EOCC’s highest organ is its General Assembly, with gathers once a year. Composed of representatives of members of the association, the General Assembly defines the general policy orientations, elects the members of the Board, create the working groups, define their missions and powers and approve their activity reports, and finally approves the budget and accounts of the association.
Fabrizio Piva (President)
EOCC President Fabrizio Piva was born on 1 December 1961 near Verona, after the humanities secondary school degree, Fabrizio achieved Agricultural Sciences degree on 1986 at the Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna University and entered in the Italian Agronomists professional register.
After a first short experience as teacher for agrarian classes, he worked for more than 6 years in an agrifood company, becoming the quality assurance manager of the company. Fabrizo then worked for almost 7 years as agronomic branch manager of a fruits and vegetables producers’ organization. During this period, he developed skills in the organic production application method both in the agronomic branch and in the agrifood-processing branch. He contributed for CCPB srl in Bologna and became a member of its Board of Directors.
In 1999, Fabrizio joined CCPB srl as R&D manager and became Vice-President. He worked on the development of new certification schemes both in the organic productions branch and in the sustainable agriculture branch. In 2002, he became a member of the UNI (Italian Legislation Body) Agrifood Commission and in 2008 the President and CEO of CCPB srl. In the same year, he enters in FederBio, the major Italian Organic organization. He continues to contribute for several sector magazines and is author of many economic and technical articles.
Evelyne Alcazar Marin (Vice-President)
Évelyne is EOCC Vice-President. She has worked in certification services for over 14 years. The focus of her education was on organic, with a specialization as Agriculture Diplomate. She completed her academic background with other curricula on quality managing systems.
Évelyne started to work for CAAE in 2001, and hold since then several positions with responsibilities on certification, quality systems, internal organization and international affairs. Currently, she represents CAAE at international level and takes part in several working groups related to social and water standards at European and international level.
Tobias Fischer (Secretary General)
Dr. Georg Eckert (Board member)
Georg studied agriculture and made a PhD in agricultural science (Investigations on the border between agriculture and nature protection) at Institute for Plant Production Department for grassland of University of Hohenheim where he then stayed for several years as scientist. A still has a lectureship at Hohenheim University.
In 1998 Georg started with organic certification at BioZert GmbH as head of the Baden-Württemberg office. With fusion of Alicon and BioZert to the new ABCERT, he became head of department of agriculture up to now. Georg takes actively part in working bodies within EOCC ( Regulation and Residues) and Ifoam EU.
Sergiy Galashevskyy (Board member)
Sergiy Galashevskyy has been involved in the organic sector of Ukraine for more than 8 years. He started working in 2007 for the certification body Organic Standard. From inspector, he became head of inspection department and holds since the end of 2008 the position of General Manager. Under Sergiy’s management, Organic Standard became one of the leading organic certification bodies in Ukraine. Sergiy was born in 1983. He graduated from the Bila Tserkva State Agrarian University (Agronomy Faculty) in 2006 and in the same year he also studied organic agriculture in Great Britain (Writtle college, University of Essex). In 2014, he finished his MBA education with specific topic of diploma work “Marketing strategies of organic certification body”. Sergiy is an active player of the Ukrainian organic sector; he belongs to official working group 8.2 Organic Farming and also takes part in the process of elaboration of the Ukrainian organic law. Further, Sergiy is one of coordinators of Ukrainian Pavilion at Biofach and the annual national organic conference in the Ukraine.
He works as an expert in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova (trainings in organic agriculture, policy dialog, expertise etc.).
Within EOCC, Sergiy is the Coordinator of Task Force “Ukraine” since 2015 and a member of Working Group ‘Import’.
Sergiy is constantly improving his knowledge in various areas of organic production (certification, market development, legislation, control body management), studying experience of such countries as Switzerland, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, USA and implementing the acquired knowledge in order to develop organic sector in Ukraine.
Sergiy Galashevskyy has been elected as EOCC Board Member during the General Asssembly 2017, in Bologna.
Aurélie Quintin (Representative)
Aurélie took over the position of EOCC Representative in December 2016. She has more than 15 years professional experience, both in public and the private sector. Prior to joining EOCC, Aurélie was working more than 8 years in a European federation both as project manager as well as policy advisor. Before that, she had also worked as a Commercial attaché for the French Trade and Economic Mission in Düsseldorf. She holds a master’s in European law. Aurélie is a French national. Next to her mother tongue, she speaks fluently English and German.