Governance

Orgalim is an international not-for-profit association with its legal seat in Brussels. Our membership comprises national associations and European sector associations from the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and metal technology industries of European countries. The full list of members is available here and our statutes can be viewed here

Our members drive our advocacy work through a number of governance bodies and policy committees. Senior industry leaders representing our organisation engage with decision makers at the highest political level. At the working level, Orgalim’s hundreds-strong network of experts contributes input and insights to shape positions on the EU policies and regulations impacting the technology industries. The secretariat in Brussels coordinates this work and manages engagement with the EU institutions.

Orgalim is registered in the European Union Transparency Register, ID number 20210641335-88.

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General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme governance body of Orgalim, with every member represented. The General Assembly elects the Orgalim Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who are also Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. The assembly meets at least once a year and its decisions are binding on all members.

The current Chairman of Orgalim is Jaakko Hirvola (CEO of Technology Industries of Finland), and the current Vice-Chairman is Stefan Brupbacher (Director General of Swissmem).

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, composed of association CEOs, is elected by the General Assembly from representatives of full members of Orgalim. It is responsible for overseeing the management of the association. Check here the current list of Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

Presidents' Board

The current President of Orgalim is Rada Rodriguez, CEO of Signify GmbH (bio available here). She is supported in her role by Vice President Christophe Lautray, Executive Vice President Sales and Services, KION ITS EMEA.

The role of the President and Vice President is to represent Orgalim externally in dialogue with European decision makers at the highest level. Internally, they are responsible for strategic agenda setting for the association. They preside over a Presidents’ Board, composed of high-level company representatives - see the full list here.

Executive Forum for Advanced Manufacturing

The Executive Forum is a limited membership forum bringing together high-level executives across manufacturing sectors to connect, access valuable insights and influence the industry agenda. The Executive Forum serves as an advisory forum to Orgalim’s Board of Directors and gathers company leaders shaping today’s industrial transformation.

Executive Forum for Advanced Manufacturing

Policy Committees

Orgalim has three policy committees tasked with driving the association’s strategic policy agenda. With membership comprising CEOs and policy directors of the national associations, they are constituted to reflect the three industrial branches represented by Orgalim: Metal Articles Liaison Committee (MALC), Mechanical Engineering Liaison Committee (MELC) and Committee of the Electrical and Electronic Industries (CEEI).

The policy committees mainly convene jointly but can also meet separately on industry-specific matters as required. The current Policy Committee Chairs are:

MALC/MELC: Juan Ramón Durán (SERCOBE)

CEEI: Wolfgang Weber (ZVEI)

Working Groups

Practical policy work across Orgalim’s horizontal areas of interest is led by working groups. Chaired by a member representative, these groups are composed of specialists in the respective areas from across our membership. They are supported by a number of task forces on specific issues of interest. Check here the full list of Working Groups.

Working Groups

Secretariat

The Orgalim secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the association, implementation of the Orgalim work programme and coordination of policy committees and working groups. The work of the secretariat is led by Director General Malte Lohan (bio available here). Appointed by the General Assembly, the Director General is supported by a team of around 30 based in Orgalim’s Brussels offices.

The secretariat manages engagement with the EU institutions, publishes political analysis and intelligence, and gathers industry data. Further activities include the delivery of services to clients through the Partnership department and the provision of legal publications to support the day-to-day work of companies operating in the EU.