Managing Director - Strategy
Lina has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, political communications, reputation management, and country branding. Her path was shaped in both public and private sectors, and she has lead strategic planning teams in several governmental and inter-governmental organizations. Lina advised and worked for several heads of states, politicians, and international figures, in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. On a weekly basis, Lina provides her views on EU current affairs on Politico's EU Confidential podcast, the nominated number one media outlet in Brussels.
Managing Director - Public Affairs & Advocacy
Pelle is an expert in European politics and the workings of the European Institutions. He has spent more than half his life working with a focus on the European Union. He has worked with different Members of the European Parliament, an EU-focused magazine as well as different political organisations, with a focus on European Union issues. Over the last five years, his position at the European Parliament involved intensive work on Public Health, Environment, and Energy issues, including the UN Climate conferences.
Director - Trade Policy
Cesar has more than 25 years of experience in trade negotiations and was Mexico’s former chief negotiator with the European Union. He successfully worked on the modernization of their conjoint Free Trade Agreement. His experience additionally includes heavy involvement in negotiations with the United States, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and in the World Trade Organization. He is an expert on tariffs, rules of origins and regulatory issues in the scope of international trade and offers regular consultancy to public and private stakeholders.
Leyla did all her higher education in
Brussels before working as a business
manager for a few years. She fluently
speaks French. English. Kurdish and
Aramaic. Ambitious and adaptable. she
is known for being very organized and is
in charge of the logistics in our agency.
Institutional and Campaigning Advisor
Matthew has worked in the sphere of public policy in Washington DC at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and in Brussels, where he has over six years experience working at the EU institutions. While at the European Parliament, he served as an advisor to the Chairman of the Delegation for relations with Iraq and for the Chairman for relations with countries in South Asia, and has worked on legislative issues in the Committee on International Trade and Subcommittee on Security and Defence.
Claire is a public affairs consultant with a focus on agriculture, food and health. She also is a public relations officer and digital campaigner. She is the president and spokesperson of the French NGO Generations Cobayes, an environmental health and consumers association. She holds a Master degree in Food public policies and health risk management from VetAgro Sup and the IEP de Lyon and a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from SciencesPo Strasbourg.
Manager of Canine Affairs & Berlaymont liason officer
Browny has many years of experience in napping, eating croquettes and running in the park. He is a sweetheart who loves to cuddle and adores his floor time. His favourite activities are having his belly scratched and resting on the couch.