Meet the Board

Declan Carolan
Co-Chair / ECR Ireland
Declan is Co-Chair of ECR Community and General Manager of ECR Ireland. Prior to this, he worked with Superquinn supermarket chain in Ireland for thirteen years, latterly as Head of Supply Chain. He has a Marketing Degree from Trinity College, Dublin and an M.B.A. in Retailing & Wholesaling from the University of Stirling.
Valentin Wepfer
Co-Chair / ECR Switzerland
Valentin is Deputy CEO GS1 Switzerland and Head of Collaborative Supply Chains and Co-Chair of ECR Community. With over 16 years experience in Business Community Management and Management Consulting, his key areas of experience include retail management & logistics, process management and project management.
John Fonteijn
Director / Shrink & OSA Group
John is Head Asset Protection GSO at Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize, an area he has over 30 years experience in. With a Masters in Business Administration and Management, he is also a Director of ECR Community and leader of the ECR Shrink and OSA Group.
Xavier Hua
Treasurer / ECR France
Managing Director of ECR France for the last six years, Xavier brings over 20 years of expertiese in Supply Chain Management, an expert in retail, consumer goods and consulting.
Tomáš Martoch
Director / ECR Czech & Slovak Republic
Tomáš has been the National manager of the Czech-Slovak ECR initiative since 2011. Working for GS1 he is responsible for business development and deployment of systems within new sectors. A graduate of the Faculty of Transportation Science & Communications in Žilina in Slovakia, he has more than 25 years of experience in ICT, FMCG & Retail and consulting.
Maximillian Musselius
Director / ECR Russia
Maximilian is the Executive Director of ECR-Russia. With over fifteen years experience within the manufacturing industry senior level, he is a graduate of Moscow State University with a Master of Management and Law.
Silvia Scalia
Director / ECR Italy
Silvia has over 15 years experience at GS1 in various managerial roles including food tractability and training. A Director of ECR Community she is also responsible for ECR Italy. With a degree in Economics from the University of Pavia she has also worked for both Nestlé and IIR (Institute for International Research) and brings a wealth of industry experience.
Harri Sivula
Director / ECR Finland
Harri is CEO of GS1 Finland and a director of ECR Community. Invited to return to GS1 for a period of two years to design and implement a management transformation programme, he has agreed to take up a GS1 board position after he steps down in 2017. With a Masters in Administration from the University of Vaasa in Finland, he has studied at Insead France, Stanford in USA and Sauder in BC Canada. Holding many CEO positions in both the retail and wholesale sectors, he is now focusing on a broad spectrum of professional work.