This is an overview of AIM's governing bodies, Presidency, Committees and Task Forces. For each of the governing bodies, committees and task forces a short description is provided on their role and responsibilities.
General Assembly - elects the Board and decides on financial and constitutional issues
The Board - establishes the policy of AIM and drives its implementation
AIM's President is Poul Weihrauch, Global President of Mars Petcare.
AIM's Vice-Presidents are:
Jan Zijderveld, President Europe, Unilever
Christian Köhler, Director General of the German Brands Association Markenverband
Steering Committee - prepares the meetings of the Board.
National Association Directors Committee - co-ordinates the work of the national associations with the work of AIM and exchanges best practice
Consumer Committee - interacts with the European institutions on relevant areas of consumer policy and coordinates public policy dialogue on brands
Competition & Legal Affairs Committee - identifies competition and other legal issues which impact the brand and interacts with the competition authorities
Digital Working Groups: - address EU and global policy issues in e-commerce, data privacy and other questions on the digital agenda that affect brands
Skills for the future Working Group: works on the implementation of our joint EU pledge with the European Youth Forum to foster youth employability
Trade Mark Committee - works with the European Institutions and other authorities to promote effective and efficient trade mark regimes
Anti-Counterfeiting Committee - encourages European and other institutions to fight counterfeiting and piracy, in alliance with other European organisations
Industry-Trade Committee - analyses changing patterns of retailing and interact with the European Institutions and other relevant organisations on issues relating to the distributive trades
Logistics Committee - promotes the efficiency of the infrastructure for the distribution of brands with the aim of reducing costs and delivering better value to the consumer
Sustainable Development Committee - addresses issues on sustainable production and consumption and support members sustainability efforts
AIM-Nudge Task Force - broadens and deepens the AIM Charter on brands for health and well-being/ Responsible for the initiative AIM-NUDGE, Brands for healthier and more sustainable lifestyles
AIM-Progress - develops common viewpoints and evaluation methods for responsible sourcing and drives convergence with other initiatives in this area. For more information, see: http://www.aim-progress.com/
ECR Europe - Efficient Consumer Response - where brand manufacturers and retailers work together to fulfil consumer wishes better, faster and at less cost. AIM is a founding sponsor. For more information, see: http://www.ecr-europe.org/
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) - a global, parity-based industry network - brings together the CEOs and senior management of over 400 retailers, manufacturers and service providers across 70 countries on subjects like health, sustainability and operational excellence. For more information, see: http://www.theconsumergoodsforum.com/index.aspx