OUR TEAM

Our Brussels office has a team of highly experienced specialists fluent in English, French, German, Romanian, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Finnish and Swedish. Our Directors each have over 30 years of experience and, together with a young and dynamic team, work across many sectors to provide you with tailored solutions which are flexible, have added value and maintain a high code of ethics.

 

Our track record has resulted in Europe Analytica being recognised at recent industry awards:

  • Europe Analytica won ‘Lobbying the European Parliament’ and our Communications team won ‘In-House Team of the Year’ at the Public Affairs Europe Awards 2018

  • Director and Chairman Angela Mills Wade was included in Politico’s ranking of ‘Women who shape Brussels in 2017’

  • Alina Popescu was shortlisted for the Promising Newcomer category at the EuroPAwards 2017

 

ANGELA MILLS WADE

Director

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ANGELA MILLS WADE

Director

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Angela Mills Wade works closely with European companies, trade associations and lobby groups to help them better understand the challenges they face. She has over 25 years experience specialising in copyright, media, advertising and internet issues.

 

Angela believes that you have to look beyond Brussels to see what is happening in reality at the national level, and her wide international network of leaders in politics, creative industry and journalism help our clients do just that. She set up Europe Analytica in 1999 when she realised there wasn’t a consultancy out there that really fitted her own needs as a client.

 

Angela has led many successful campaigns in support of freedom of the press and was instrumental in setting up the Linked Content Coalition.


Angela has been the Executive Director of the European Publishers’ Council since 1991 and was included on POLITICO’s ‘Women who shape Brussels in 2017.

Languages: Native English speaker, fluent French.

DAVID BENNETT

Senior Advisor

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David Bennett is our Senior Advisor who has over thirty years experience as a political consultant in UK, EU and international institutions.

 

David knows exactly how to get through to the real decision makers to ensure your organisation is heard at every level. He has worked at the European Commission, the UK Foreign Office and in the press industry, and the public affairs consultancy he started back in 1988 went on to become Europe Analytica.

David has lectured foreign governments on the ethics and role of public affairs and has advised everyone from national news organisations to government ministers on defence, trade and industry, economic and financial services.

Languages: Native English speaker, very good knowledge of German and French.

ELENA LAI

Head of Office & Account Director

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Elena Lai works with our highest-profile clients in the audiovisual, cultural and creative industries to represent them on the biggest issues affecting their business.

 

Elena’s real skill is in her ability to influence and create partnerships between all the key stakeholders, both at business and institutional level, here in Brussels and beyond. She has vast experience in identifying EU funding opportunities for programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Creative Europe. Elena acts as the Secretary-General of CEPI, the European Coordination of Independent Producers, raising the profile of European SMEs and guiding them through the Copyright reform and digitization. She also sits on the boards of several projects such as MediaRoad and Creative Skills Europe and the European Commission’s Framework on Gender and Equality. and was recently elected as Chair of the European Audiovisual Observatory’s Advisory Committee. Elena somehow also finds the time to be our Head of Office, and her warmth and passion motivates all of us every morning.

Languages: Native Italian speaker, fluent English and Spanish, basic knowledge of French.

NIKOLAS MOSCHAKIS

Dep. Head of Office & Account Director

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Nikolas Moschakis is our Account Director and works with some of our most prestigious media clients.

 

As a specialist in audiovisual, Digital Single Market and publishing issues such as advertising, privacy and data protection. Nikolas knows the ins and outs of the industry better than most and has extensive contacts in Brussels and at national level. He has worked in both New York and Washington D.C. and has a Master’s in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges and a degree in International and European, Economic and Political Studies from the University of Macedonia.


Languages: Native Greek speaker, fluent English and French, good knowledge of Spanish, knowledge of German and Italian.

ANGELA MILLS WADE

Director

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ALINA POPESCU

Account Manager

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Alina Popescu is our Account Manager who advises our clients on copyright and digital policies. 

 

Alina has huge experience in the creative industry, previously working with the European Magazine Media Association, Liberty Global and the European Commission’s Copyright Unit. Alina’s passion was rewarded by being shortlisted for the Promising Newcomer category at the EuroPAwards 2017 and she continues to impress us with her knowledge on a daily basis. She has a BA in Law from the University of Bucharest and an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from Maastricht University.

 

Languages: Native Romanian speaker, fluent English, good knowledge of French and Spanish.

LIANA DIGKA

Policy Executive

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Liana Digka is our Policy Executive who advises our clients on the technology, audiovisual and news media issues affecting them at the EU level.
 

Liana knows our clients have to have an insider knowledge of the most important policy issues, and she works hard to keep them informed. Liana previously worked in the field of energy, tourism, health and food safety in the private and the European public sectors. Liana holds a BA in Political Science and two Master’s degrees, one in European Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Macedonia, and the other in Media and Communication from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

 

Languages: Native Greek speaker, fluent English and Italian, good knowledge of French.

ANGELA MILLS WADE

Director

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ROBERT HESLOP

Policy Executive

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Robert is in charge of communication services, including the drafting of newsletters, updating our website and managing our social media accounts. 

 

He joins us from the European Commission where he worked as a policy officer and speechwriter in the Directorate General for Education and Culture. Given this experience, Robert brings with him a strong awareness and understanding of European policy and funding affecting the Culture and Creative Industries.

 

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies and German from King’s College London, where he undertook an Erasmus year at the Humboldt University, Berlin.

 

Languages: Native English speaker, very good knowledge of German, basic understanding of French.

CLAUDIA RUSSO

Policy Executive

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Claudia Russo is our Policy Assistant who supports our clients on all policy areas.

Claudia has a background in project management and political strategy and has worked in law firms and political associations. She holds a BA in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Trieste and recently completed a Master’s in European Public Affairs from the University of Maastricht.


Languages: Native Italian speaker, fluent English, very good knowledge of Spanish, basic knowledge of French.

DAVIDE G. VACCARO

Project Manager

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Davide has a long experience in the film and cultural sector. He has been Board Member and President of the Italian organisation Franti NISI MASA Italia, founder NGO of the Young European Film Network NISI MASA. Previously he has been working in communication, graphic and creative design, film and TV productions, cultural organisations and theatrical companies.

 

Among others he has been working in a research centre participating in the start up of a multimedia arts centre for peace education and in the EbS of the Audiovisual Unit in the European Parliament.

He holds a Bachelor in Film and TV studies and a Master in Film Theory focussing on aesthetic of new audiovisual technologies and the intercultural perception of movies. 

Languages:  Native Italian speaker, fluent in English, good knowledge of French, basic in Swedish and understanding of Icelandic.

ELLA HUHTELA

Policy & Communications Assistant

Ella is  who supports our clients in all policy areas.

 

Ella’s background is in EU studies, international relations and political science.

 

She is currently enrolled and finalising her bachelor’s degree in European Studies at Maastricht University.

 

Languages: Bilingual Finnish-Swedish, fluent English, basic knowledge of French, German and Dutch.

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Charlotte Berry

Research Assistant

Charlotte has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent, where she undertook an Erasmus year at the University of Oslo, Norway. 

Languages: Native English speaker, very good knowledge of French, basic understanding of Spanish, and beginners Norwegian.

Cecilia Macroni

Research Assistant

Cecilia's background is in Economics, European and International Affairs. 
She is currently completing her collaborative Master degree program in International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University and University of Bologna.

Languages: Native Italian speaker, fluent in English, good knowledge of French

PATRICIA PRESTON

Director & Office Manager

Patricia Preston is our financial controller and Office Manager and has been at Europe Analytica from the start.

Patricia has extensive knowledge of the public affairs industry and in corporate governance, legal and financial affairs. Patricia knows exactly what goes into the day-to-day running of the company, and is our point of reference on all critical legal and financial matters. Patricia has a background in advertising and finance, working for Beaumark Public Affairs, Fowler Coates Ltd, and Laurence Keen and Gardner Stock Brokers in London.

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