Sagripanti elected CEC President

Europe
Published:  28 May, 2015

On May May 27, the Members of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) held its General Assembly in Istanbul. On the agenda was the unanimous election of a new President, the Italian Cleto Sagripanti, who takes over the CEC’s Presidency headed by Jean-Pierre Renaudin from France. 

Renaudin, also President of the French Footwear Federation (FFC), leaves the CEC’s Presidency to continue leading the French Footwear Federation and to dedicate himself to his other multiple passions like mentoring young entrepreneurs to make their dreams a reality.

“When I became CEC’s president two-years ago, I was conscious that the new challenges that our footwear industry were facing could not only be solved at European level. We needed to continue going global and reinforcing multilateral dialogues”, explained Renaudin. “I am confident that the International Footwear Forum will become a new channel of dialogue between all our associations of around the world”.

The recently elected President, Cleto Sagripanti has a remarkable career in the footwear sector, both as a successful businessman and as leader of the largest European footwear association. As President of Assocalzaturifici, he stands out for his defence of Italian-made footwear and the implementation of innovative training programmes. “As CEC President I will indeed continue the international initiatives undertaken by Jean-Pierre, trying to reinforce the strength and unity of our European industries. In this relation, I will work for the EU support to re-shoring strategies, promote market access on a level playing field, and to fight for a better regulatory environment for our SMEs”, announced Sagripanti.