Our team

BSEF Belgium – Headquarters

Dr Kevin Bradley MA (Dubl.) Ph.D (Dubl.)

Secretary General

Dr Bradley is an environmental scientist with more than 25 years’ experience in international environmental policy and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining BSEF, Kevin has managed and directed international associations in the wood-fibre and metals sectors as well as consulting in the energy and chemicals fields.

His key contributions to the success of these organizations has been to promote engagement on the use of materials and products demonstrating their contribution to society and to meeting public policy goals in the environment, sustainable development and energy fields.

Kevin spends his leisure time with family and friends and enjoys tennis, walking and serious reading.

Bernadette Desobry

Administration & Service to Members

Bernadette is a multi-skilled person with a successful track record in supporting organisations in an international environment.   Entrepreneurial and proactive with good communication skills, she enjoys working in team and always welcomes the opportunity to explore new challenges.

She has a long and diverse experience in the mining industry, mainly in Base and Precious Metals, from sales of finished products to acquisition of custom feed, with worldwide contacts in complex environments.

She is a passionate traveller and will never miss a chance to discover new places or meet new people.   She loves sailing in the Mediterranean and skiing in the Alps but her greatest happiness is in family gathering.

Nuno Bacharel

Communications Manager

Nuno Bacharel is a seasoned communications professional with 7 years of solid experience in Public Relations and EU Affairs leading high-impact Communications projects and manage multiple Social Media channels and campaigns.

Prior to joining BSEF, Nuno worked at Cefic – The European Chemistry Industry Council – as Communications and Social Media Manager. During his 5 year assignment, he managed “Your Formula”, the first European Chemical Industry platform on sustainability and innovation. He was also responsible for developing insightful Social Media campaigns and Corporate communication projects.

When Nuno is not tweeting, he travels around the world. He loves discovering news places and cultures. But most of all, he always has an eye behind his camera.

Patrick Fox

Head of Public Affairs & Advocacy

Patrick Fox is a public and regulatory affairs expert, with over 8 years’ experience, working with EU and international associations.

Having obtained a masters from Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin, Patrick moved to within FoodDrinkEurope, working on food policy issues, before joining the global service management consultancy, Kellen, in which he managed two Food Chemical & processing aids trade associations, as Secretary General.

With a strong interest in water sports, Patrick can be found flying to coastal cities in Europe and further afield.

Carl Van der Auwera

Regulatory Affairs Advisor

Carl Van der Auwera has a PhD (doctorat) in organic chemistry. He worked 25 years in the chemical industry as the manager of an analytical lab and a vitamin plant, and after that as the science, technology and product safety advisor of the Belgian industry federation for chemicals and life sciences. The last 5 years he was the product safety, quality and regulatory manager (food, feed and chemical products) of 2 food multinationals. In his free time, Carl is hiking, traveling or restoring his 18th century house.

BSEF China

Harry Du

Secretary General

Harry Du has worked for more than 20 years in the fields of application, promotion and supervision of flame retardants. He has rich experience and unique insights on chemical supervision, especially laws and regulations related to flame retardants.

He has participated in the formulation and promotion of international and domestic flame retardant laws and regulations for many times, and has made great contributions to the protection and sustainable development of brominated flame retardants.

Erin Fan

Regulatory manager

Erin Fan has rich experience in regulatory management, and has more than 15 years of management experience and teamwork experience. Contributed to the construction of brominated flame retardants and protected the normal development of brominated flame retardants.

Christina Zang

Administration and Communication manager

Christina Zang has 10 years’ experience in administration and 5 years of solid experience in Public Relations. Responsible for planning the various activities of BSEF China, currently operating the public account of BSEF China.

BSEF Japan

Hirofumi Kamibayashiyama

BSEF Japan Representative

Hiro majored in synthetic polymer chemistry and  joined a major chemical company (Tosoh), where he worked in high-quality red organic pigment technical service and commercialization of electronic hard disks, magneto-optical disks, and development of PCB detoxification materials (SD) etc.

In 2000, he was involved in environmental, health & safety at Tosoh and became a member of BSEF – The International Bromine Council – and FRCJ – Flame Retardants Council Japan, where he engaged in activities on flame retardants. During 2008-2010, Hiro worked at VEC (Vinyl Environmental Council), where he was responsible for the recycling and advocacy activities. Since 2011, he has been acting as BSEF Japan Program Director and then in 2015 as BSEF Japan Representative. His hobbies are outdoor ball games such as golf and indoor sports such as Go and Bowling.

BSEF India

Nikhil Mundra

Associate Vice President, Avalon Consulting

Nikhil has over 5 years of cross-cultural and cross-functional advisory and implementation experience with Avalon Consulting working with clients across multiple verticals including chemicals, agriculture, automobiles and technology.

Nikhil enjoys developing tangible and sustainable solutions to challenging problems working with a diverse set of stakeholders in the areas of corporate strategy, advocacy, performance improvement and transformation.

Nikhil is an Engineer and MBA by education. He has previous experience in consumer goods and journalism, is a passionate philatelist, an avid quizzer and an amateur storyteller

Premchand C.

Partner/Executive Director, Avalon Consulting

Premchand has over 20 years of advisory experience with Avalon Consulting working with clients across multiple verticals including chemicals, automobiles, construction, agriculture, technology, and engineering.

Premchand brings to the table a proven track record for advisory and implementation in the areas of corporate strategy, advocacy, organization transformation, change management, performance scorecard and transaction support. Besides working extensively with large conglomerate and government clients in India and the Middle East, Prem has also advised various companies on their China and South East Asia strategy.

Premchand is an Engineer and MBA by education. He has previous experience in Supply Chain Operations in the Engineering sector and is a history buff with interests in cinema, philosophy and economics.


Lilian Salim

President of ABICHAMA

Graduated in Chemical Engineering from FEI-Faculty of Industrial Engineering with Postgraduate Degree in Business Management and Product Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas – GVPEC, Lilian Salim has 32 years of experience in the B2B market working in various areas such as: sales, marketing, development. products, regulatory affairs and others. Professional career developed in companies such as Ipiranga Quimica (currently QuantiQ) and multinationals such as DuPont, Arkema and Dow Quimica. Responsible since 2007 for the elaboration and creation of ICL IP Industrial Products Division for all South America, currently leads a sales and marketing team operating in all countries of the region.

Alexandre Vieira

Vice-President of ABICHAMA

Current Vice President of ABICHAMA, Alexandre Vieira holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from UNICAMP – State University of Campinas, and has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing of chemicals to various international markets. In his professional career, Alexandre has worked at companies such as Croda do Brasil, Eastman Chemical Company, Nitriflex and is currently the sales manager for strategic LATAM accounts at Albemarle, a company where he has been working since 2006. Alexandre is also a postgraduate in Marketing from ESPM – School of Advertising and Marketing.

Soraya Jericó de Carvalho

Secretary of the Executive Board of ABICHAMA

Soraya Jericó is representative of ABICHAMA – Brazilian Association of the Flame Retardants Industry, an entity that acts in the dissemination and awareness of fire safety in Brazil. Bachelor of Chemistry from Unesp Araraquara, Master of Physical Chemistry from Unicamp and Doctor of Science from Unicamp and Institute of Macromolecules in Hamburg (Germany). Has an MBA from Business School São Paulo. Soraya Jericó served for 18 years at Great Lakes / Chemtura, currently LANXESS, where he continues today.