Our Team

Gregor Herzog

GS1 in Europe Chair

Gregor joined GS1 Austria in 2009 as CEO of the company. Previously, he was head of the strategy of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. As Chief Information Officer he was involved in sourcing projects, shared service center, e-government and standardization projects for software providers. He started his career as managing director in tourism and proceeded as CEO of the Austrian Hotel Association. He is experienced in stakeholder management and inter-company co-operation. Gregor is a member of the ECR Austria Board and since 2018 he has been a member of the Presidential Council of Austrian Standards International (ASI).

“I’m looking forward to taking on this exciting challenge, as I believe GS1 can play a significant role at the European level in partnership with the European institutions. GS1 identification standards are well suited to form the basis of a circular economy and digital society.”

Gregor Herzog, CEO of GS1 Austria and our Chair for 2021-22

François Deprey

GS1 in Europe Vice-Chair

After working in the sales and marketing of consumer goods at Monoprix (retailer) and Sodiaal group (3rd largest European dairy company) for more than 15 years, François Deprey joined GS1 France in 2013 first as Marketing Director then as Deputy CEO. He was quickly appointed CEO in mid-2015 to drive GS1 France’s new strategy to support the digital transformation of our core business sectors (FMCG, Retail, Healthcare, E-commerce, T&L…) and business lines such as product data management and supply chain management. François Deprey is a member of the board of directors of the French digital economy organization “ACSEL”.

François Deprey, CEO of GS1 France, and one of the Vice-Chairs for 2021-2022

Elif Müftüoglu

GS1 in Europe Vice-Chair

After starting her career in USA working on Satellite Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems, Elif began to work at the IT department of State Supply Office as she returned back to Turkey. She played a major role on establishing the e-bidding and e-supply systems of the Office. She continued to work as IT Project Manager at TOBB. Being responsible for the project of e-Trade Registry, she also worked for IP Rights and R&D Technical Committee of The Coordination Council for the Improvement of Investment Environment of Turkey. Since October 2014 she has been working as the CEO of GS1 Turkey. She is a member of Informative Association of Turkey, SpaceTurk-Space Research Working Group, TurkishWin-Turkish Women’s International Network and PMI-Project Management Insitute.

Elif Müftüoglu, CEO of GS1 Turkey, One of the Vice-Chairs for 2021-2022

Camille Dreyfuss

GS1 in Europe General Secretary

Camille is responsible for the operation of the GS1 in Europe platform. Her role is to be a central point of contact for all GS1 in Europe matters. She organises the meetings of the Board, the Regional Executive Committee and all GS1 in Europe events, carries out the financial administration of the platform, coordinates the various projects and activities and represents GS1 in Europe in external events and conferences.


Camille joined GS1 France in 2003 where she held successively the positions of Technical Advisor and Traceability Project Manager. In 2006 she moved to GS1 Australia where she was first appointed Education Integrator and evolved to Education and Training Manager. After 4 years Camille moved back to France where she was Transport and Logistics Project Manager and Non-food sectors Senior Manager. She was appointed GS1 in Europe Coordinator in January 2013.

Diogo Almeida

GS1 in Europe Events and Communication Coordinator

Diogo supports the Coordinator with the execution of coordinating of activities in the European Region. He works closely with all GS1 in Europe Members Organisations, project teams and GS1 Global office staff, as well as with external suppliers and providers. He assists in the organisation of meetings, fora and all events. He’s responsible for the communication and marketing activities for GS1 in Europe.

Diogo joined GS1 Portugal in 2005 in the financial department. Two years later, he moved to the marketing department and was involved in a variety of activities: organisation of marketing for solutions providers, sponsorship management, mass communication and maintenance of the GS1 website. As a Microsoft dynamics CRM specialist, he was involved in marketing research activities and digital strategy. He also participated and coordinated all communication events at GS1 Portugal.

Henk-Jan Timmerman

GS1 in Europe Project Coordinator

Henk-Jan is responsible for the projects in Europe. Some of the projects are managed directly by him (for example on data excellence), but for all others he forms the link between the project managers, the project teams and the Regional Executive Committee and the Board of GS1 in Europe. He supports the project teams and managers on logistics around the projects and where possible on the projects itself. He is accountable for the methodology and the financial administration on projects. For GS1 Cloud he is the regional coordinator and forms the liaison between the Member Organisations in Europe and GS1 Global Office.

Henk-Jan joined GS1 Netherlands in 2016 as Account manager retail where he was active on the day to day management of all Dutch retailers (food service included) and working on the Data Quality Program from GS1 Netherlands. He managed the (external) working groups on data exchange (maintenance groups) and together with GS1 Belgilux harmonised the data models of the three countries. Previously he worked for a private company specialised in supply chain transparency and traceability (on product/food safety, social compliance and sustainability). Before that he worked in various roles (team leader, project manager and information manager) for various ICT related companies.

Francesca Poggiali

Chief Public Policy Officer Europe

Francesca is a dedicated and enthusiastic public policy professional with 25 years-experience in both public and private sectors. With more than ten years at the European Commission and the European Parliament in Brussels, and ten years for a food multinational, Francesca’s vast experience covers also fast-paced National government environments. Among her biggest achievements, the corporate social responsibility program launched and developed to the highest public recognition for Ferrero, the convergence of environmental protection and chemical impacts in the framework of the EU Chemical reform, the fight against illicit trade through open non-proprietary standards for GS1. Francesca’s visionary, diplomatic and negotiating skills have been essential to develop strategies where different interests need to converge and where changes are quickly needed at the benefit of industry, governments and society.


Francesca studied Corporate Social Responsibility at the Harvard Business School, European Law at Leeds University and at LUISS University in Rome where she received the highest recognition cum laude. She is proficient in 4 languages and she can mix them in a single sentence still providing meaningful expressions. On both her professional and personal life, Francesca is a passionate storyteller and a smart writer.

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