As co-owner and Managing Director, Maryse has helped build ECCO into the leading European consultancy specialised in food regulatory affairs and the management of associations in the food ingredient sector.
Since joining ECCO in 2004, Maryse has served the interests of a variety of trade associations and food companies, notably as Secretary General of a leading European umbrella association in the food ingredient sector. Maryse has advised clients on food ingredient regulations and food policy in Europe and has provided guidance on regulatory processes for technical developments in food science within the EU framework, including engagement with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Maryse was appointed to the European Commission’s stakeholder dialogue group in the areas of public health and consumer protection (2009-2013) and has served on the Executive Advisory Board of Vitafoods.
Having graduated as a food microbiologist engineer, Maryse started her career in the R&D department of a French food company developing innovative ingredients . Maryse then held various leadership roles in a number of companies in the food sector within the departments of marketing, communications and crisis management, before moving to the field of food regulatory affairs.