New Director General of Eurobitume

Siobhan McKelvey is into her third decade of working at Nynas, and now she will take on a new challenge outside the company. During the next few years, Siobhan will be on fulltime secondment to Eurobitume as their Director General.

She is taking over an organisation that has recently implemented significant changes. The local associations have, for example, been successfully integrated within the organisation overall.

“The important task for me will have two focuses,” says Siobhan. “Firstly, to make sure we consolidate the new organisation, manage the expectations of the membership and further streamline the integrated structure. Secondly, the growth of Eurobitume should continue and achieving our vision to be the reference for all bitumen issues across Europe.”

After graduating from university, Siobhan spent four years working as Product Manager for Colas Roads UK, after which she joined Nynas Bitumen. She has also been active in a number of industry associations, including as President of Eurobitume 2015-18.

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