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Georges Hage

Executive Secretary

Georges is well known to IPLOCA as a former IPLOCA Director for the Middle East & Africa Region from 2013 to 2018.

During his career, Georges has contributed to the development, financing, and execution of many projects in oil and gas, construction and infrastructure in Europe, Middle East, GCC and Africa.

Before becoming an independent consultant and advisor in 2019, Georges was the Group CEO of the C.A.T. Group. He succeeded in positioning the group as number one international pipeline contractor and number 91st international general contractor according to Engineering News-Record (ENR). In this role he was interviewed by Forbes Middle East magazine in June 2018 and featured in their cover story.

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Caroline Green

Convention Manager

Caroline Green joined IPLOCA as Office Manager in April 2005 when the Association relocated to Geneva from Ghent, Belgium. She became Membership & Convention Manager in 2007 and subsequently Convention Manager in 2018.

As manager of IPLOCA’s Annual Convention, she is responsible for contract negotiation with suppliers, programme definition, sponsorship and on-site management of the programme.

Caroline has British and Swiss nationality and is bi-lingual English/French. She has a strong administrative background and before joining IPLOCA she worked for diverse organisations in Switzerland, including Caterpillar, Cinzano, the World Health Organisation and Collège du Léman private school.

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Eszter Czirjak

Membership Manager

Eszter Czirjak has experience working for media organisations and international NGOs. Before joining IPLOCA, Eszter worked as a journalist for public service news organisation Swissinfo. Prior to this, she was external relations manager for a Geneva-based NGO, the European Broadcasting Union.

During her career she has worked for Swiss, American and Hungarian media organisations. She joined IPLOCA in November 2023 as Membership Manager. Eszter speaks English, French and Hungarian.

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Grégoire de Montmollin

Innovation & Communication Manager - Convention Coordinator

Grégoire started working with IPLOCA at the end of October 2017, following nine months spent working in a family office in Geneva. He received a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole hotelière de Lausanne in July 2016.

Grégoire is a French mother tongue Swiss national, originally from the canton of Neuchatel and he speaks English and some Spanish. He enjoys sports and travelling.

He works alongside the Convention Manager as the dedicated Convention Coordinator and also as the Manager of the Novel Construction Initiative and the Road to Success book. In addition he provides daily general support to the Secretariat.

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Sébastien Goetschmann

Accounting Manager and HSE & CSR Coordinator

Sébastien Goetschmann has worked in a wide variety of companies including large banks, fiduciaries and a well-known auction house before joining IPLOCA in July 2019. Sébastien is of Swiss origin and speaks fluent French, English and Russian.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the preparation, maintenance and interpretation of the association's accounts. He supports the HSE & CSR Committee with the preparation of the HSE statistics annual report, organizes HSE & CSR workshops, awards adjudication process and represents the association in dealing with local authorities and organisations.

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