8 September 2008 - The ARE Board has appointed Guido Glania as new Secretary General of the Alliance. He will take office as of 1 September 2008. The current Secretary General, Paula Llamas, has left the ARE for maternity reasons. Guido Glania is an economist with a specialization in international affairs. He has worked on trade and development policy  for the Federation on German Industries in Berlin and Brussels. Guido Glania is born in Cologne, Germany, is married and has one son.