On the public affairs side, Mr Rodolphe Nicolle has joined FSEU Secretariat as the EU Public Affairs Director. He has strong expertise in the public and industrial sectors (Rhodia, LyondellBasell and Knauf Insulation) and has worked in diverse countries, including France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States. Recently, he has worked with the building sector to develop campaigns focused on energy poverty, to secure funds for energy-efficiency and to promote healthy building narrative. Rodolphe leads FSEU’s advocacy programme and the various working groups, including the ones on Façade and Smoke. He also manages FSEU’s flagship project to build a fire safety rating scheme for buildings. He will be key in securing the support of the sector stakeholders as well as EU policymakers for FSEU’s projects.
On the technical side, FSEU team has been reinforced by Mr Miroslav Smolka, who has become FSEU Technical Director. He benefits from extensive technical expertise on fire safety and has in the past occupied positions such as “Head of Fire Testing and Approval department” at ETEX as well as “Manager Fire Safety” at Rockwool Group. He has also been the President of the European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP) and of the Slovak Association for Passive Fire Protection (APPO). He has been Chair of the Fire Working Group at the European Mineral Wool Manufacturers Association (EURIMA). His work at Fire Safe Europe mostly focuses on facades, smoke toxicity as well as the development of the fire safety rating scheme.
Mr Nicolle and Mr Smolka are completing FSEU team, which had already seen new arrivals in its ranks, as announced in this article dedicated to changes in FSEU leadership.