European Safety Federation ESF, Belgien
Mr. Henk Vanhoutte is Secretary General of the European Safety Federation (ESF). With a degree in Textile Engineering, he started working in the PPE sector in 1992. Later he started his own consulting company and became the Secretary General of ESF in 2004. As such he is responsible for the contacts between the PPE suppliers’ organisation and the EU institutions (e.g. Commission and Parliament) and stakeholders (e.g. standardisation and coordination of notified bodies).