About Me

I am an entrepreneur, author, TEDx speaker, strategic communications and public affairs expert, passionate about psychology, international affairs, political and science communication.

In 2013, I set up the European office of the world’s largest public affairs association, the Public Affairs Council's European office which I was leading and then advising until late 2023.

I'm co-founder of EU Training, the market leader of EU career & EPSO preparation and winner of the prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 Award. In 2023, we added EUcourse.eu to our portfolio, a comprehensive e-learning course explaining how EU institutions and decision-making work.

In 2017, I launched SpeakerHub, a global platform where public speakers and moderators can be found by and connect with event organizers.

I am the proud author of The Ultimate EU Test Book, Europe’s no.1 best-seller on EU (EPSO) exams, sold in over 100,000 copies since 2006. The book has helped countless candidates prepare for EPSO competitions, thousands of whom are now permanent EU officials.

Earlier in my career, between 2004 and 2011, I spent seven years at the European Court of Justice and the European Commission, where I coordinated briefings for Commission President Barroso, served as a member of the cabinet of Commissioner Kovács and dealt with European regulatory procedures known to experts as ‘comitology’.

I have an M.A. in Law and Political Sciences and a degree of Master of European Public Administration from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

I am open to invitations to speak about strategic, political, EU, and science communication,  public affairs, advocacy, lobbying, European decision-making, skill-building for government relations professionals, EPSO exams, EU careers and entrepreneurship.

I have given presentations and held training courses for over 3000 corporate and other professionals from the USA to Brazil and several European countries, including:

Topics I often cover:

  • Strategic communication and positioning for public affairs
  • Communicating science in a political context
  • Social media and web communications for global public affairs
  • Understanding government affairs for businesses and NGOs
  • Coaching & training on EU decision making in practice
  • EU regulatory [comitology] procedures
  • Online marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Coaching for EPSO exam preparation & Assessment Centre
  • Oral presentation, structured interview simulation
  • …see the list of my presentations and training courses: check this list