managing Director of the organization for 13 years.
“I am pretty conscious of the challenges the industrial hemp sector faces and I am convinced that a harmonized and complete European strategy could be advantageous for citizens, buyers and the complete market,” stated Romanese, who brings extra than 10 years of knowledge as a policy advisor and communication manager at the European level. She has advised interests in the oil and gas sector, and most not too long ago led the European Association of Independent Winegrowers.
Prior to taking up her new function with EIHA Romanese worked with a quantity MEPs to propose hemp reforms to the Typical Agriculture Policy in the European Union.
“I think that industrial hemp plays a important function in the subsequent generation agricultural economy as it is green, renewable, pesticides cost-free and with a unfavorable carbon footprint,” she stated.Romanese is a native of Italy and graduated from the University of Gorizia with a Master of Arts in European Affairs. She speaks 4 languages.