The manager of IOGP’s Brussels office, Christine Glorieux, recently celebrated a quarter century with IOGP.
At the same time, she was preparing to leave so that she could start a new job as personal assistant to the director general of another international association – this one representing the soap, detergent and domestic product sector. A clean break then – but one with considerable emotion on both sides.
After all, Christine was part of a team of two (the other being Brian Raggett) who set up the Brussels office. ‘From that modest beginning, IOGP has become recognized as a serious and active stakeholder within the EU institutions,’ she says. ‘My role has been to help support those efforts, whether in office management, HR, organization of meetings or recruitment. Some of the most satisfying projects have been organizing two office moves and a major office extension, helping to create the IOGP 40th anniversary event in 2014. A memory I particularly cherish was being part of the IOGP team on a charity cycle challenge in Vietnam in 2010.’
Looking ahead, Christine is eagerly anticipating new challenges – and the opportunity for more travel in her new role.
At a dinner for Christine in Brussels, IOGP Director EU Affairs Roland Festor hailed her ‘highest professional dedication’ and thanked Christine on behalf of fellow colleagues and the Association’s members.
‘All of us wish Christine the best in her private and professional future,’ he said.