At Cambre, we put people first. We have earned a reputation as trusted advisers. We understand that every client’s needs are different so we always put together project-specific teams. When required, we will bring in additional support from external consultants to make sure we provide the best advice possible at all stages, from planning to implementation. Our multidisciplinary team includes professionals from many different backgrounds who combine specific sector-expertise and hands-on experience.
Tom is a well-known figure in the Brussels government relations and public affairs community. In a career spanning two decades, he has worked with organisations across a wide range of sectors, counselling on EU affairs and pan–European advocacy campaigns. Tom has also worked on some of Europe’s highest profile reputational challenges and provides counsel on issues management and crisis communication at European and global levels.
Tom is an active member of the British business community in Brussels and is a regular commentator on lobbying practice and the future of the advocacy profession.
Fernando is an accomplished all-round communicator with well over a decade of experience as journalist, consultant and researcher. Prior to joining Cambre, he headed the media department of a Brussels-based consultancy specialised in science and innovation. He has also worked as reporter for television, news wires, radio and online media in Spain, Australia and the United States. His research on mass communication and media has been presented at major conferences and published in academic journals.
At Cambre, Fernando heads the Corporate and Digital Communications Practice combining innovative online campaigns with the implementation of traditional media relations and communication strategies for clients active in a wide range of industrial sectors. His areas of expertise include scientific, environment, energy and sustainability issues. He also provides advice on visual and graphic design.
Since January 2017, Fernando is also Vice President in charge of services at Cambre.
In addition to his native Galician and Spanish, Fernando is fluent in English and Portuguese with a good understanding of French.
Will is an experienced venture capitalist and start-up executive with over 15 years in technology fund management. He has a proven record of SME management, business development, commercialisation and out licensing of new technologies in the fields of biopharmaceuticals, personalised medicine and digital healthcare.
He has considerable experience of technology identification and funding in such companies at all stages of development with multiple successful investments into early stage companies and has had these skills utilised by the European Commission, EIB, Innovate UK, Innolabs and Scottish Enterprise as well as many technology companies by being involved in the development and organisation of product development strategies and business plans as well as in the assessment and successful negotiation of financial ventures with partner companies, product license agreements and analysis of potential markets. He has significant board level experience with over 15 SMEs in the health technology area.
Fraser Cameron is a former European Commission advisor and well-known policy analyst, author and commentator on EU and international affairs with over 25 years of experience. He has lectured widely to business, academic and media audiences around the world on the EU and external relations.
At Cambre, he provides clients with high-level strategic advice on external and government relations advocacy campaigns.
Fraser was educated at the Universities of St Andrews where he completed his Master's degree (MA) and holds a PhD from Cambridge.
Gaël is an experienced European Affairs practitioner who has worked in Brussels since the early days of the Single Market and the Economic and Monetary Union. He has closely followed the development of EU financial services policies for insurers, bankers, supervisors and other players, from Europe and beyond. He has been involved in other industry issues related to transport, telecoms and cosmetics.
Gaël advises and provides support to trade associations and corporations, both on issue management and reputation management, working with their EU affairs departments and CEOs. He has a professional background in consultancy, trade associations and businesses in Paris and Brussels. He has also experience in politics and press relations. Gaël studied at the University of Paris Sorbonne and the SciencesPo International University where he completed two Master's degrees.
Ben is an expert in EU policy and politics, particularly public health, emergency risk communication and stakeholder relations. He has over 20 years’ experience in EU affairs including 13 years as an EU civil servant: 3 years with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health & Consumer Protection in Brussels and 10 years with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm.
Before joining the Commission, Ben was head of the British Medical Association’s Brussels office. He has worked on health topics ranging from cross-border healthcare to tobacco control, obesity and mental health. Emergency issues he has communicated on range from BSE (“mad cow disease”) through to the 2009 influenza pandemic and the 2014–2015 ebola epidemic.
Since 2016 Ben Duncan is a member of the Advisory Board The Warning Project’s and a consultant to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Emergency Communication Network.
At Cambre, Ben provides clients with high-level strategic advice on EU health policy.
He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Lancaster, a Master of Laws degree in EU and International Law from the University of Edinburgh and is qualified as a barrister at the Bar of England and Wales.
Tim is a former journalist and brings more than 30 years of experience of running PA and PR campaigns in Brussels and beyond. He has represented numerous health-related companies and non-profit organisations including his work on oncology for Bayer and is currently a senior advisor for the Medtronic bariatric multinational campaign.
Karel has worked since 1994 as a career diplomat mainly at the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the European Communities in Brussels, where he managed the industrial policy department. He was directly responsible for the sphere of economic competition, state assistance, public contracts, transport, telecommunications, power engineering and information technologies. As a diplomat of the Permanent Mission he participated in negotiations of the delegation of the Czech Republic on the Agreement to Accession to European Union. He ended his diplomatic career as the Deputy Head of the Mission.
After leaving the diplomatic services in 1999 he joined a Brussels-based consultancy, later founding and managing the agency’s Czech branch until 2009. In January 2010, he founded EPA Consulting in Prague where he has been counsellor to the Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister, Ministers for Industry and Trade (Energy), etc. Due to his diplomatic career, Karel has high level contacts with Commissioners, Members of the European Parliament and governments. Karel Firla is an accredited lobbyist at the European Parliament and member of the Association of Professionals in Public Affairs (SEAP).
Over a career spanning more than two decades as a Brussels-based consultant, Aart has shaped an integrated approach to reputation management and public relations campaigning at the EU and global level.
With solid expertise in media relations, marketing and political communications, Aart’s work has included designing and implementing pan-European and global campaigns for national and regional governments, individuals, corporate clients and trade organisations. Aart regularly advises a wide variety of clients on advocacy strategy, messaging, profiling and coalition-building, as well as crisis preparedness and reputation management.
Having worked for a number of global firms, Aart took a co-partnership in Cambre in 2009, playing a key role in the re-launch and rapid growth of the agency. Aart currently serves as a Senior Adviser to the Cambre Board, a position he assumed after serving as co-managing director of the company for seven years until 2015. He has also played a leading role in driving transparency and professionalisation of the wider European consulting industry.
Victoria is a seasoned communicator with high-level expertise in global media relations. Previously with Nokia as head of global media relations, she brings to Cambre her extensive international experience both in PR and journalism as well as a wide network in Brussels, London and beyond.
Prior to her Nokia role, she was head of media for a leading consultancy firm in Brussels where she provided results-focused strategic communications counsel to a variety of international clients.
Victoria has 20+ years’ experience as a journalist, most recently with Reuters in London, and previously with Agence France-Presse’s economics arm AFX in London, Brussels and Milan as well as with Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong. Born in NZ, she has French nationality. Victoria is fluent in French and speaks some Italian.
Since January 2017, Victoria is also Vice President in charge of new business and marketing at Cambre.
Feriel brings over 15 years of experience in association management to Cambre, where she is heading the association management practice. She provides strategic advice to association clients, spanning from formally setting up the associations, recommending good governance, ensuring their financial and legal compliance with Belgian legislation, overseeing their day-to-day operations, managing their congresses and events, to assisting with their communications and membership strategies.
Prior to joining Cambre in 2011, Feriel worked for a Brussels-based association management company. She also worked for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, providing technical assistance to EU-funded projects. She began her career as a translator-interpreter. Feriel graduated in 1994 from the Brussels Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes as a French, Italian and English interpreter.
Feriel is a member of ASAE and the Center for Association Leadership. In 2013-2014, she was Chair-elect of the AMCI Global Task Force. She also served as a mentor for the CIPE Know How programme, mentoring the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Cap Bon (Tunisia).
Since January 2017, Feriel is also Vice President bringing operational excellence at Cambre.
She speaks French, English, Italian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.
Before joining Cambre, Delphine gained professional experience working at EUROCITIES where she focused on environmental issues and provided support to the CASCADE project on local energy leadership. She also worked at the European Parliament where she followed the Industry, Research and Energy Committee.
Delphine holds a Master’s degree in European Law from the University of Lyon 3. She studied one year in Norway, where she graduated in International Law. She also holds an Academic degree in English and Comparative Law from the Edouard Lambert Institute in Lyon. Alongside her studies, she worked for nearly a year in a competitiveness cluster on urban transportation.
In addition to her native French, Delphine speaks English and is intermediate in Spanish
François is a College of Europe graduate with a Master of Arts in European Economic Studies. His Master's thesis was about the prospects of designing a European Corporate Income Tax to fund the EU’s budget. With a combined background in macroeconomics and European integration, François has extensive knowledge of the functioning of the EU Internal Market.
Since he joined Cambre in mid-2014, François has been providing public affairs support to clients in the retail, financial and digital sectors. Prior to that, he gained practical experience working at the European Parliament, where he reported to the President of the largest political group in the parliamentary institution.
François also holds a Master’s degree in Macroeconomics & European Politics from the University of Strasbourg. He speaks English and French.
Zachery supports clients across sectors and works on new business development, particularly in the technology sector. As a trained architect and NGO manager, Zachery brings more than the usual perspectives to policy work and public relations. Before joining Cambre, he spent several years bringing together diverse groups of stakeholders to drive innovative policy change for the cultural sector in Brussels. He is an expert in partnerships and digital advocacy, having partnered with some of the world’s biggest technology companies, including Google, in a previous Brussels-based role.
Zachery has a Master’s in Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans, United States, and a Master’s of Science in NGO Management from EDHEC in Lille, France. In addition to his native English, he speaks French and has a good understanding of Italian.
Before joining Cambre, Alessia worked in the Brussels communication departments of BirdLife Europe and Pax Christi International. In her hometown of Madrid, she worked at the International Relations Office of the Complutense University and the UN Agency for Refugees in the Public Information Department.
Alessia holds a Master's in Social Communications, Global Change and Development as well as a Bachelor's in Journalism, both from the Madrid Complutense University. During her studies, she obtained a Cross Cultural Course scholarship to live in Matsue, Japan, for 6 months.
In addition to her native Spanish and Italian, she speaks fluent English and is currently studying French.
Before joining Cambre as our office manager, Frederick worked several for years as project manager in the building & construction business in Brussels. Prior to that, and being a native from Bruges, he worked for the Belgian Navy and a number of private companies in the shipbuilding industry at the Belgian coast.
As Belgian national, Frederick speaks both French and Dutch fluently, as well as English.
Alexander is an experienced European affairs professional who has worked for several years in the public affairs and consultancy business. He started his career as a freelancer at one of Europe's largest media companies before working at NGOs and think-tanks in Germany and India where he specialised in global public health, security and defence. Before joining Cambre, he worked for four years as a consultant in Belgium and the Netherlands focusing on European affairs and international development in the EMEA region.
Alexander studied at the University of Kiel and the Sorbonne University in Paris. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science, Modern History and Media Studies.
At Cambre, he provides public affairs support and strategic policy advice to clients in the healthcare business. In addition to his native German, Alexander is fluent in English and French.
Barbara has been following a range of issues related to healthcare, pharmaceuticals and chemicals since she joined Cambre in early 2012. She has also been dealing with the day-to-day administration and supervision of a number of pan-European associations. Barbara has previously worked in the European Parliament, where she reported to the Director General for Internal Policies and subsequently to the Head of Unit of the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON). She has a BA in Modern Languages and Literature from the University of Bologna and an English Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Catholic University of Milan. In addition to her native Italian, she is fluent in English, French and has good knowledge of Spanish.
A chemicals management expert, with solid expertise in international arena, Adriana has successfully engaged with industry, international bodies (as OECD, UNEP) and governments for a more effective chemicals policy. Before joining Cambre, she was Cefic’s liaison in various international panels and working bodies and she led the international advocacy on Global Emerging Chemicals Regulations for several years. She is regularly invited to contribute to international conferences and events on chemicals policies.
In a career spanning almost two decades, Adriana’s work encompassed regulatory affairs, R&D and science with Huntsman and Procter &Gamble, but also academic research in environmental risk assessment and environmental biology with Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Danish National Environmental Research Institute and Romanian Institute of Biology.
Adriana has published a number of scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and a book, and she completed her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at Universite Libre de Bruxelles. She holds a Master in Sciences from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and a Master in Biology from the University of Bucharest.
During her years in academia, she was actively involved in science communication projects and contributed to a number of science policy events and she received several awards like Ford Prize for Environmental Studies (2000), UNESCO-L’Oreal for Women in Science (2003), Marie Curie Fellowship (2004) and a nomination for AAAS Program for Excellence in Science (2005).
Apart from her native Romanian, Adriana is fluent in English and French, and she has a fair understanding of Dutch.
Svenja started her career in a German communication and online marketing consultancy with an emphasis on digital performance tracking. Later on, she worked on a number of online communication positions in different e-commerce start-ups in Berlin and Hamburg.
Svenja holds a Bachelors degree in European Studies from Maastricht University, as well as a Masters in Communication and Cultural Management specialised in non-profit management and communication theory. Whilst completing her M.A., Svenja gained experience in project management and communication of European cultural projects by completing traineeships in foundations based in Amsterdam and Munich.
A German native, Svenja speaks fluent English, Dutch and basic French.
Before joining Cambre, Anne-Claude gained experience as a journalist in several French and international media. She holds a bachelor's degree in French and German Literature and linguistics, and two master's degrees in European Affairs and in French and German journalism.
In addition to her native French, Anne-Claude also speaks English, German and basic Italian.
Before joining Cambre, Laurent was a freelance graphic designer for a number of clients and communication agencies. Prior to that, he worked during several years in the music industry where he was in charge of the design and production of all kinds of visual materials and tools. Laurent specialises in print communication but he is also skilled dealing with digital matters.
At Cambre, Laurent works across teams to find creative and visual solutions for our clients. He speaks French and English fluently.
Tania is an experienced European affairs professional who has been providing strategic advice to companies and associations for the past 10 years. Prior to joining Cambre, she worked for a leading consultancy firm in Brussels, mainly within the energy, environment and ICT sectors. She began her career working for a major political group at the European Parliament along with working for an environmental NGO.
At Cambre, Tania heads the environment, energy, transport and internal market practice providing strategic government and public advice to a large client portfolio.
Tania graduated with a joint European and International legal degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and Utrecht University (the Netherlands).
In addition to her native Bulgarian, she speaks English, Spanish, Dutch and some French.
Simos is a media and communications specialist with a thorough understanding of EU affairs. He has worked as a journalist and international correspondent in Greece and Brussels both for print and audiovisual media. Simos brings experience beyond media, having worked for the European Commission, a trade association in the Telecommunications sector and a global public relations firm. At Cambre he advises a wide range of clients from governments to trade associations and corporations on how to best engage with European media to complement advocacy efforts.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Media Communication from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master’s Degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.
Simos is fluent in English, French and Greek
Before joining Cambre, Teodora gained professional experience at the European Parliament and the European Commission, DG CNECT, working on digital policies, innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to moving to Brussels, she completed an international Master’s degree in four countries – Italy, Belgium, France and Brazil. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations from University of Hertfordshire in the UK, which included an exchange year in France.
In addition to her native Bulgarian, Teodora speaks fluently English and French. She also has limited proficiency in Portuguese and Italian.
Nathalie has worked for several years in EU affairs and communications. Prior to joining Cambre, Nathalie worked for the College of Europe in Bruges, a trade association, the European Commission and the French Energy Regulatory Authority (CRE).
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade and Chinese from the University of Edinburgh and the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Paris), and a Master’s Degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe.
Bilingual English-French, Nathalie is also competent in Italian and German and speaks some Chinese.
Gianmaria is a digital expert with several years of experience planning and executing online communication strategies. At Cambre, he advises clients across a wide variety of sectors on how to target, consolidate and expand their online presence.
Prior to joining Cambre, Gianmaria worked in the development of lobbying and communication activities at the European Association of Vehicle Logistics (ECG).
He holds a Master’s Degree in EU Affairs and International Relations from Perugia University. In addition to his native Italian, he speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.
Andrea specialises in EU external relations, trade and investment issues. Prior to joining Cambre, he worked at the EU Delegation to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva, as an independent researcher on EU-China relations, as a lawyer, and as a free-lance editor and translator. He has also gained experience on international affairs working with global NGOs and think tanks focused on EU external relations, human rights, corporate governance and international trade and investment.
A qualified lawyer in Spain, he holds a J.D. from Barcelona University, and an LL.M in Public International Law from Leiden University, where he specialised in non-state actors in international law-making and global governance.
Italian native, he speaks English and Spanish fluently, and is competent in French.
Before joining Cambre, Marianna worked as PR & Communications Officer for a Brussels-based European trade association in the advertising sector.
Marianna’s educational and professional experience spans across different countries such as Greece, Bahrain, UK, China and Belgium, which has helped pave the way for her strong communicative skills and intercultural adaptability.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communications & Sociology from Bath Spa University (UK) and a Double Master’s Degree in Global Media & Communications from the London School of Economics and Fudan University in China.
She is fluent in English and Greek.
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