Function: General Manager
Description: She obtained her PhD in Molecular Biology in 1988 by working on a special programme of the World Health Organisation on parasitic diseases. She then focused on metals by specialising in toxicology at the Atomic Energy Commissariat in France and in ecotoxicology in The Netherlands. She subsequently began working for the Belgian cadmium-producing industry, and she joined EUROMETAUX, the European Association which represents the non-ferrous metals industry vis-à-vis the European Institutions. After nine years of experience representing the metals industry, in 1999 she joined Cefic, where she became Director of the Plastic Additives Platform and ESPA's secretary general. Currently, D. Dero is General Manager at ECVM and VinylPlus.