In an ever more complex political scenario in the EU, analysing the European political context is essential in any Public Affairs strategy. May it be in regulatory strategies or policy implementation, the complexity of the political forces which represents EU citizens at local, national or European Level condition the present and the future of Businesses.
Jacobo truly believes in the importance of dialogue between businesses and governments. At EPPA, Jacobo acts as advisor on highly political topics in highly regulated sectors and its main area of specialization is the European Parliament´s procedure and political dynamics analysis.
Jacobo has worked in key dossiers such as the latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the e-cigarettes legislation in the EU and its implementation at national level or the revision of the EU fertilisers regulation, where he led a team to ensure sustainable usage of fertilisers in the European agriculture by connecting businesses, governments and society into a common objective, ensuring a strategic alignment with the objectives of the Green Deal.
+ Advisor at the European Parliament and at the Spanish Permanent Representation to the EU.
+ Jacobo has worked at several multinational companies on Public Affairs and Institutional Relations, like MAPFRE and at the Spanish Confederation of Entrepreneurs (CEOE) as an international affairs consultant, making country- risk analysis for Spanish businesses.
+ Degree in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid
+ Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid,
+ PHD candidate in Political Science and International Relations, where he researches on the interface between governance systems and technological and societal changes.