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HEALTHCARE PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
Prior to this, Vlad has worked for many years with top-tier law firms, global corporations and consultancies delivering legal advice, public affairs strategy and its implementation for actors in public (including the European Commission, the World Bank, EU Member States) and private sector.
Vlad is a Belgian and Romanian national who studied mathematics, economics, law and political sciences in Romania, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom. Apart from his native Romanian, he speaks English, French and Italian. Vlad likes photography, reading (fan of behavioral science, strategy, game theories, history and literature), theatre and chess
HEALTHCARE POLICY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS SENIOR MANAGER
Before joining EuropaBio, Adrien worked as the Health & Pharma Policy Analyst for FiscalNote EU for 2 years. In his spare time, Adrien enjoys cooking, travelling, and playing with his cat.
REGULATORY AFFAIRS MANAGER
Prior to this, Valentin graduated from a Master of Laws in European legal studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. He previously completed a master degree in law, with a specialisation in European law at the Aix-Marseille University.
Valentin is a native French speaker. He is fluent in English and German, and has basic Russian skills.
In his spare time, Valentin enjoys running and hiking, and has a secret passion for gardening.
HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY INTERN
With a strong interest in genetics, he has shaped his path towards pursuing a career within the scientific world. He has experience both in and out of the laboratory, and is currently exploring the possibility of a career in advocacy.
Adrian is fluent in French and English and is learning Dutch and Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, reading and making digital art.
INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR
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Prior to this, she worked as EU Public Affairs Consultant for Weber Shandwick for 5 years, specialising in the fields of environment and sustainability. She also has work experience from the European Parliament and the Swedish Embassy in Lisbon.
Agnes is a Swedish national who has studied Political Science and International Relations in Sweden, Belgium and Spain. Apart from her native Swedish, she speaks English, Spanish and French. She likes arts and culture, doing sports and baking.
INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGER
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Lucie holds a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Plant Sciences from Wageningen University, specializing in Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources.
In her spare time, Lucie enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading.
INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR
Francisco de Araújo Vasquez
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He studied political science at both Bachelor and Master level at the Université libre de Bruxelles and is also a graduate of its Institute for European Studies (completing a Master’s degree in European politics). He also studied at Sciences Po Paris during his Erasmus exchange.
Francisco is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys attending concerts, travelling as well as going to the cinema and art exhibitions.
NAC & SME COORDINATOR
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For the past two years, José has been working as a Public Affairs and Communications professional in Brussels. He has been a consultant and adviser for pharmaceutical companies, consumer goods businesses, Health NGOs and patient associations.
He speaks Portuguese, English, advanced Spanish and basic French. He enjoys listening to fado, bossa-nova and rock, binge-watching comedy specials, watching football and discussing politics.
SR ADVISER & PROGRAMME MANAGER
The role encompassed valorisation of deep-tech and high-tech innovation through all phases from idea generation to investment as well as strategic corporate marketing. She worked across sectors including biotech, pharma, semiconductor, robotics and automation and is passionate about entrepreneurship and driving impactful initiatives.
BIOMANUFACTURING PLATFORM INTERN
Francisco Castro Alves
In between Masters, Francisco worked during 2 years in business development in two different start-ups, targeting the agricultural and food sectors. Before joining EuropaBio, Francisco completed the Blue Book Traineeship at the European Commission in which he focused on Common Agricultural Policy.
In his spare time, Francisco enjoys playing sports, listening to history podcasts, and cooking for friends.
COMMUNICATIONS & VISUAL DESIGN COORDINATOR
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Interested in graphic design and digital communication, she followed several online courses to improve her skills and gained experience in this field working as Communications Officer for Knowledge4Innovation. She was directly involved in the organization of several summit events in the European Parliament.
In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys doing volunteer translations for Global Voices, cycling and reading.
OFFICE & IT MANAGER
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She continued her education in the field of IT during the first years of her career. She started in 1995 as Information Officer for the Animal Health Federation where she created the first Extranet for its members before joining EuropaBio in 2004. Christine's roles within EuropaBio include office & IT management and she is also the assistant to the Director General.
PEOPLE, CULTURE & FINANCE DIRECTOR
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Majken is a Danish national; she holds two bachelor’s degrees, in Business & Hotel management and Business and Organizational Psychology respectively. She is trained in Belgian social law and is a certified prevention counsellor. She speaks Danish, English, French, Dutch and German.
In her spare time, Majken creates made-to-order cakes and enjoys cooking, music, and gardening.