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HEALTHCARE BIOTECH DIRECTOR
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Outside of work, Bernard is a real cycling enthusiast. The Brussels' weather has so far never managed to discourage him from taking his bicycle to reach EuropaBio's office.
LEGAL AFFAIRS MANAGER
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She specialised in EU Internal Market, Intellectual Property and Competition, WTO and Trade Law. After being trained at the European Patent Office, the European Parliament and the European Commission, she joined EuropaBio in 2014. She started at the Agricultural Biotech Team, and in 2018 she moved to the Healthcare Biotech Team.
Violeta advises on legal and regulatory affairs. She enjoys documentary movies as well as chocolate.
HEALTHCARE BIOTECH MANAGER
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Darren also brings additional experience to the team from his time working with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the European Patent Office, and with Ireland’s governing political party, Fine Gael. He holds a Master of Arts in Public Affairs & Political Communication and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies.
In his spare time, Darren enjoys travelling, playing the guitar, football, and European cinema.
INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH 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 BIOTECH OFFICER
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While she is a dual French-American citizen, she grew up in Germany. Her studies took her to the UK and the Netherlands, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Oxford University and an MSc in Plant Sciences at Wageningen University. During her Master’s she specialized in Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, spending a year researching potato genetics.
In her spare time, Lucie enjoys cooking, reading, and gardening.
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Before this she obtained professional experience at various institutions including the European Parliament and the European Commission, the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU (Presidency period) and the Lithuanian Competition Authority. She also worked at BVRG Burson Marsteller Vilnius as an Account manager in charge of the state companies and government institutions.
Dovile is a graduate of Law and Management at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius and obtained her LLM in European Law at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS COORDINATOR
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She has experience in working on large international events, has previously worked for the European Parliament – both in its Secretariat (DG FINS) and in the Cabinet of an MEP – and has undertaken a placement at the Embassy of Pakistan to Italy.
In her free time, Martina likes travelling, reading and painting.
COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS ASSISTANT
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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, being responsible for all the communications tasks and partly for the logistical details.
Alexandra speaks Romanian, English, French, and she can read and understand Spanish and Italian. 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.
FINANCE & HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
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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.