Ian Williamson, director of Air Products’ Hydrogen and Bio Energy business, was appointed as new EHA president by the EHA General Assembly on June 22 in Brussels. Ian is succeeding Lars Sjunnesson, who steered the Association form 5 founding national associations to an European hydrogen organisation of reference, representing  19 national assoications and the main hydrogen infrastructure suppliers in Europe as Shell, Statoil, ENI, Linde, Air Liquide, Air Products. Massimo Prastaro of ENI and Stein Briskebey of the Norsk Hydrogen Forum were appointed as new EHA board members. Ian in his acceptance speech emphasized the need to leverage the EHA’s European coverage of industrial and national activities to accelerate the uptake of the use of hydrogen throughout Europe. He indicated that the EHA intends to increase its network  opportunities between industry and national stakeholders as well as between associations.