Dr. Béatrice Richez-Baum is a Doctor in Law specialized in European Law. Additionally, she followed the training of the Paris Bar School. Having completed her PhD thesis on international Trade and European Law in 1999, she started her career as a legal expert for the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry after a few experiences in Brussels including the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe and the European Economic and Social Committee. At the creation of the European Confederation of Directors Associations (ecoDa), Dr. Béatrice Richez-Baum was appointed as Secretary General and began her Director General mandate in September 2017. She has been able to raise ecoDa’s profile by advocating the interests of European board members, and by developing close working relationships with the EU institutions and European peer organisations.