Ella Stengler is the Managing Director of CEWEP (the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants) since July 2003. CEWEP is the European Umbrella Association of the operators of Waste-to-Energy Plants and has offices in Germany and Brussels.
She is dealing with European and Public Affairs, European policy and legislation on waste, environment, energy, climate protection, emissions, etc. Current top priorities are the Green Deal, the Circular Economy Implementation, the "Fit for 55" package, particularly legislative reviews on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and EU ETS.
Before working for CEWEP, Ella was the Managing Director of ITAD, the German association of Waste-to-Energy Plants, and prior to that she was the Director of AGS the German association of hazardous waste companies (public private partnership).
Ella has published several articles in German and International journals.
She studied law in Germany and France. Her doctoral thesis was on the subject: recovery and disposal of waste according to national and Community law, published in 2000.
Ella is working in the waste business since more than 25 years.
Her first contact with waste policy was in the European Parliament in 1996, when she drafted a report about waste shipments within the EU for the Environment Committee.