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The EFFRA Team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association. It is the first point of contact for EFFRA members and stakeholders with an interest in the 'Factories of the Future' public-private partnership.


Executive Director

Željko Pazin

Željko is responsible for the daily management of EFFRA and for the implementation of the decisions taken by the Board of Directors. In addition, Željko manages the EFFRA team and coordinates the association's public affairs and public relations. Željko also directs membership relations.




General Consultant

Chris Decubber


Chris supports the generation of consensus on research and innovation priorities among the industrial and research community for the 'Factories of the Future' and 'Made in Europe' partnerships. In addition, Chris also supports the monitoring of the progress and outcome of the 'Factories of the Future' and 'Made in Europe' projects, including the deployment of the EFFRA Innovation Portal and innovation and knowledge transfer mechanisms.




Innovation Adviser and Project Management 

Cornelia Amihalachioae


Cornelia is the Innovation Adviser and Project Management responsible in EFFRA. She provides moderation and results-based management inputs into a number of initiatives implemented under ”Made in Europe” PPP, as well as covers project monitoring activities, including KPI frameworks development and implementation, reporting etc.