Monica Monaco


Based in Brussels for the past 20 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


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


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 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 from the University of Maastricht. He is a German and French mother tongue, speaks English fluently and has an intermediate knowledge of Dutch.

Nikklas Kekki

EU Public Policy Programme Assistant

Nikklas Kekki is a EU Public Affairs Assistant who holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the Tallinn University of Technology, where he specialised in EU and International Law, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Maastricht University, where he specialised in trade, finance and customs law. He was an active member of the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) and an assistant for a Tallinn University research project on international law and  cybersecurity. He is a Finnish mother tongue, speaks English fluently and has an upper-intermediate level of Swedish and a lower-intermediate knowledge of French.