Staff Member

Chris Ruff

Director for Political Outreach & Communications

Chris leads DIGITALEUROPE’s communications team and coordinates contacts with policymakers in Brussels and across Europe.

Before joining DIGITALEUROPE, Chris was communications adviser to Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and served in her cabinet. He had previously spent two years in the DG Trade media relations team, and one and a half years as an assistant to a member of the European Parliament. His previous experience includes roles in a software start-up in Berlin and at Bristol City Council.

As well as an in-depth knowledge of various policy areas, notably trade, he has extensive experience of working in the EU institutions and coordinating with Brussels-based media.

He holds a joint M.A. in European studies from Bath University, Sciences-Po Paris and the Humboldt University in Berlin, as well as a B.A. in French and Political Science from Bristol University.

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Kivanç Akil
Associate Director for Events & Executive Coordination
Nikos Alpentzos
Senior Manager for Office & Member Care
Sophie Bates
Intern for Communications & Events
Elena Bartolucci
Digital Transformation Policy Intern
Milda Basiulyte
Director for Policy & Outreach
Syed Bilal Jafar
Intern for Business Administration
Giacomo Borsetti
Intern for Digital Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy
Nathan da Silva Carvalho
Senior Research and Innovation Manager
Maite Castells Cercadillo
Officer for Digital Sustainability Policy
Eleonora Censorii
Senior Project Communications Manager
Laura Chaney
Officer for Digital Transformation Policy
Tsai-wei Chao-Muller
Director for Digital Trade Policy & International Affairs
Julien Chasserieau
Senior Manager for AI & Data Policy
Amira Cocis
Officer for Digital Trade Policy and International Affairs
Omar Dhaher
Technical Associate Director for DTI PG, Standardisation & PCMA
Alberto Di Felice
Director for Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy
Iryna Drobot
Intern for Projects
Normunds Egle
Senior Manager for Member State Outreach
Marine Elia
Intern for Member State relations
Béatrice Ericson
Officer for Privacy & Security Policy
Felix Fend
Intern for Communications and Events
Riccardo Fidato
Intern for Digital Technology & Innovation Policy
Yann Finger
Director for Operations & Intelligence
Samia Fitouri
Senior Communications Manager
Claudia Gherman
Senior Policy Manager for Digital Resilience
Isabelle Grotard
Finance Expert
Joël Guschker
Manager for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Nataša Hemon
Senior Policy Manager for Data Centres
Síofra Hendry​
Officer for Outreach
Raphaëlle Hennekinne
Director for Sustainability Policy
Sid Hollman
Policy Officer for Digital Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
Jonas Jutting
Intern for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Hugh Kirk
Senior Manager for Digital Commerce Policy
Adnán Leal
Communications Officer
Helena Lovegrove
Senior Director for Operations & Projects
Luke Makris
Manager for Member State Outreach
Daniella Manassero-Bernal
Communications Officer for Projects
Bianca Manelli
Officer for AI & Data Policy
Irene Marinelli
Communications Officer for Projects
Chiara Hilma Marino
Intern for Artificial Intelligence, Data & Commerce
Ariane Mazel
Manager for Digital Technology & Innovation Policy
José Martinez-Usero
Interim Director of Projects
Marie Montaldo
Senior Research and Innovation Manager
Valeria Muggianu
Senior Project Manager
Giorgia Murgia
Manager for Sustainability Policy
Wiktoria Orłowska
Communications Officer for Projects
Martina Piazza
Manager for Digital Technology & Innovation Policy
Ray Pinto
Senior Director for Digital Transformation Policy
Richard Rak
Officer for Digital Health Policy
Vincenzo Renda
Associate Director for Digital Transformation Policy
Chris Ruff
Director for Political Outreach & Communications
Ginevra Santini
Intern for Projects
Tim Sollberger
Manager for Sustainability Policy
Zoey Stambolliu
Senior Manager for Infrastructure & Security Policy
Michael Strübin
Senior Advisor for Digital Health
João Tato Marinho
Associate Director for Digital & Green Transformation Policy
Federica Tondo
Business & Project Officer
Diem Tran
Project Communications Manager
Toninio Waelkens
Policy Intern for Digital Sustainability Policy
Regina Zawisza
Senior Manager for Member Relations

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