Katrijn van Riet is sales manager of paper in Belgium for SITA Belgium. She graduated in 1993 from the University of Leuven (Belgium) with a degree in Sinology. From 1993 to 1994, she studied at the Fudan University in Shanghai. Van Riet then began working at an independent scrap paper company (as a daughter of a waste paper trader, she says the recovered paper business was not far away). She earned an MBA from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and worked for an independent company that Shanks Group plc had acquired where van Riet served several commercial functions. In 2007, van Riet began selling and trading paper for SITA. Van Riet supports federations at the national and international levels (EoW Paper, revision EN 643).