ATIEL appoints new president

Marco Digioia, a Brussels-based transport industry expert, has been appointed as the new president of ATIEL, the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry. Digioia took up his position in January 2018, following the retirement of Peter Tjan last December.

Digioia has 14-years’ experience of proactive and successful positioning and lobbying in Brussels on behalf of transport organizations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law with a Specialization in European Affairs, International Relations and Diplomacy.

Prior to this appointment, Digioia was director for Government Affairs at Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe, responsible for representing regulatory, policy and maritime industry positions towards EU institutions and other relevant national, European and international stakeholders. He was also a member of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum.

Prior to that, he worked for several road haulier associations at the national and European level and was also transport expert representing business at the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).

Commenting on his appointment, Digioia said “It is my intention to build on the good work of my predecessor in order to continue to promote the lubricants industry to key stakeholders and address the challenges we face through a clear and shared strategy.”