EFBW’s permanent Secretariat is based in Brussels. The Federation’s main governing bodies are the General Assembly, which includes all EFBW members, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

EFBW’s current President is Mr. Jean-Pierre Deffis.



EFBW's daily activities are coordinated and carried out by EFBW's Secretariat.

Based in Brussels, the Secretariat consists of:

Patricia Fosselard - Secretary General

Carine Bossuyt - Personal Assistant to Patricia Fosselard and Office Manager

Contact: carine.bossuyt[at]

Lisa Strübbe - Senior Communications Manager

Contact: lisa.struebbe[at]

Ermis Panagiotopoulos- Sustainability Manager

Contact: ermis.panagiotopoulos[at]


To contact the Secretariat, please e-mail info[at] or call +32 2 880 20 30.

Working Groups

EFBW’s policies are developed through four working groups appointed by the Board:

  • Technical and Regulatory (Quality)
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Communications

Overall more than 50 experts contribute to EFBW's five Working Groups. Together they help to implement common industry goals and positions on key issues impacting  the bottled water sector.



          FLR: Lisa Struebbe, Ermis Panagiotopoulos, Patricia Fosselard, Carine Bossuyt

          by PEAK Sourcing