Monica MonacoMonica Monaco – President

Based in Brussels for the past 14 years, Monica has been responsible as Senior Manager for the regulatory and governmental affairs of an important player in the financial services sector for 10 years. She was a Member of the SEAP Board between May 2012 and May 2015 and founded PubAffairsParis in 2005. She holds a Master’s in Economics from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. She has previously worked as a consultant for various firms, as well as for the OECD and the Council of Europe.

 Jonny GoffJonathan Goff – Associate

Jonny worked in the European Parliament both in Office of the Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists and for a British Conservative Party MEP for three years, after which he freelanced in London, Brussels and USA. In June 2011, he joined an important player in the FMCG industry as EU Affairs Manager. He has also served as Secretary of the British Conservative Party in Belgium and as Treasurer & Membership Officer for ecpa 2.0.

Laure TempierLaure Tempier – Associate

Laure works since 2005 as a writer/communications officer for an intergovernmental organization dealing with Customs issues and based in Brussels. She previously worked as a consultant for a communication agency, an executive agency of the European Commission and various NGOs in Brussels. She graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Aix en Provence, France and holds a Masters in International Relations.

Massimiliano Gobbato

Massimiliano Gobbato – Communications Director & Institutional Relations

Massimiliano has worked in several public affairs and communications roles in the NGOs sector, the European media industry, as well as for an international organisation and a regional delegation to the EU. He has published as a freelance, special contributor and independent researcher on various global and  EU-related politics and policy issues. He holds a Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy, as well as an M.A. in European Studies from the College of Europe.

Maximilian SiemensMaximilian Siemens – EU Public Policy Programme Officer

Maximilian joined PubAffairs after having worked as an Intern at Brokering & Luarte Law firm in Santiago, Chile. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees respectively in Development Studies from the Dalhousie University, Canada and in Law from the University of Glasgow, while he gained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the Maastricht University. Maximilian speaks English, German, French and Italian.

Andrea Li – Public Policy Assistant

Andrea joined PubAffairs after having gained a Master of Science in European Studies at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Politics at the University of Manchester. Andrea was both Student Ambassador for the Manchester University and Italian Language Teacher for graduate and PhD students at the LSE. Highly interested in European politics, political media and political theory, Andrea speaks English, French, Italian and has a very good knowledge of Chinese.