Béatrice Richez-Baum is a Doctor in Law specialized in European Law. She completed also training at the Paris Bar School. Having completed her Ph. D. thesis on international Trade and European Law, in 1999, Béatrice started her career as a legal expert for the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry after few experiences in Brussels in the lobbying sector including the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe and the European Economic and Social Committee.
Béatrice Richez-Baum was appointed Secretary General of ecoDa at the creation of the confederation in March 2005. Since then, she has been able to raise ecoDa’s profile by advocating the interests of European board members, and by developing close working relationships with the EU institutions and European peer organisations. She is responsible of the day-to-day management of the confederation, the smooth integration of its members and the organisation of a European education programme for directors.
She is a board member of the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE).
She was a lecturer in a Master’s Degree in Law, International Affairs and Management at a French business school (ESSEC). She publishes a lot of articles related to European Lobbying and WTO matters. She drafted the first report assessing the lobbying exercised by French companies. She is part of the GNL, a network of French lobbyists based in Brussels.