New Team for the Modern Building Alliance

1 June 2021


The Board of Directors of the Modern Building Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Perrine Ethuin as the new Executive Chair of the alliance as from the 1st June 2021. She succeeds Quentin de Hults who will join another European organisation.


 ‘Perrine is the ideal successor to Quentin in his role within the Modern Building Alliance. Being involved in MBA activities for more than two years now, Perrine will further develop the MBA engagement with fire safety in our industry with policy makers and with other stakeholders to support the EU in advancing safe and sustainable construction. We wish her great success in her new role’.

Chair of the Board, Alberto Mercati, Dow



Perrine added: 'I am honoured and thrilled to be chosen to lead the Alliance. I will build on Quentin’s legacy to proactively open discussions and advance fire safety. With my new colleague Franklyn, we will carry on working in the same spirit and I look forward to collaborating with the plastics industry, stakeholders and EU policy makers to strengthen our contribution to the fire safety debate.'




As mentioned, Perrine is going to be supported by Franklyn Okwara. Franklyn is a Fire Safety Expert who graduated from the KU Leuven and from the Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering in Ghent University. He will support the MBA Technical Working Group in its activities. 'We are very happy to have Franklyn on board to support the Modern Building Alliance’s ambition for a greater fire safety across the construction industry',  said Perrine.



The Board and all members of the Modern Building Alliance as well as the team would like to thank Quentin for initiating the Modern Building Alliance as well as his immense contribution and commitment to the Alliance since 2018.


The Board wishes Perrine all the best with her new position and welcomes Franklyn to the Modern Building Alliance.