Meet the team.

Meet the team.

Top quality

Top quality

We provide the best advice and support because we are able to team up with the brightest minds. 

Today’s talent is motivated by more than profit, they work for a purpose. We have a clear purpose that motivates us to go further, even if it is off the beaten track. We are proud to have already been nominated one of the Best in Brussels.

We are an equal opportunity organization – committed to having a diverse workforce. 

Willem Vriesendorp

is founder of #SustainablePublicAffairs. Previously, Willem was a partner at FIPRA where he led the Competition and the Environment practices and before that Willem worked as a qualified lawyer at Allen & Overy. Willem has a longstanding experience in public affairs and his competence has been recognised by both Best in Brussels and Mace Magazine who place him among the best public affairs consultants in the EU bubble. ​Willem is also selected by Politico as one of the 40 top influencers who are most effectively setting the agenda in politics, public policy and advocacy in Brussels.

willem@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Ellen Hof

is COO of #SustainablePublicAffairs and an expert in agri-food policy, supported by her scientific background in bioengineering. Previously Ellen was COO of the Brussels’ office of Hill+Knowlton Strategies and she worked at EuropaBio, the European association for biotech companies, before that.

ellen@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Camille Vachet

is a qualified competition lawyer, trained in DG COMP and in several law firms. Camille was consultant in two European public affairs firms where she specialised in digital economy, working with Snapchat, Ubisoft, etc. that she assisted in developing communication and public relations strategies.

camille@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Leon De Graaf

has been at #SustainablePA since November 2020 where focuses on helping sustainable frontrunners in heavy industry and power decarbonisation. Prior to that he worked at BusinessEurope for five years, where he was responsible for getting the entire European industry behind the ambition of climate neutrality in early 2019, and where coordinated the organisation’s annual delegations to the UN climate negotiations (COP22-25).

leon@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Alex Braley

is an EU expert passionate about sustainability with experience of working in government and with the private sector. He previously held roles in the European Commission, the UK government (Mission to the EU, Foreign Office, Prime Minister’s Office) and the public affairs firm FIPRA International advising on environmental policy as well as on innovation, sustainable finance and EU public funding support.

alex@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Nicolas Remilien

is a French national passionate about biodiversity and environmental protection. After working in the renewable energy sector in France, he joined the European Parliament ENVI Committee Secretariat, where he worked on the Fit for 55 package. Holding a master’s degree in Environment & Law, he also has experience in waste management.

nicolas@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

 

Pauline Juricic​

is a convinced Europhile passionate about the current EU green transition. She joins #SustainablePublicAffairs after 4 years at Hill+Knowlton Strategies working as an account manager and two years at the EU association, UNESDA. She specialises in EU agriculture and food policies.

pauline@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Elia Jareño Cuesta

has a background in European law and politics, and is passionate about the intersection between sustainability policies and human rights. Before joining #SustainablePublicAffairs, she gained experience in the public affairs landscape in Brussels, working on numerous environmental, agricultural and sustainable finance files. In this context, Elia has been supporting the European Plant-based Foods Association (ENSA) with their EU-affairs activities.

elia@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Norika Salih

has a background in European Law. She joined #SustainablePublicAffairs from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, where she worked on a broad range of European Green Deal files during the past four years. She specialises in the sustainable finance agenda.

norika@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Dominika Floriánová

is a proud European passionate about the green transition with a background in international relations and communications. She joins #SustainablePublicAffairs from Rud Pedersen Public Affairs’ Brussels office where she worked on a range of climate and energy files, advising clients on EU policy as well as strategic communications. Prior to that, she also gained institutional experience as a trainee in the Press Office of the Council of the EU.

dominika@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

 

Francesca Riccardi

is a qualified environmental lawyer devoted to the fight for the conservation of the natural environment. She joins #SustainablePublicAffairs after working in the Environmental and Energy department of an Italian law firm and completing an LL.M. in Environmental Law and Policy in the United States. Francesca has experience working on issues related to waste management, air and soil pollution, sustainable finance and bioeconomy.

francesca@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Henry Kaeding

is a political scientist and economist by training with work experience across Europe and the US. A German national, he specialises in the smart and sustainable built environment and the decarbonisation of heating. Before joining #SustainablePublicAffairs he organised events and coordinated research studies for the European Parliament at a Brusselsbased research network. Previously, Henry has worked for an international business development agency at the Belgian Consulate in New York, the Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany, and a Member of the European Parliament.

henry@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Antoine Grall

is a convinced and engaged Europhile, convinced that the transition towards a green and sustainable environment can be better achieved at EU level. After a master’s degree on EU studies focused on climate change and sustainability policies, he worked on the “Fit for 55” package at the representation of Brittany to the EU and at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs.

antoine@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Cornelius Müller

is a convinced European with a background in Political Science. He joined #SustainablePublicAffairs after working in a political consultancy in Berlin, focusing on digital, financial and interior policies. Passionate about the intersection of business, politics and society, he supports sustainable frontrunners in their public affairs endeavours to advocate for ambitious circular economy policies at EU level.

cornelius@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Ella Oksala

is passionate about market-led sustainability and at #SustainablePublicAffairs she specialises in climate and energy matters. Ella joined after finishing her M.Sc. degree in Economics and Business administration in which she focused on international business and sustainability. Prior to this, she gained CSR experience in the private sector and worked as a Blue Book trainee in DG GROW of the European Commission.

ella@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Flora Wallace

is passionate about the power of EU legislation to drive forward the green transition. A member of the Build Back Better team, she also provides assistance on chemicals files. With a background in psychology and European studies, she joined us from the European Commission’s DG ENV where she worked primarily on EU plastic policies. She also has previous experience of EU circular economy and chemicals policy from her time at the public affairs firm Burson Cohn and Wolfe.

flora@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Sandrine Ackermans

is a Belgian native with a background in Applied Communication and Advertising. She is a born multitasker with an extensive experience in administration, accounting, HR and event coordination. Her experience working for various international companies, her contact-friendly, customer-oriented attitude, her positive and solution-mindedness make her an interesting fit to handle all Office Manager responsibilities at #SustainablePublicAffairs and #SustainableHub.

sandrine@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Claire Triquet

is a dedicated sustainability advocate with a background in European law and experience in European public affairs who is convinced of the power of innovation as the way forward to achieve the green transition. Before joining #SustainablePA, she worked on various aspects of the Fit for 55 initiative at a French consultancy, providing her with a solid understanding of the EU legislative and political system. Her current focus is on energy storage and decarbonisation of transport.

claire@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

Anna Carbonell Labairu

has a background in law and public policy. She joins #SustainablePublicAffairs after completing her MSc in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and gaining experience in EU affairs as a Trainee at the European Commission’s DG INTPA. Before that, she worked as a qualified lawyer at a Spanish law firm.

anna@sustainablepublicaffairs.com

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