Thomas Jakl – Deputy Director General, Chemicals Policy, Austrian Environment Ministry, HBM4EU Governing Board Chair

The HBM4EU Link to Policy – 27 April – 9:30 am CEST



Austrian Environment Ministry, DG for, Environment and Circular Economy – Deputy Director General; Head of  Department responsible for risk assessment and risk management of industrial chemicals; Head of EU – Presidency Delegation for international negotiations in the field of Chemicals policy during the Austrian – EU Council Presidencies (1998, 2006, 2018) Former President of EU – Council working group on REACH; Former President of the EU Council working group on international environmental policy (Chemicals)



Fed. Ministry for Environment – Deputy Director General

HBM4EU (EU – wide initiative on Human Biomonitoring; Horizon 2020 EU – funded)

Chair of the Governing board, “Ambassador”;

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – Member of Management board (2007-2016; Chair from  2008 to 2012)

Austrian Federal Agency for Site Remediation – Chair of Supervisory board

Austrian Federal Environment Agency – Deputy chair of Supervisory Board



Plant physiologist, PhD, MSc Earth Sciences;

Frequent Publisher of Articles in the Fields of Science and Environment related issues (High Quality Newspapers, Journals, Books – Initiator and Co Author of “Chemical Leasing” and “Chemical Leasing goes global”, Springer Vienna-New York).

Winner of most important Austrian “Environment – Award” in the field of Journalism,

Winner of the EU – “Genius” Award for “Chemical Leasing”;

Lecturer at various universities;