Ecorys Brussels is formed by a multilingual and cross-cutting team with excellent qualifications and international experience in public and private organisations. We strongly believe that societies thrive through diversity, so we live by this principle and count already with 12 different nationalities and 11 languages.
Alexandros Vigkos is a Junior Consultant at Ecorys Brussels where he works in the research team. He is involved in projects related to areas such as entrepreneurship, industrial economics and firm-level analysis. In addition, he is also interested in the fields of migration and human rights. Prior to Ecorys he completed a traineeship at DG GROW where he supported the work of the Unit for the European Semester and Member States Competitiveness, for the creation of the Country Specific Recommendations as well as the production of the report “Single Market Integration and Competitiveness in the EU and its Member States”, thus gaining both policy and analytical skills. Graduated in Economics by the Athens University of Economics and Business, Alexandros also holds a Masters in European Integration and Development from the Institute for European Studies of VUB in Brussels. Alexandros is a native Greek speaker fluent in English and French.
Chloé Féré is a Junior Consultant for Events and Communication at Ecorys Brussels. She supports the overall organisation of institutional events, including the launch of invitations, the preparation and design of materials, the set-up of the venue, the coordination and liaison with the clients and providers, the on-site assistance, etc. Prior to Ecorys, Chloé worked as Events and Communications coordinator at the Pan-European magazine Cafébabel and as Events Assistant at the think-tank European Institute of International Relations. Furthermore, she gained valuable experience in European affairs thanks to her traineeship at the European Committee of the Regions where she worked at the Communications Directorate (Events Unit). She holds a Master Degree in European Affairs from the European Studies Institute of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is a native French-speaker with fluency in English and a good understanding of German.
Paul-Hubert Jenart is currently working as Financial Assistant in the financial department of Ecorys Brussels as accountant. He studied accountancy in Belgium and made a final of four months internship in the headquarters of Air Liquide Canada in Montréal. He is helping for the daily and analytical accounting, invoicing, financial contract management, monitoring of the financial expenditure, etc.Paul-Hubert is native French speaker, fluent in English, has learned Dutch during schooling and currently learning Spanish.
Roelof Jan Molemaker
Roelof Jan Molemaker is the Managing Director of Ecorys Brussels and the Global Market Director for EU Institutions at Ecorys. He is a key policy advisor to international political, policy and financing institutions such as the World Bank and the European Commission. His expertise covers EU policy and sector studies, ranging from institutional and organisational issues to financing and infrastructure investments. Having worked with a large number of DGs, including DG GROW, DG ENV, DG HOME, DG MARE, DG MOVE, DG CNECT and DG REGIO, he has a broad thematic coverage. He is a highly experienced project manager in large complex multidisciplinary projects. Over the last 20 years he has worked in a large number of countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Roelof Jan is graduated in Human Geography. He is a Dutch native speaker fluent in English and with good knowledge of Spanish and German.
Valentina Staveris is Senior Consultant within the Programme Management and Communications team at Ecorys. She is managing projects under the European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and DG Education and Culture framework contracts related to communication activities. Valentina holds a Master Degree in European and International Law, and acquired more than 8 years of experience working with the EU institutions. She started her career working for 2 years in several units of the Committee of the Regions. Following this experience she joined Deloitte for more than 5 years, firstly in the Consulting team working on process improvement (business & financial) for the European Commission, and then focusing on EU account management (main activities where comprised procurement, knowledge management and financial reporting). Valentina is an Italian and French native speaker with a fluent level in English, and a proficient level in Greek.
Zoe Graham is a Junior Consultant at Ecorys and as part of the Framework Contracts Management Unit, Zoe has acquired a good knowledge of the coordination and management of the different framework contracts run by the Business Development and Communications team. She is particularly involved in the management of the DG EAC and DG EMPL Communications Framework contracts and their related assignments. In her previous role as a Business Development and Communications Assistant, Zoe has been involved in work winning and searching for new business opportunities. Prior to joining Ecorys, she undertook an internship with the European think&do tank Pour la Solidarité – PLS in Brussels and a voluntary internship at the Belgian Embassy in Australia. She holds a BA in Political Sciences and a MA in European Studies with a specialisation in International Relations. Zoe is a native French speaker, fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of Dutch.
Jan Maarten de Vet
Jan Maarten de Vet is since 2005 (co-)director of Ecorys Brussels. He has extensive experience in European policy preparation; management of complex and cross-cutting projects for the European Commission, and in the development, elaboration and implementation of EU impact assessment methods. He has also led a wide range of sector studies in the areas of industrial policy, sustainable competitiveness, maritime economic development, renewable energy, and regional & urban development. Jan Maarten is also a trainer and conference moderator in areas of his competence. Before joining Ecorys Brussels, he worked for the OECD in Paris and for Ecorys in the Netherlands, working and living as well in Estonia, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovenia. He holds Master degrees in economic and industrial geography from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Utrecht University. He is a Dutch native speaker with a fluent level of English and French.
Lucrezia Titi is Market Development Director at Ecorys. She leads the company’s communications framework contracts with European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and DG Education and Culture. With over 14 years of experience in the field of communications, before joining Ecorys, Lucrezia worked in the European Commission defining communication strategies and implementing communication campaigns on the political priorities of the Commissions Barroso II and Juncker, within DG Justice and Consumers and DG Enterprise and Industry. She previously held communications and project management positions in the Council of Europe, where she created the website of the organisation in Italian and carried out campaigns to promote local and regional democracy at pan-European level. She is an Italian native speaker with a fluent level of English and French. She has a good level of Spanish and an intermediate level of German and Dutch.
Andreas Pauer is a Senior Consultant at Ecorys Brussels. He is focusing on the EU market working for a broad range of European Commission Directorates (incl. GROW, AGRI, RTD, HOME, MARE, COMP) and other related clients (European Parliament, European Associations) with a methodological focus on EU Impact Assessments, sector competitiveness studies, value chain analysis, assessment of administrative burden and regulatory cost assessments (Standard Cost Modelling). Andreas holds three Master’s degrees: economics (University of Innsbruck), political science (University of Innsbruck), European Economic Studies (College of Europe in Bruges). Furthermore, he has work experience from DG REGIO (Unit for thematic coordination and innovation), the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg, the Regional Government of Upper-Austria as well as industry. Andreas is a native German speaker, fluent in English, French and Italian.
Barbara Pia Oberč
Barbara Pia Oberč is a Junior Consultant at Ecorys Brussels, where she is engaged in project work primarily for DG AGRI and DG RTD. She recently completed a traineeship at DG AGRI, focusing on agri-environmental and climate measures within the rural development programmes for Austria, Germany and Slovenia. Prior to this she interned at the UNFCCC, where she worked on nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and supported with carrying out the COP 19 in Warsaw. During her studies she also co-founded and organised the first TEDxUppsalaUniversity conference, with the theme of 'Resilience'. Barbara holds an MSc in sustainable development from Uppsala University and a BA in business management (first-class honours) from Newcastle University. More recently, she was awarded a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI. Born in Toronto, brought up in Ljubljana, and having lived in Germany, Barbara is bilingual in English and Slovenian, and fully fluent in German.
Jakub Gloser is a Research Manager/Consultant, with a particular focus on SME financial performance and market performance (are firms and sectors financially healthy and working well?); financial products (what are the different/new means for them to be financed?); and quantitative methods (econometrics and financial modelling). This insight allows to address issues of market readiness and functionality in particular for SMEs, entrepreneurs and new technologies. Jakub has led and coordinated several projects, from work winning, managing teams and projects, as well as directly interacting with clients. The technical experience was founded by becoming a Certified Expert in SME Financing from the Frankfurt Business School as well as being a CFA candidate. All the more theoretical concepts and skills originated with an MA in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. Jakub is a native English and Czech speaker with a good command of French.
Cécile Alen is since 2002 Office Manager at Ecorys Brussels. Her responsibilities include the daily management of the office, the management of suppliers, and the support to consultants’ work. She is an expert in proposal submission, including the collection of administrative & legal documents and the issuing, processing and formatting of proposals and reports. She also takes care of the delivery to the client and acts as focal point of the office for all administrative and supporting tasks. Additionally, Cécile is in charge of Human Resources of the office, dealing with recruitments, reviews, job offers, etc. Throughout the last 14 years, she has worked closely with the European institutions, including DG EAC, DG AGRI, DG MARE, DG MOVE, DG EMPL, and DG JUST, to name just a few. Cécile is a native speaker of French with a fluent level of English.
Luca Giustozzi recently joined Ecorys as a Junior Consultant. As part of the research team, he contributes to the analysis of sector performances and industry competitiveness as well as to the production of impact assessments of EU legislation, working for different European Commission Directorates such as DG GROW. Prior to this, Luca completed two traineeships at European institutions. He worked for the Finance and Contracts sector of the Infrastructure Division at the European External Action Service and carried out statistical analysis and economic assessment for the Department of Relations with Member States at the European Space Agency. Luca graduated in Economics and Management at the LUISS University and holds a Masters in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University. Luca is a native Italian speaker, fluent in English and Spanish and with a good command of French.
William Mejia is a Consultant for events and communication at Ecorys. Prior to that, William worked three years in the field of Institutional Communication as Press and European Affairs Officer at the French Embassy in Lithuania and as Press Assistant for the Spokespersons’ service of the European Commission (DG Justice, DG Home, DG COMM and EC Presidency). He was then dealing with media relations, media monitoring and political reporting. William also has several years of experience in Tourism and customer relations in different European countries. He holds one master degree in European Affairs, one in Geopolitics of Post-soviet countries and a bachelor in Economics. He presented two master thesis about the “1998 Reform of Russian schools in Latvia” and the “Challenges and Opportunity of Baltic Cooperation”. He is a native speaker of French and Spanish, is fluent in English and understands Lithuanian.
Bodil Skousen is a Junior Consultant working in the Research Division at Ecorys. Before joining Ecorys, she gained valuable experience as a trainee at the European Commission, DG Climate Action, where she worked on the EU Emission Trading System. Prior to this she worked in the Copenhagen-based think tank EUROPE and as Research Assistant at Maastricht University on a project on the Eastern Partnership. Her broad research interests include climate change, renewable energy and institutional development – the latter on which she also wrote her MA thesis. Bodil holds both a MSc in European Studies from Maastricht University and a MA in Political Science from University of Cologne and a BA in International Business Communication from Copenhagen Business School. She is a Danish native speaker, fully fluent in English and German and proficient in Norwegian and Swedish.
Daniel Nigohosyan has joined Ecorys in 2009. He has more than 10 years of experience with the EU Cohesion policy and programme/project cycle and broad experience in managing, coordinating, and implementing evaluations covering various fields, such as transport, administrative capacity, and regional development. He has been involved in a number of ex-ante, thematic, interim, and impact evaluations in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, and at EU level. He has performed diverse tasks for the EC, e.g. for DG GROW, DG MARE, DG ECFIN, DG NEAR, and DG REGIO. Before joining Ecorys he worked for the public administration sector in Bulgaria. In addition, for two years (2009-2011) he was an assistant-professor at the UNWE (Sofia). Daniel holds two MA degrees – in Political Science (CEU, Budapest) and International Relations (UNWE, Sofia). He is a native Bulgarian speaker and fluent in English.
Edita Bezegová is a Consultant at Ecorys Brussels. She specializes herself in trade, private sector development, access to finance, and market competitiveness. Her professional portfolio includes cooperation on various projects for DG Enterprise, DG Connect, DG Environment, DG Internal Market and DG Trade. Prior to her work in Ecorys, she gained experience with economic and policy research in the United Nations in New York, business analysis in Deloitte Belgium and international affairs at the European Commission. Edita is a graduate of economic studies at the College of Europe in Brugge and Sorbonne in Paris, and holds two bachelor degrees – one in Finance from the Brno University of Technology and another one in European Studies from the Masaryk University. She is originally Czech, but has studied and worked in various countries around the world and is bilingual in English.
Olivier Chartier joined ECORYS in March 2015 as a Senior Consultant. He has 17 years of professional career in the design and management of studies implemented for the European Commission, mainly in the agri-food sector. He has extensive experience in the management of multi-disciplinary research projects aimed at providing evidence-based recommendations in the field of agriculture and research policies. Before joining Ecorys, Olivier was leading the Agri-food unit of a French consultancy company conducting research and innovation projects in the bio-economy sector for European and international institutions (OECD, FAO, DG Research and DG Agriculture). He also has experience in developing the administrative capacities in the Ministries of Agriculture of Hungary and Romania, in preparation towards their EU accession. Olivier holds a degree of Engineering in Agriculture (1998). He is a native French speaker and fluent in English.
Géraldine Ferdinand is an Event and Financial Manager at Ecorys Brussels. As Event Manager, Géraldine has worked intensively with the European Commission, including DG Enlargement, DG Budget, DG Enterprise, DG EAC, DG MARE, DG AGRI, DG SANCO, DG JUST, DG EMPL, the Fundamental Rights Agency, EACEA and EASME. Her track record and expertise in events organisation allows her to offer comprehensive services that cover the whole project cycle; from event design to financial management, including the drafting of programmes and work plans and the coordination and management of experts and participants. In addition to this, Geraldine is also a Financial Manager at Ecorys. She is in charge of daily and analytical accounting, invoicing, financial contract management, monitoring of the financial expenditure, etc. Géraldine joined Ecorys in 2002, after a 4-year experience at the European Commission. She is a French native speaker with fluent level of English.
Olga Izdebska is a Consultant at Ecorys Brussels. She has a great interest in environmental issues, with a focus on waste management and circular economy. Her professional portfolio includes cooperation on various projects for DG ENV, DG MARE, DG GROW and DG HOME. Prior to her work at Ecorys, she gained valuable work experience at DG Environment, where she worked on LIFE projects in the area of air quality, as well as on Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes for the use of Structural Funds. Olga holds two Master’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science and in European Affairs from the Lund University (Sweden) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Bern (Switzerland). Olga is originally Polish, fully fluent in English and German, and she speaks some French and has basic level of Swedish.
Cristina Martínez is a Consultant for Events and Communication at Ecorys Brussels. Her experience with the European institutions includes the organisation of workshops, conferences and seminars mainly with DG EAC, DG MARE, DG AGRI, DG EMPL, the FRA and EACEA. In addition to her event planning and management skills, Cristina takes care of the preparation and coordination of communication materials and works intensively in the Communication team of the Urban Agenda for the EU. Furthermore, she is in charge of all communication aspects of Ecorys Brussels. Prior to this, she gained valuable experience in institutional relations, international affairs, and communications working for DG Justice (Communications Unit), the Cabinet of the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Spanish Business Mission in Tunisia. Cristina holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from the Diplomatic School of Spain and is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English and French and with good knowledge of German and Italian.
Elodie Salle is a Junior Consultant at Ecorys Brussels. Having a legal background, she is working on qualitative and legal analysis. She is currently part of the coordination team of several framework contracts for DG HOME. She is also involved in the overall management of the Technical Secretariat for the Urban agenda of the EU for DG REGIO and more particularly in the Partnership on the Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees. Prior to Ecorys, Elodie gained valuable experience working as an intern at Amnesty International, the European External Action Service (External Security Division), and at the EUREKA Secretariat where she was respectively involved in pro women rights campaigns, private security contracts and public procurement. She holds both an MSc in European and International Law obtained during her Erasmus year at the Complutense University in Madrid and an MSc in Public International law from Aix-Marseille University (Master thesis on ‘The fight against terrorism and human rights’). Elodie is originally French and proficient in both English and Spanish.
Evelien Cronin is a Junior Consultant at Ecorys Brussels. She has gained practical research experience conducting farmer’s surveys and focus group discussions in Ethiopia for her Master’s dissertation on the coffee value chain. Her focus area is agriculture, food safety and the food value chain. Prior to working at Ecorys, she carried out policy analyses in the field of food security and marine conservation with an NGO in Hamburg. During her time at the Food and Veterinary Office of DG SANTE, she analysed EU trade with third countries in aquaculture products and acquired in-depth knowledge of the European food safety framework. She holds both an MSc in Nutrition and Rural Development – Rural Economics and Management and an MSc in Political Science from Ghent University. Evelien speaks Dutch as mother tongue, is bilingual in English and proficient in German and French.
Diletta Zonta is a Senior Consultant at Ecorys Brussels. She manages projects and framework contracts for European Commission services (incl. MARE, GROW, HOME, EASME, REGIO). Her technical expertise comprises maritime sustainable development (incl. the Blue Economy, Maritime Spatial Planning and macro-regional strategies), migration policies as well as a methodological focus on stakeholder involvement tools (i.e. surveys, interviews, panel discussions, focus groups, analysis of stakeholder consultations), EU evaluations & impact assessments. Before joining Ecorys she worked in DG MARE and DG EAC. She holds a BA cum laude in international relations (University of Trieste), one master in European Affairs (Sorbonne University) and a post-graduate master degree in Political and Administrative Studies (College of Europe). She is bilingual in Italian and French and proficient in English and Spanish