Secretary General

Ms. Gabriella Kemendi
Since June 2019, Gabriella is in charge of the day-to-day management of EFIC as well as of the development and implementation of the confederation’s policy strategy. Gabriella has worked in EU affairs since 2013. Before joining EFIC, Gabriella worked at Kellen for a number of European and international trade associations, such as AMFEP, AFRA, VIPA and PROFEL. Prior to that she worked for the European Commission’s general information service. You can reach Gabriella in English, Spanish, Romanian and (conversational) German and French.


Mr. Markus Wiesner
Markus was elected President of EFIC in November 2011. CEO of Wiesner Hager Möbel GmbH, he has a wide experience in the furniture industry and in the presidency of sectorial association, having been President of the Austrian Furniture Industry before his role at EFIC. Markus strongly believes in the role of a duly informed and scientific based advocacy, based on legal and economic arguments and in an open cooperation with different stakeholders.

Policy and Communication Officer

Ms. Giorgia Murgia
Giorgia joined the EFIC team in 2018, directly after the Brussels’ experience in the European Commission (DG TRADE). Before that, she also worked as Research Assistant for the Paris School of Economics. She has been studying in Italy, France and Poland (College of Europe). Giorgia is in charge of internal and external communication at EFIC and she supports the Secretariat in the policy analysis. You can reach Giorgia in English, French and Italian.