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.

Patricia Preston

Director and 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.

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

External Consultant

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Nikolas Moschakis is an external consultant based out of the US.

 

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.

Robert Heslop

Policy Executive

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Robert is in charge of communication services, including the drafting of newsletters and updating our website. He also represents clients in the sport and digital sectors. 

 

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, intermediate understanding of French.

ANGELA MILLS WADE

Director

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Davide G. Vaccarro

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 Assistant

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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.

Research Assistant

Salvatore is currently enrolled in his Master Degree in International Studies at the ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and previously graduate from a bachelor degree in Political Science at the ULB-Free University of Brussels.

He has acquired substantial knowledge concerning the European Internal Market with a focus on issues related to the free movement of services thanks to a recent internship at the European Policies department of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the Ministers.

Languages: Native Italian speaker, fluent in English and French and has good knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese as well as basic knowledge of German.

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Stefano Ramundo

Research Assistant

Stefano is currently enrolled in his Master's Degree in International Cooperation, Finance and Development at Universita Sapienza of Rome, following the successful completion of a Bachelor and a Master of Science at Queen Mary University and KU Leuven respectively.

He has developed a strong passion for EU affairs, with a keen eye on how public policy impacts our economic and social life, through internships experiences at the European Parliament and the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC).

Languages: Native Italian speaker, fluent in English and good knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.

Jacques-Hans Roche

Research Assistant

Jacques is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree in International Relations at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a Bachelor's degree in Law at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Previously, he graduated from a Bachelor's degree in History at Université de Lorraine after completing an Erasmus+ mobility at Univerzita Karlova in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Specialised in public policy, he shows great interest in European policies and the many actors that are involved in them. The academic challenges of his diplomas as well as his previous experience in a research centre have enabled him to develop its capacity for analysis, reflection and synthesis.

 

Languages: Native French speaker, fluent English, good knowledge of German, basic knowledge of Spanish and Czech.

Ngouegni Tachabon Laurella

Research Assistant

In 2015, Ngouegni Tachabon Laurella was admitted to the University of Parma in Italy for a 3-year course in Political Science and International Relations.

 

She ended this course with an internship at the Parma Immigration Office and the writing of a thesis on Immigration and the support of the European Union to host countries.


Subsequently, in 2019 she moved to Belgium with the aim of continuing her studies in Master. Currently, she is a student in Master 2 (120) in Political Science and International Relations with a focus on Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at the Catholic University of Louvain. 


Languages: French, mother tongue. Italian, C2, English C1.

Andreea Georgeta Negrea 

Research Assistant

Adreea is currently enrolled in an LLM in ‘Public International Law’ at the University of Amsterdam. She is an alumna of the University of Groningen where she attended an LLB in International and European Law.

 

During her studies, she developed a keen interest in European policy and acquired sound knowledge of multiple branches of EU law. She gained thorough research skills owing to her work placement as teaching assistant and further advanced her understanding of the European institutions while participating in the organization of a European summit on Innovation. 

 

Languages: Native Romanian speaker; fluent in English, good knowledge of Spanish

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