Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, consisting of the President and Vice-Presidents, provides direction in between the Board meetings.

Jouni NISSINEN

EEB President

Attracta UI BHROIN

EEB Vice President


Attracta Uí Bhroin works with the Irish Environmental Network, a network of environmental non-government organisations (NGOs). Attracta is the facilitator for the Environmental Law Implementation Group - a joint initiative with the Irish Government, whose objectives are to support the proper transposition and implementation of environmental law, including the further development of eNGOs’ capacity to leverage the law to support their missions.

Christina KONTAXI

EEB Vice President


Christina Kontaxi is the General Director of the Mediterranean SOS Network (MedSOS), a Greek national NGO. MedSOS primary field of interventions is water. MedSOS has been active in networks with NGOs and public agencies at local, national, regional and European – Mediterranean level since 1990. Christina lives and works in Athens.

Siim VAHTRUS

EEB Vice President


Siim Vahtrus is the Chairman of the Board of Justice & Environment (J&E), a European network of public interest environmental law organisations. The network consists of 13 members from different countries that work for better environmental laws and their proper implementation all over Europe. Estonian by nationality and a lawyer by education, Siim currently lives and works in Tallinn, where he also leads J&E’s member the Estonian Environmental Law Center.

Bernhard ZLANABITNIG

EEB Vice President


Bernhard Zlanabitnig is the Director of the EU-Umweltbüro in Vienna, a service-, information- and coordination office for EU environmental law and policy hosted by EEB member Umweltdachverband. The EU-Umweltbüro aims to facilitate the work of Austrian environmental organisations and to inform an interested public. Bernhard’s work mainly focuses on biodiversity, EU nature laws and energy as well as the national/European implementation of the SDGs and the Circular Economy Package.