The main decision body is the General Assembly, which is held at least once a year.
All members are represented in this Assembly. Within EOS, decisions are taken on a unanimous basis. The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly for a period of 2 years and is responsible for the proper functioning of the organisation. The Board consists of a President, two Vice-Presidents and the board members. The Board of Directors nominates the Secretary General in charge of the daily management of the organisation. The Board may also nominate Advisory Committees, consisting of experts, which can only have an advisory role.

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All the EOS members are represented in the General Assembly.

» EOS Members

On 19 th June 2023, the EOS General Assembly voted the new composition of the EOS Board Member for 2023-2025.


  • Herbert Jöbstl – CEO of Stora Enso Wood Products (Austria) – II mandate

Vice-President Softwood

  • Ernest Schilliger – CEO of Schilliger Holz AG (Switzerland) – V Mandate

Vice-President Hardwood

  • Maria Kiefer-Polz – Sales Leader of European Hardwood Production (Austria) – III Mandate

EOS Honorary President

  • Sampsa J. Auvinen –3 mandates as EOS President and one mandate as EOS Board Member

Board members

  • Nicolas Douzain-Didier – Director of Fédération Nationale du Bois (France)
  • Mathias Fridholm – Director of Skogsindustrierna (Sweden)
  • Stephan Lang – CEO of Rettenmeier (Germany)
  • Ciprian Muscă– President of ASFOR (Romania) – I° mandate
  • Thomas Sève – General Director of Monnet-Sève SA Sève (France)
  • Kristaps Klauss – Executive Director of Latvian Timber Producers and Exporters Association – I° mandate

  • Tino Aalto – Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association Sahateollisuus (Finland)- – I° mandate

Honorary President

  • Hans Michael Offner – Johann Offner Holzindustrie GmbH (Austria)

Honorary Board Member

  • Jean-Claude Sève – Monnet-Sève SA (France)



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