Henri Colens, Braskem
Henri Colens, Public Affairs Manager, Braskem
Henri Colens has been European Public Affairs Manager for Braskem since September 2014. He was elected to the Board of European Bioplastics in June 2015, and is vice-Chairman of its Regulatory Affairs Working Group.
Braskem is one of the leading petrochemical companies in South America. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, it has expanded rapidly since its formation in 2002, making it one of the largest thermoplastic producers and the largest bioplastic producer in the world. With the launch of its I’m Green™ polyethylene in 2010, Braskem immediately became the largest bio-based plastic producer in the world. The company has opened European headquarters in Frankfurt and Rotterdam.
The company’s representation in Brussels is primarily focused on issues around chemical legislation and sustainability, such as the circular economy package.