On May 10, 2023, the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP), Brussels/Belgium, elected Dr. Marina Crnoja-Cosic as the new President during its General Assembly being held at the Textile ETP Annual Conference and CITEVE’s iTechStyle Summit in Porto/Portugal. The presidency will become effective on July 1, 2023 and will last for a duration of 2 years. In her role, she will be supported by Vice-President Braz Costa, representing Textranet (European Network of Textile Research Organizations, Paris/France), and Vice-President-Treasurer Michael Kamm, representing Euratex, Brussels/Belgium.
Crnoja-Cosic brings an extensive experience and expertise with her, having dedicated over 20 years to fiber and application development, as well as business development for textiles and nonwovens. She has served as a Board Member at Textile ETP since 2019, representing Euratex on behalf of CIRFS, the European Man-Made Fibres Association, Brussels, actively contributing to the platform's strategic direction. In addition, she holds a board membership at FKT, the German Textile Research Council, since 2022, and serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of STFI e.V. (Chemnitz/Germany), and of the Scientific Advisory Board of DITF (Denkendorf/Germany).
She spent the majority of her career at Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, assuming different roles, including her final position as the Head of Application Innovation at New Business Areas. Since 2020, she has been the Director of New Business Development and a member of the Management Team at Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Kelheim/Germany.