New PRE Secretary General – Simona Vackeová
She has equally taken the role of Secretary General of the World Refractories Association (WRA) of which PRE holds the Secretariat. S. Vackeová has previous experience in the tableware sector as Coordinator at the European Tableware and Ornamentalware Federation, a member of Cerame-Unie. S. Vackeová has joined the Cerame-Unie team in 2010 and has worked as Trade Policy Manager at Cerame-Unie since 2011. She is responsible for the horizontal trade issues affecting the European ceramic industry. She has a master degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen and in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe. She speaks English, French, Slovak and Spanish.