About

Governance & Team

DIGITALEUROPE is an international non-profit association whose membership includes 39 national trade associations from across Europe as well as 91 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity. In total, we represent over 35,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe.

We have a “one member, one vote” policy, meaning that all members, regardless of size, revenue or location, have equal weight in internal decisions. This creates an atmosphere of cooperation towards common goals.

DIGITALEUROPE is governed by a General Assembly and an Executive Board.

The daily management of the association is the responsibility of the Director General, Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, supported by a team of digital policy experts. 

General Assembly

The General Assembly gathers all members and meets at least once a year. Among other things, the General Assembly elects the members of the Executive Board, approves the proposals for the broad policy positions and priorities put forward by the Executive Board, and ratifies the annual budget and financial accounts.

Executive Board members

The Executive Board includes 10 representatives from our members’ national trade associations and 10 Executives from our corporate members. The main role of the Executive Board is to define DIGITALEUROPE’s mission and objectives by acting as a consulting party, to set future priorities and to decide on plans and final policy positions. The Executive Board validates policy positions that are put forward for the approval of the General Assembly. It also appoints the chairpersons of DIGITALEUROPE’s policy and working groups and coordinates their work.

DIGITALEUROPE's Headquarters

Our team is made of policy, communications and operations experts, and business-minded professionals of over 10 different nationalities. Our diversity and level of expertise allow for the efficient coverage of all relevant digital policy files and EU relations.

Staff members are responsible for DIGITALEUROPE’s engagement and outreach activities in all policy areas covered by the association. They support the day-to-day management of working groups, projects, operations and communications activities.

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General
Kivanç Akil
Senior Manager for Events & Executive Coordination
Nikos Alpentzos
Manager for Office & Member Care
Milda Basiulyte
Director for Digital Commerce, Sustainability & Policy Coordination
Eleonora Censorii
Project Communications Manager
Laura Chaney
Intern for Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy
Tsai-wei Chao-Muller
Director for Digital Technology, Innovation & Trade Policy
Julien Chasserieau
Manager for Data & Innovation Policy
Patrice Chazerand
Director for Digital Trade & Taxation Policy
Alberto Di Felice
Director for Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy
Yann Finger
Senior Manager for Intelligence & Operations
Samia Fitouri
Senior Manager for Communications
Claudia Gherman
Manager for Digital & Green Transformation Policy
Isabelle Grotard
Finance Expert
Joël Guschker
Officer for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Thomas Hellebrand
Officer for Digital Transformation Policy
Raphaëlle Hennekinne
Senior Manager for Sustainability Policy
Kamila Jorstad
Business Officer
Aida Khalilova
Communications Officer
Hugh Kirk
Manager for Consumer Policy
Helena Lovegrove
Director for Operations & Projects
Luke Makris
Officer for International Outreach Policy
José Martinez-Usero
Senior Project Manager
José Mas Salcedo
Intern for Digital Commerce & Sustainability Policy
Tom McClure
Intern for Communications & Events
Jochen Mistiaen
Senior Manager for Digital Technology & Innovation Policy
Marie Montaldo
Project Communications Manager
Valeria Muggianu
Senior Project Manager (on maternity leave)
Giorgia Murgia
Officer for Sustainability Policy
Alexia Papadimitriou
Intern for Projects
Lusine Petrosyan
Intern for Member State Outreach
Martina Piazza
Officer for Digital Technology and Innovation Policy
Ray Pinto
Director for Digital Transformation Policy
Andrzej Prokesz
Intern for Digital Transformation Policy
Vincenzo Renda
Senior Manager for Digital Transformation Policy
Chris Ruff
Director for Political Outreach & Communications
Zoey Stambolliu
Officer for Infrastructure Policy
Tímea Štrihová
Manager for Member State Outreach
Niamh Thornton
Intern for Projects
Diem Tran
Project Communications Manager (on maternity leave)
Katarzyna Udała
Project Manager
Lara Visser
Director for Digital & Green Transformation Policy
Regina Zawisza
Senior Manager for Member Relations

Projects

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