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FIGIEFA proudly announces José Diez as its new Policy Director

04 Nov 2022

José Diez has been appointed Policy Director of FIGIEFA, the European federation and political representative in Brussels of the independent wholesalers and retailers of automotive replacement parts and their associated repair chains.

Prior to joining FIGIEFA, José held the position of Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the European Union Road Federation (ERF), organisation for which he worked for almost thirteen years representing the interests of the road infrastructure sector and leading its involvement in several EU funded projects. Before that, he also gained experience in startups, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, and the European Parliament.

José holds a Master of Laws in International Commercial Law from University of Leicester and a BA in Law with EU specialisation by Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

"We are very happy with the incorporation of José to the team. His profound knowledge of the EU institutional framework as well as his business background are a perfect fit to coordinate our Policy department and support the FIGIEFA team to best represent the interests of the independent European automotive parts distribution” said FIGIEFA’s CEO, Sylvia Gotzen.

José Diez shared his excitement to join FIGIEFA: “I am delighted to be joining FIGIEFA at this key moment for the sector. It is exciting to participate in the transformation of the European automotive aftermarket industry addressing legislative goals in digitalisation and sustainability, and consolidating European leadership of products and services. Through a constructive dialogue with other stakeholders and public authorities, our work will provide several benefits for all, making businesses more innovative and stronger while allowing consumers to enjoy a fair market competition”.

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