We are delighted to announce that Berna Öztinaz from PERYÖN Turkey has begun her three-year tenure as EAPM President. Berna has been a Board member of the EAPM since 2020 and was elected as Vice-President in 2023. Berna is the first female President of the EAPM and says; “With the EAPM Board and Secretariat, we will sail together to create the best value for the member countries and a better world of people management”.

In 2022, Berna became the first female delegate from Europe to sit on the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) board representing EAPM. Berna is also CHRO at Genel Energy PLC. Berna is passionate about the work that we do, “I am most humbled and grateful for the trust put in place. I would like to express my warmest thanks to Even Bolstad, Past-President for his endorsement and support”.

EAPM President

Berna was elected by the EAPM’s governing body, the Delegates Assembly, at our Annual Meeting which took place in Lisbon, Portugal in October 2023. David Ducheyne from HRPRO Belgium was elected as Vice-President. David was previously the EAPM Auditor, before joining the Board in 2022. An organisational psychologist by training, David is also an author and consultant.

Rebecca Normand, Head of EAPM Secretariat, says “Berna is an inspirational Senior Leader who shares our commitment to the value of the people profession for the benefit of individuals, companies, and societies. I am delighted to be working alongside her and David over the next few years”.