Senior Expert and Chair of the National Centre for Sustainable Production and Consumption, Mrs. Aida Szilagyi has graduated as a diploma engineer in chemistry with an equivalent master in polymers at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara and currently follows the doctoral courses in the same institution. She has accumulated some 20 years of relevant professional experience in environmental management and resource efficiency, by providing advisory services to enterprises and by managing European and National sustainability projects, for private and public sector benefit. She is a certified Environmental Expert and Auditor, Expert in Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production, Expert in Eco-design and Carbon Foot printing, Certified Trainer for several training courses including “Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production”, “Waste management”, “Green industry” and Eco-design. She has consecutively played the role of the project manager/coordinator or Expert in various European or National Projects, among the most important are: “The program for the sustainable development of companies in Romania” implemented under the auspices of UNIDO (2008 – 2010), POSCCE Project Medgreen, LDV Project “LeadSus” proposing new education of new leaders in sustainability, the Swiss financed ECOPartner project aimed to boost adoption of eco-innovation in industry.
In the last 5 years she has been involved as RECP International Expert by UNIDO in the National Cleaner Production Program of Albania and Moldova and recently she was responsible for developing a new resource package for the application of resource efficiency and cleaner production within small and medium size companies in EECCA countries. In 2010, Ms Szilagyi established the National Centre for Sustainable Production and Consumption (NCSPC), of which she holds the presidency since foundation. The NCSPC is a member of the international network RECP Net and of PREPARE (the European Network of Sustainability Experts) and is aimed at promoting sustainable industrial development in Romania.