Mr. de Barrin is Chief Executive Officer of HOTREC since 8 April 2014. Its mission includes raising the industry’s profile at European level and developing communication and lobbying strategies to boost the industry’s growth. French native, with an economic background at the Universities of Assas and Panthéon-Sorbonne, Christian has built up expertise and experience in strategic communication, stakeholder relations and public affairs in Brussels for 14 years. He held several senior communication and association management positions in various environments such as the Group HEC (international business school) in France and major trade associations such as the European Copper Institute (ECI) in Brussels and the Association of European Airlines.
In addition, Christian’s professional background includes working for an EU Think-Tank and delivering trainings on communication and EU lobbying at the European Training Institute. Christian de Barrin was also Board Member at the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) and a columnist at French radio France-Info.