Clara Gruitrooy

Clara Gruitrooy

Secretary General, Euro-Mediterran-Arab national association EMA e.V.
"In the JARO Institute, we as EMA have found another partner who shares our goals. Sustainability, especially in today's international procurement markets, is no longer a trend but a necessity. Therefore, EMA gladly commits itself together with the JARO Institute in a strategic partnership for the expansion of international networks and the sensitization for the topic. By linking digitalization and sustainability in procurement, JARO is setting particularly important accents."

Clara Gruitrooy is secretary general of the EMA. She studied international law in Paris and Potsdam. EMA ( is a country association of the German business community that promotes socially and ecologically sustainable structures and perspectives in the countries of Europe and the Mediterranean and Middle East regions. Together with its partners, EMA stands for corporate social responsibility (CSR), the promotion of women in business and society, and economic development cooperation. In this spirit, EMA also initiated the award-winning German-Arab mentoring program Ouissal ( for and with women entrepreneurs in North Africa, which is funded by the German government.


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