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Anne-Sofie Bäckar

Anne-Sofie Bäckar

Executive Director, ChemSec

Anne-Sofie holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Hamburg, Germany. In 2002, Anne-Sofie was involved in the startup of the environmental NGO ChemSec. She held the position Senior Policy Advisor until 2006, at which time she took over as ChemSec’s Executive Director.

Under her tenure as Executive Director, ChemSec has grown into a well-respected player within the world of chemicals and developed world-class chemicals management tools such as the SIN List and the Textile Guide. Anne-Sofie is also on the executive board of the global NGO network IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network) for many years.