Meet the team.

Meet the team.

Top quality

Top quality

We provide the best advice and support because we are able to team up with the brightest minds. 

Today’s talent is motivated by more than profit, they work for a purpose. We have a clear purpose that motivates us to go further, even if it is off the beaten track. We are proud to have already been nominated one of the Best in Brussels.

We are an equal opportunity organization – committed to having a diverse workforce. 

Willem Vriesendorp

is founder of #SustainablePublicAffairs. Previously, Willem was a partner at FIPRA where he led the Competition and the Environment practices and before that Willem worked as a qualified lawyer at Allen & Overy. Willem is selected as one of the best Public Affairs consultants in Brussels.

Camille Vachet

is a qualified competition lawyer, trained in DG COMP and in several law firms. Camille was consultant in two European public affairs firms where she specialised in digital economy, working with Snapchat, Ubisoft, etc. that she assisted in developing communication and public relations strategies.

Leon De Graaf

worked at BusinessEurope where he was responsible for getting the entire European industry behind the ambition of climate neutrality in early 2019. He was also the main coordinator on circular economy, carbon border adjustments and led the organisation’s annual delegations to the UN climate negotiations (COP22-25).

Alex Braley

is an EU expert passionate about sustainability with experience of working in government and with the private sector. He previously held roles in the European Commission, the UK government (Mission to the EU, Foreign Office, Prime Minister’s Office) and the public affairs firm FIPRA International advising on environmental policy as well as on innovation, sustainable finance and EU public funding support.

Anna Gumbau

is a freelance climate writer and communications specialist. Previously she led Carbon Pulse’s coverage of the European Green Deal from Brussels, and her work has appeared in Deutsche Welle, EU Observer, Interfax Global Energy and TRT World among others. Anna has joined #SustainablePublicAffairs as part-time communications strategist.

Carlijn Torenbeek

has a background in history and international relations and is passionate about the political and international aspects of climate policies. She worked on the climate and energy files during an internship at a Dutch Embassy and joined us after
a traineeship at the Cabinet of European Commissioner Timmermans, responsible for the Green Deal.

Mariana Goulart

is a lawyer specialised in International Law and Regulatory Affairs both in Latin America and Europe. Apart from being a Legal Officer at a Court of Justice for 4 years, in 2020, she worked at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), getting in close contact with the latest REACH updates and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability goals.

Tanja Meeuwsen

is passionate to thrive for more climate sustainability. She worked for two years as a government trainee on sustainability topics at different divisions in the Dutch Government. Before she joined us, she worked as a National Expert in Professional training in the cabinet of von der Leyen on sustainability and environmental files.

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