Ourania Georgoutsakou joined LightingEurope as Secretary General in April 2017 with 15-years’ experience of advocating for membership associations. Ourania worked 5 years as Director, Public Policy Europe for SEMI, the global trade association representing the manufacturing supply chain for the semiconductor and related industries. She liaised with SEMI member companies and EU decision-makers to create a balanced regulatory environment and to promote Europe’s global competitiveness. Previously, Ourania worked for 10 years as Senior Policy Coordinator at the Assembly of European Regions in Brussels and Strasbourg, where she worked directly with elected regional politicians to help shape and to implement EU policies. During her career Ourania has worked on several issues, from the EU Lisbon Treaty to the EU Services Directive, and from health and social policy to environmental rules and e-innovation. Ourania holds degrees in European Law and Policy-Making.