As a chemical engineer graduated from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers' in Paris and with more than 14 years of practice in industry, she brings to EPPA knowledge and experience in one of the most important European industry sector and one of its most heavily regulated.Read more
A sector also which is confronted with significant challenges, from cooperation in various forms with highly innovative start-ups to health and ecological issues in a future circular economy, and which has therefore a high stake in the EU’s overall innovation policies.
Her senior positions in petrochemicals and bio-chemicals with international companies have given her significant expertise in chemicals legislation such as REACH in Europe, but also other global inventories and regulated markets such as cosmetics, food contact materials, ROHS, drinking water treatment chemicals, food processing aids, mining and oil extraction legislation, biocides etc.
She spent almost 4 years with the French chemical industry association ‘Union des Industries Chimiques’ where she led workshops to assist SMEs as well as larger companies in various sectors in the development of their strategiesCollapse
Considering the importance of EU-Russian economic relations and in order to consolidate with our office in Moscow, Pavel brought EPPA’s client the required capabilities with his degrees in International Relations and in European and International Law from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.Read more
He provides an interface between the European (EU) and Eurasian Economic (EAEU) Unions’ regulatory developments, helping international clients to develop a holistic vision of the risks and opportunities originating from the two trade groupings. Using EPPA methodology, he built constructive relationship with EAEU Commission and Member States decision-makers, and participated in numerous working group meetings allowing international clients to find ways to contribute to the promising EAEU market context.
In Brussels, he advises corporations on EU environmental and health legislation, ranging from REACH, Biocides, agro-chemicals, or the water framework directive to name but a few. He manages also REACH-related advisory work, using his specialist knowledge of key issues in European chemical policy making. This has helped these corporations to upgrade their strategies under REACH procedures and to gain critical experience in managing task forces; Pavel continues to assist them in negotiations with the EU institutions and Member States’ competent authorities during complex and difficult decision-making procedures.
He is fluent in English, Russian, French and has a good working knowledge of German and Latvian. He cooperates in EPPAs business school relationship development, as well as with other learning organisations.Collapse
Morten is a specialist on EU trade issues and regulations , with equal experience in public procurement and related issues.
His trade regulatory practice focuses principally on Trade Defence Instruments such as Anti-dumping and Anti-subsidy, where he advised and represented interested parties with the European Commission and Member States. It is essential for the competitiveness of European companies that trade regulatory instruments are applied in a coherent and consistent manner and that Union industry and third country exporters are treated fairly.
Prior to joining EPPA Morten acquired solid experience for more than 15 years in higher management positions working for European and International companies in industry, services and FMCG sectors. He also worked over five years for the European Commission notably on trade regulatory instruments such as anti-dumping and State aid.
Morten has since 2012 been a member of American Chamber of Commerce in the EU Committee on Trade, Trade Facilitation and Customs.
During the cause of his career Morten has worked in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium and is fluent in Danish, English and French, comfortable in German, Italian and Swedish.
Morten took his degree in International Business Economics at Copenhagen University.Collapse
After working for Dow-Jones in Milan (I) and briefly at the European Commission, DG Health & Consumers, she joined EPPA in 2012, where she works on a range of economic dossiers.
Her principal skill is drafting comprehensive socio-economic analysis (SEA) as a part of authorization applications. The purpose of the SEA, based on costs & benefits approach, is to describe in both qualitative and quantitative terms the main impacts expected in the event of authorization not being granted when viewed from the perspective of the society as a whole. SEA is an innovative part of rule making in the EU and helps to improve their quality.
Nina holds a bachelor in economics from the University of Bologna and a master degree from University of Modena (both in I), a post-master diploma in Advanced European Studies from the European College in Parma and a certificate in econometrics from University in Louvain-la-Neuve (B). Nina is bilingual, Serbian-Croatian/Italian, fluent in English and has a good command of French.
She also provides support for PACiNNO, a Commission funded innovation project in the Adriatic-Ionian Region.Collapse
Natacha joined EPPA in 2016 to strengthen the team on EU policies on sustainability. She works on a wide range of environmental-related issues, including chemical substance regulation (REACH, RoHS, PPPR, BPR), recycling (WEEE) and the implementation of the Circular Economy Package (eco-design, plastic strategy, waste, fertilisers).
She is member of the research team of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management – an independent public-private partnership that provides policy recommendations on innovation to EU and national policy makers. Her research focuses particularly on circular economy, resilience management and sustainability as well as digitalisation and industry 4.0.
Prior to joining EPPA, Natacha worked as an EU affairs consultant for the European Centre for Government Transformation in a “smart city” project, to help the City of Paris implement a new waste management policy based on the Circular Economy model, in the run-up to the COP 21 conference in 2015. She has also worked for Europa Nova as an assistant project manager.
She holds a Master’s degree in European Affairs and Political Science from Sciences Po Bordeaux, in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, and a Master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges.
Being half French and half Scottish, she is fluent in French, English and has a good working knowledge of German.Collapse
Jacobo joined EPPA in 2016 to work on internal market, public health, agriculture and environment, issues. Previous to joining EPPA he worked at the European Parliament and at the Spanish Permanent Representation to the EU.
He holds a degree in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid, where he focused in international and European Union law.
Jacobo worked at several multinational companies, like MAPFRE, on Public Affairs and Institutional Relations and at the Spanish Confederation of Entrepreneurs as an international affairs consultant making country- risk analysis for Spanish businesses.
Jacobo is fluent in Spanish and English and has a good command of French.Collapse
In order to strengthen the team doing the socio-economic analyse (SEA), a key part of authorization applications, she was recruited by EPPA from Cologne University.
SEA is used to analyse all relevant impacts, expected as a result of a regulatory decision. It aims to analyse and assess both costs and benefits of the proposed measure. According to the better regulation policy of the Commission, the importance of SEA can only grow.
Désirée gained a PhD in Economics from the Cologne University (D), with a focus on public economics : the study which instruments are best qualified to regulate externalities. She has expertise in a wide range of topics including environmental economics, regulation and market design. Later she was research and teaching assistant, gaining valuable experience in managing and framing research projects.
Désirée is fluent in German and English and with a good working knowledge of French.Collapse