Executive Director of PROSAFE and JA2016 Project Coordinator

Ioana Sandu PhotoGraduated from the University of Leuven, Belgium, with a Master in Business Administration and another MA in European Studies: International Perspectives. Ioana Sandu has been working at PROSAFE (Product Safety Forum of Europe) for over 9 years, were she now holds the position of Executive Director. At PROSAFE, Ioana Sandu represents the interests of market surveillance authorities throughout Europe and contributes to improving the safety and compliance of products and services in the EEA, directly collaborating with internationally based consultants in the project management of Joint Market Surveillance Actions between the Member States.


Project Coordinator at PROSAFE and JA2016 Personal Protective Equipment Task Coordinator

Ian Fraser

A qualified occupational health and safety expert, Ian FRASER worked for many years in industry in the UK and France, before joining the French Ministry of Labour in 1995. He was involved in transposing and implementing EU Directives on the design and use of PPE, Machinery and Work Equipment. In particular, he was instrumental in establishing the first national system of market surveillance, testing ideas that later inspired the EU Market Surveillance Regulation.
In 2002, he transferred to the European Commission, working at the DG Enterprise and Industry in the Unit responsible for many of the ‘New Approach’ product safety Directives. He was Team Leader for the Machinery, Cableways, Lifts, ATEX, PPE and Outdoor Noise Directives. He was General Editor of the Commission’s Guide to application of the Machinery Directive.
He retired from the Commission services in 2014 and has since been working as an Independent Product Safety Consultant. He has helped to coordinate several Joint Market Surveillance Actions with PROSAFE on consumer products as well as products for professional use. He still finds time for swimming, sailing and cycling.


Market Surveillance Inspector at ROGA, Germany and JA2016 Personal Protective Equipment Task Leader

Alexander Kaelberer DE ROGA

Alexander Kälberer is working as a Market Surveillance Inspector of the Trade Inspectorate in the province Bavaria in Germany since 2008. He is responsible for the execution of the German product safety law and associated EU-directives.
In 1998 he graduated as an Industrial Engineer at the University of Applied Sciences in Kempten (Bavaria) and is experienced as a Product Manager with focus on safety components for machinery products. He represents the German Market Surveillance Authority in PROSAFE since 2017 and is a Task Leader of the JA2016 Climbing Equipment activity.



Project Coordinator at PROSAFE and JA2016 Electrical Appliances Task Coordinator

Borut Matkovic

Mr. Barut Matkovic is an international expert with more than 20 years of profession experience that holds a University Degree in Mechanical Engineering awarded at the University of Ljubljana and a Diploma in Market Surveillance at the Academy of Public Administration of Slovenia. Out of them, he has dedicated 15 years to the area of Free Movement of Goods (Market Surveillance, Technical Barriers to Trade and Quality Infrastructure) in EU countries, IPA countries and ENPI Neighbourhood countries
Borut has more than 13 years of experience enforcing Market Surveillance legislation, including 13 years as Senior Official and Leading Technical expert in National Authorities in Slovenia responsible for Market Surveillance and also as Key Expert supporting the Market Surveillance authorities in Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Albania. He started his career as a Senior Official for Global & New Approach Directives at the Market Inspectorate of the Ministry of Economy of Slovenia, where he accumulated significant experience of over 8 years in supporting the country's approximation process of the Slovenian Market Surveillance system the EU regulatory, legislative and technical framework. His work significantly contributed to successful accession of Slovenia into the EU in this field. In addition, he has over 3 years of experience as Senior inspector and leading technical expert at the Ministry of Infrastructure - Inspectorate for Transport, Energy.
Moreover, Barut has a broaden experience of 7 years working as Key expert and Senior Expert on EU projects in the field of reforming Quality Infrastructure and Market Surveillance and Consumer protection in transition countries. He took part in over 17 EC funded projects directly supporting the development of Market Surveillance Systems and removal of TBT (Moldova, Kosovo, BiH, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Myanmar and Mongolia, among others). He has acquired extensive experience in setting-up and enforcing Market Surveillance systems, in the field of technical industrial products covered by New Approach Directives, including drafting guidelines, legislation, transposing and enforcing EU regulations.
In addition, he has a comprehensive knowledge of European legislation and standardization related to free movement of goods for product safety and consumer protection; and extensive experience in establishment and work of EU internal market entity and risk-based management according to the ISO 31000 standard and risk assessment according RAPEX guidelines. He was also Slovenian RAPEX contact point.
He has extensive and professional experience in the field of: standardisation, conformity assessment testing, metrology, accreditation as per EN ISO/IEC 17020 and 17025 standards, legal approximation and transp osition of EU acquis communautaire into national legislation.


Product Safety Officer at MCCAA Malta and JA2016 Power Tools Task Leader

Charles Tanti MCCAA

Born in Toronto Canada 1964 from Maltese Parents, came to Malta in 1971 lived in Rabat. Married to Doris with two Children Keith and Karl living in Dingli since married. Educated in Malta with a Diploma in Engineering. Worked in a Shipyard from 1982 till 2010 in various positions specialising in various aspects such as Turbochargers, Speed Governors, Automation, Engine tuning and fault finding. Trained at renown manufacturing companies involved in shipping such as ABB, Woodward, MAN, Mitsubishi and more.
Started with Market Surveillance in 2010 within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) as a product safety officer covering various products due to the limitation of resources and the size of the island. Mainly covering GPSD products, Machinery, Recreational Craft, Pressure Equipment, Gaseous appliances, toys, Marine Equipment and more.
Joined Prosafe since the first days in MCCAA the first experience was a meeting on Risk assessment hosted in our offices in Malta which was a point of no return. Participating in many vertical and horizontal activities throughout the years. To mention some Risk Assessment, Food imitating Products, Child Care Articles, Toys, Power Tools, JAMach14 and JAHARP2018. Also took the role of Activity Leader for JA2016 PT3 after participating in PT1 & 2.
I cannot but thank first of all Prosafe for their support, patience and dedication throughout the years and secondly but not least our late Director Ing Michael Cassar who believed in Prosafe as a means of sharing/exchanging information, learning, harmonising MS, building contacts with MS and stake holders, testing of products and most important uniting MS to have a safer Europe.

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