Sophie Barbeau appointed Europacable HSE Team chairwoman

Sophie Barbeau has been appointed chairwoman of the Europacable Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Team and member of the Europacable Executive Board. She takes over the reins of the Team from Mr Antonio Traversi (Prysmian Group).

Sophie joined the Europacable HSE team in 2011 and is currently chairing the “Product & Legislation” Group.

Since 2011, Sophie is Sustainable Development Technical Manager within the Management of Nexans Innovation and Technology (MIT) group. She is located in Lyon (France) where she leads the Sustainable Development Technical team which covers the environmental standardization, the compliancy of products with legislation and the deployment of Life Cycle approach and ecodesign within Nexans.

She has a degree and a PhD in polymers and composite materials.


HSE Organizational structure

In 2016 Europacable underwent an internal organizational restructuring to better address the EU policy and cable and wire market developments. The then Environmental Committee took the name of HSE Team and saw its scope extended to cover also safety, social and other sustainable topics. The team has a dedicated Secretariat, operates horizontally and supports the business-oriented teams: Industrial Policy, Energy Union and Digital Single Market Teams. Like other Europacable Teams, the HSE Team has set up a Leadership Team representing member companies of various sizes and National Associations.

Working Teams within Europacable

As a reminder, in addition to the Executive board, 6 Working Teams currently operate within Europacable:

  • Communication Team chaired by Mr Kristoffer Gleberg (NKT Cables)
  • Digital Team chaired by Mr Philippe Vanhille (Prysmian Group)
  • Energy Team chaired by Mr Raul Gil (Prysmian Group)
  • HSE Team now chaired by Mrs Sophie Barbeau (Nexans)
  • Industry Team chaired by Mr Benjamin Fitoussi (Nexans)
  • Technical Management Team chaired by Mr Friedrich Müller (Nexans)

About Europacable

Europacable is the voice of all leading European wire and cable producers. Europacable members include the largest cable makers in the world providing global technology leadership, as well as highly specialized small- and medium sized businesses from across Europe. Globally our members employ over 80.000 people of which more than 50% in Europe generating a worldwide turnover over € 70 billion in 2017. The product scope of our members covers the full range of energy and communication cables. Europacable is listed in the European Commission’s transparency register under 453103789-92. We are a partner of CENELEC.

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