EuroCommerce, the business federation of the European retail and wholesale sector, chose an internal candidate to succeed director-general Christian Verschueren: Christel Delberghe has worked for the organisation for 20 years.
On 15 November, Christel Delberghe will take over at EuroCommerce from director-general Christian Verschueren, who announced his departure earlier this year after ten years at the head of the interest group. Delberghe came out as the strongest candidate after a thorough and competitive recruitment process, says chairman Juan Manuel Morales. He is "impressed by Christel’s knowledge of and passion for the retail and wholesale sector, which she has served in various roles over the last 20 years in EuroCommerce.”
Christel Delberghe is a French national and has worked for EuroCommerce since 2001. She is currently responsible for trade relations and competition issues as Executive Director for Competitiveness and Communication. She also developed a new communication strategy for the organisation.
“Retail and wholesale is very diverse and faces immense challenges over the coming years. Digital and sustainability are transforming our sector. I look forward to working with our members and EU decision-makers to achieve a regulatory and policy framework that supports the transformation and the significant investment needed to remain competitive and serve customers every day”, she says.