"I'm delighted to be reappointed chair of Procura+, and look forward to continuing to support its work
in mainstreaming sustainable public procurement across Europe and encouraging exchange amongst public authorities.
In this time of EU procurement directive implementation, it is my belief that the network
can send a strong message to Europe on the importance of Sustainable Public Procurement.”
Pekka Sauri, Procura+ Network Chair
Pekka Sauri has been re-elected twice as the Procura+ Chair. He has been the Deputy Mayor of Helsinki since 2003 and is the first Green politician to achieve such a post in a Finnish municipality. Pekka was a founding member of the Green Party of Finland and previously chaired the Federation of European Green Parties. He has long supported sustainable procurement and been a member of ICLEI’s European Regional Executive Committee (REXCom), representing ICLEI’s Members in sustainable procurement and green urban economies.
Martine de Regge, Vice Chair, is Deputy Mayor of the City of Ghent. Ghent hosted the EcoProcura 2014 conference and is a driver for change towards strategic procurement across Europe.