Ann Dierckx graduated as an engineer in chemistry and agricultural sciences in 1990 at the Catholic University of Leuven. She holds a PhD in engineering in chemistry and agricultural sciences from the same university (1995). Prior to joining Cefic in 2008, she worked in the field of disposal of radioactive waste, first at the Belgian Nuclear Research Center in Mol, Belgium, later at the Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials (NIRAS/ONDRAF) in Brussels where she held several coordinating positions.
In 2008, she joined Cefic as environmental policy manager and today, she holds the position of Director Sustainable Development, being responsible for the implementation of the Cefic Sustainable Strategy and the Circular Economy and Bioeconomy activities.
Ann Dierckx is chairing the Environmental Advisory Council of her hometown.