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Board

As of December 2019, ECOFI’s members elected a President and Vice-President for the next two years. In December 2020, ECOFI members elected a second Vice-President and third Board member to help the ECOFI Presidency with their mandates.

 

President

Quentin Protsenko has been working since 2016 as a regulatory manager at FRAYSSINET, a French producer of organic and organo-mineral fertilizer, soil improver and biostimulants. He is responsible of product registration and export development and is also actively involved in French and European standardization on fertilizer products. FRAYSSINET products combine tradition, research and technology to meet the expectations of tomorrow’s agriculture: quality, safety and sustainability in respect of circular economy principles.

Previously he was the technical and regulatory affairs manager at UPJ, the French sector association of plant care products for gardeners and green spaces. He provided support to companies and helped for a fair transition to more sustainable and healthier products following the ban on chemical plant protection products in this sector. He also managed the development of a website and phone app called « La clinique des plantes » to help amateur gardeners deal with their plant diseases.

In 2012, he obtained a master’s degree in Plant Technology and Specialty Crops at the University of Angers (France).

Mr. Protsenko became President of ECOFI in December 2018. He has been attending the European Commission’s Fertilizer Working Group meetings as an ECOFI representative since January 2019.

 

Vice-President

Chiara Manoli is responsible for product registration and organic certification at Ilsa SpA (Italy), where she has been employed as a researcher since 2012. Her work has increasingly focused on regulatory affairs, and she has been actively following the development of the draft EU regulation on fertilising products for the past four years. She has been attending the European Commission’s Fertilizer Working Group meetings as an ECOFI representative since March 2014.

Previously, she collaborated with ILSA on a project to develop new enhanced efficiency organo-mineral fertilisers, which developed her skills in evaluating new fertilizer prototypes, in particular laboratory tests regarding the fate and behaviour of nitrogen in controlled environments. In 2010 she obtained a master’s degree in Agricultural Science and Technology at the University of Padova (Italy).

Mrs. Manoli has served as Vice-President of ECOFI since December 2018.

 

 

Vice-President

At the 2020 General Assembly, Thomas Mannheim was elected to the ECOFI Board as the second Vice-President to join Quentin Protsenko (Frayssinet) and Chiara Manoli (ILSA).

Thomas Mannheim is responsible for agronomics within Ductor’s fertiliser department, working to promote Ductor in political and social debate, as well as in relation to regulatory affairs. He has been in the fertiliser business for over 25 years and has a PhD in plant nutrition from the University of Hohenheim. Thomas spent six years heading an R&D department in a major fertiliser company from 2013, before joining Ductor in January 2020.