The governing body of the Association is the General Assembly; it consists of ordinary member representatives (both National Flavour Associations and Company Ordinary Members). They have a physical meeting at least once per year.
The Executive Board
EFFA President - Mr Jean Robello (Firmenich)
Past President - Mr Heiner Schaper (Symrise)
Vice President - Mr Antoine Kastler (SNIAA)
Treasurer - Mr Jean Mane (V. Mane Fils)
Mr Massimo Barbeni (AISPEC)
Dr Dirk-Achim Müller (DVAI)
Mr Henning Hartnacke (Givaudan)
Mr Antoine Nourrain (IFF)
Flavour Expert Committee (FLEX)
Is the standing expert committee, consultative body of the Association focused on delivering EFFA's regulatory, safety, technical and scientific positions. Under FLEX and depending on the need, task forces and working groups can be created.
Under the FLEX a Core Group is established aiming at ensuring a smooth implementation of the strategy defined by the Executive Board and at improving the efficiency of the decision making processes of the FLEX. For that purpose the Core Group prepares the decisions to be submitted for approval to the FLEX.
There are also Working Groups such as the Communication Working Group or the Working Group on Natural Processes. And some ad hoc task forces.
For all EFFA bodies, their structure, composition, voting rights and specific deliverables are either defined in the Statutes of the Association or in their respective Terms of Reference.