Past Presidents

The President represents BEDA, promoting the value and potential of design to the European Commission, industry and the design sector itself. The President co-ordinates and oversees the delivery of the strategy which is developed by BEDA’s members and board. The President is also responsible for chairing all meetings of the Board and the General Assembly.

BEDA boasts an illustrious alumni of past Presidents:

  • Robin Edman (2015-2017)
  • Isabel Roig (2013 - 2015)
  • Deborah Dawton (2011 - 2013)
  • Jan R. Stavik (2009 - 2011)
  • Michael Thomson (2007 – 2009)
  • Massimo Pitis (2005 – 2007)
  • Stephen Hitchins (2003 - 2005)
  • Francisco Carrera (2001 – 2003)
  • Severin Filek (1999 – 2001)
  • Peter Lord (1997 – 1999)
  • Marja Van Weeren (1994 – 1997)
  • Margarida Oliveira (1993 – 1994)
  • Michael Hardt (1991 – 1993)
  • Alan Pleass (1990 – 1991)
  • Joop Ridder (1989 – 1990)
  • Giancarlo Iliprandi (1988)