01 June 2023
Refrigerant specialist A-Gas has appointed Hans Craen as head of government affairs Europe, advising on policy and regulatory procedure. He will represent A-Gas in its relationship with trade associations and will work with decision-makers involved in the EU and at a national level in the UK.
Hans is based in Brussels and has been employed in public affairs for the past two decades. With his background of working with trade associations he has gained wide experience of understanding the impact that 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 company. His experience includes sustainability-related issues, the circular economy and regulatory alignment – core policy areas for A-Gas 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.”