A-Gas has appointed Hans Craen as head of Government Affairs Europe, in a role in which he will be advising the company on policy and regulatory procedures.
He will represent A-Gas, which claims to be ‘a world-leader’ in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products and services, in its liaison with trade associations, and work with decision-makers in the EU, and at a national level in the UK.
Based in Brussels, he has been employed in public affairs for the past two decades, and with a background of working with trade associations, has gained wide-ranging experience of the impact policy has on business development. He is a former EU Affairs coordinator for Hitachi, and a Senior Vice-President for Kellen, a public affairs consultancy. A-Gas says he has ‘a wealth of knowledge’ of sustainability-related issues, the circular economy, and regulatory alignment – core policy areas for the business as it looks to become ‘a Net-Zero company’ by 2035.
He said: “I have always been interested in the business opportunities created by sustainability and green policies. This is at the heart of what we do at A-Gas, and I am looking forward to being part of this development by ensuring that the company’s goals are reflected in the relevant EU and national policies.”