Staff Member

Richard Rak

Officer for Digital Health Policy

Richard joined DIGITALEUROPE in January 2023 as Officer for Digital Health Policy.

Before joining the organisation, Richard was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action doctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, the University of Bologna and the University of Turin, where he completed the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate – Rights of Internet of Everything program. In his PhD dissertation entitled “Internet of Healthcare (Law): Privacy and Data Protection Aspects in an Internet of Everything”, Richard analysed privacy, data protection and data governance-related regulatory and compliance issues affecting the deployment and use of new enabling technologies (IoT, AI) and platform services in healthcare. As part of an industrial PhD collaboration, he worked with DocPlanner Group.

Prior to that, Richard worked in academia (Ghent University, University of Brescia) and auditing (State Audit Office of Hungary). He is a research fellow at the University of Milan.

Richard holds a master’s (Dr. jur.) degree in Law, an LL.M. degree in European Law, and bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accounting, and Human Resource Management.

Staff Members

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General
Kivanç Akil
Associate Director for Events & Executive Coordination
Nikos Alpentzos
Senior Manager for Office & Member Care
Milda Basiulyte
Director for Policy Coordination & Outreach
Hunor Borcsa
Intern for Projects
Mathilde Briard-Lelevé
Intern for Digital Transformation Policy
Eleonora Censorii
Project Communications Manager
Laura Chaney
Officer for Digital Transformation Policy
Tsai-wei Chao-Muller
Director for Digital Trade Policy & International Affairs
Martin Chapman
Director for Technical Policy & Standards
Julien Chasserieau
Senior Manager for AI & Data Policy
Sara Colizzi
Intern for Member State Outreach
Jakub Dąbrowski
Project Officer
Alberto Di Felice
Director for Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy
Normunds Egle
Senior Manager for Member State Outreach
Béatrice Ericson
Officer for Privacy & Security Policy
Yann Finger
Director for Operations & Intelligence
Mathilde Flamant
Intern for Digital Transformation Policy
Samia Fitouri
Senior Communications Manager
Claudia Gherman
Senior Manager for Digital Resilience Policy
Isabelle Grotard
Finance Expert
Joël Guschker
Manager for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Raphaëlle Hennekinne
Senior Manager for Sustainability Policy (on maternity leave)
Sid Hollman
Intern for Digital Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy
Lucianne Jarrett
Intern for Digital Commerce, AI & Data Policy
Hugh Kirk
Senior Manager for Digital Commerce Policy
Adnán Leal
Communications Officer
Helena Lovegrove
Director for Operations & Projects
Luke Makris
Manager for Member State Outreach
Daniella Manassero-Bernal
Communications Officer for Projects
Bianca Manelli
Officer for AI and Data Policy
Irene Marinelli
Communications Officer for Projects
Elias Mark
Intern for Communications & Event Support
Ariane Mazel
Manager for Digital Technology & Innovation Policy
José Martinez-Usero
Senior Project Manager
Marie Montaldo
Project Communications Manager
Valeria Muggianu
Senior Project Manager
Giorgia Murgia
Officer for Sustainability Policy
Wiktoria Orłowska
Communications Officer for Projects
Martina Piazza
Officer for Digital Technology & Innovation Policy
Laetizia Pietrini
Intern for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Ray Pinto
Director for Digital Transformation Policy
Marta Ramírez Rodríguez de Sepúlveda
Intern for Events & Executive Coordination
Richard Rak
Officer for Digital Health Policy
Aliisa Rautavaara
Intern for Digital Sustainability Policy
Vincenzo Renda
Associate Director for Digital Transformation Policy
Chris Ruff
Director for Political Outreach & Communications
Caroline Shanahan
Intern for Digital Technology and Innovation Policy
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
Intern for Projects
Diem Tran
Project Communications Manager
Katarzyna Udała
Project Manager
Regina Zawisza
Senior Manager for Member Relations

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