My Curriculum Vitae
Campaign coordinator / team leader at Ecorys (June 2017 to November 2020. Brussels, Belgium)
Set up and management of a €1.34 million, DG NEAR project to raise awareness of EU-funded assistance in the energy sector in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership.
Team leader on €1.5 million project (Communications support to DG NEAR) to provide ad hoc communications services to the DG.
Account director at ICF Mostra (August 2014 to May 2017. Brussels, Belgium)
Managing multi-annual, multi-million Euro framework contracts and projects across a wide range of DGs and EU agencies including DG COMM, AGRI, MOVE, ENER, CLIMA, GROW, FPI, NEAR, EASME, EEAS, OSHA, EU LISA among others.
Consultant and team leader (September 2008 - August 2014)
Team Leader (2009 to 2011. Kiev, Ukraine) on €5.5 million project in Ukraine: “Women and Children’s Rights – communications component”. Other assignments include monitoring and evaluation (Ukraine/Belarus/Moldova, Serbia, and Bosnia) and conference organisation (Brussels, Jakarta).
Communications Manager for European Commission (April 2005 to August 2008. Ankara, Turkey)
Developing communications campaigns, programmes and strategies for the European Union Delegation to Turkey, including all aspects of communications programming and management from concept to contracting and evaluation.
Consultant (May 2002 to April 2005. Brussels, Belgium)
Managing director (August 1999 - May 2002. Brussels, Belgium)
Senior Account Manager at Ogilvy PR Worldwide (May 1997 to August 1999. Brussels, Belgium)
Press and information assistant for the European Commission (May 1994 to August 1995. Moscow, Russia)
CAM postgraduate examinations: CAM certificate in Advertising and Marketing (1998)
MA Journalism Studies (Communications). Centre for journalism studies, College of Cardiff, University of Wales (1995-1996)
BA Hons Modern Languages (Russian, German, Dutch) 2:1 with distinction in Russian (1987-1991)