Géraldine Kutas became director general of the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) in September 2019. Prior to that position, she was head of international affairs at the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), a position she held since October 2007. At UNICA, she was responsible for defining and leading the organization’s international activities becoming one of the key voices during the recently agreed EU-Mercosur trade deal.
Kutas has over 15 years of experience in public affairs working in Belgium, France, Brazil, Costa Rica, the U.S. and China. In her work she has achieved the removal of trade barriers and secured optimal regulations for various sectors of the agribusiness. She brings to the job a wealth of knowledge in agricultural and international trade policies, coupled with her passion for sustainability and climate change.
Kutas holds an MA in Foreign Affairs from Georgetown University (Washington, DC) and a Ph.D. in International Economics from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).