Monica Monaco

President

Based in Brussels for the past 19 years, Monica Monaco 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, EU Law oriented 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.


Jonathan Goff

Associate

Jonathan Goff 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 Tempier

Associate

Laure Tampier 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

Communications Director & Institutional Relations

Massimiliano Gobbato has worked in several public affairs and communications roles in the NGO sector, the European media industry, as well as for an international organisation and a regional delegation to the EU. He has also worked as an external consultant for the European Commission and published as a special contributor and policy analyst on various subjects related to EU and global 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.


Matthieu Meier

EU Public Policy Senior Programme Officer

Prior to his current capacity as a Senior EU Public Affairs Officer, Matthieu Meier has worked for several organisations, including the European Court of Human Rights, the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, an EU Affairs consultancy and an industry association. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in European and International Law and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Laws both respectively from the University of Maastricht. He is a German and French mother tongue, speaks English fluently and has an intermediate knowledge of Dutch.


Stefano Ceretto

EU Public Policy Programme Assistant

Stefano Ceretto is an EU Public Policy Assistant who holds Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Aosta Valley and a Master’s degree in European and International Policies from the Catholic University of Milan. He has also participated in two exchange programmes from the Hawaii Pacific University and the Catholic University of Lille. During and after his studies, he has worked in several capacities for the private sector and has been an active volunteer both within and outside Europe. Stefano speaks English and French, alongside being an Italian mother tongue.


Paolo Del Negro

EU Public Policy Programme Assistant

Paolo Del Negro is an EU Public Policy Assistant who holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in European Law and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Public Law and Governance. He has gained extracurricular training in Italian law with a joint programme from Maastricht University and the University of Padua, as well as in financial markets regulation and corporate social responsibility with an online course from the University of Yale. He has also been active as a volunteer and as a member of student associations in different capacities. Paolo is an Italian mother tongue, speaks English fluently and has an intermediate use of French, Spanish and German.


Jasper Dober

EU Public Policy Programme Assistant

Jasper Dober is an EU Public Policy Assistant who graduated from a joint programme in Social Sciences with a major in Political Science of the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Ghent University. He also holds a Master’s from the University of Antwerp in Political Science with a major in EU Politics. Jasper’s final dissertation examined the legislative behaviour in the European Parliament. During his studies, he has gained experience in both the language and translation sectors. Jasper is an English mother tongue, speaks French as a native and has an intermediate knowledge of Dutch and Spanish.


Sebastian Gisbert-Madziar

EU Public Policy Programme Assistant

Sebastian Gisbert-Madziar is an EU Public Policy Assistant who holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from King’s College London and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and European Law from KU Leuven. He has also participated in an exchange programme coordinated by Georgetown University Law Center. Sebastian has gained several experiences in the legal domain both in the United Kingdom and in the EU, including working for the KU Leuven University. He has been very active as a volunteer in different capacities. Sebastian is a Spanish and Polish mother tongue, and speaks English and French fluently.


Sophie Hortenbach

EU Public Policy Programme Assistant

Sophie Hortenbach is an EU Public Policy Assistant who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Development with a focus on renewable energy from the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and a Master’s degree in Political Communication from the University of Glasgow. During her studies, she worked for a wind energy interest group based in Dusseldorf and participated as a volunteer in the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow. She has gained valuable insights in the green transition and the associated ESG risks. Sophie is a German mother tongue, speaks English fluently and has an intermediate knowledge of French.