Feica: Kristel Ons new Secretary General
Kristel Ons has been appointed as the incoming Secretary General of Feica, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry, with effect from 15 June 2020. She succeeds Philip Bruce, Director of PJB Chemical Consulting Ltd, as Secretary General. Bruce took charge of Feica four and a half years ago, after which the association went from strength to strength, with a healthy strategy and increased membership.
Ons has been with Feica for over ten years, previously as its Communications and Events Director, responsible for the organisation of the annual Feica Conference & Expo, internal and external communication, and was instrumental in the roll-out of Feica’s strategy. She served as Deputy to Philip Bruce for the last four years and has been very involved in all Secretary General duties since the beginning of 2020 to ensure a smooth transition to the new role.
Prior to joining Feica, Ons had a successful career in global business development across a range of industries. She holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing & Communications, a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Finance from K.U. Leuven, and an Executive Master’s in International Association Management from the Solvay Business School. In addition, she is a certified Prince2© Foundation Project Manager.
“I am excited to be appointed as the next Secretary General of Feica,” Ons said. “I very much look forward to continue working with the staff, members and external stakeholders to promote and strengthen our industry.”
Bruce said: “Kristel knows Feica through and through and I wish her all the very best. The association will have a bright future in her capable hands.” He added: “I want to express my deep appreciation for the opportunity to work with so many talented members, colleagues and external stakeholders, all very dedicated to our industry.”
Feica President Roland Albers commented: “We are delighted that Kristel is assuming the position of Secretary General at Feica and wish Philip a very happy retirement after very productive years of leading the association. He added ‘building on Feica’s excellent reputation in the public domain as well as with the European bodies, the board and I are confident that Kristel will take the Association to new heights.”