About

Governance & Team

DIGITALEUROPE is an international non-profit association whose membership includes 41 national trade associations from across Europe as well as 102 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity. In total, we represent over 45,000 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 20 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
Associate Director for Events & Executive Coordination
Nikos Alpentzos
Senior Manager for Office & Member Care
Clara Balestrieri
Intern for Digital Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy
Sophie Bates
Intern for Communications & Events
Elena Bartolucci
Digital Transformation Policy Intern
Milda Basiulyte
Senior Director for Cyber, Infrastructure & Competitiveness
Ariadna Blanco Casares
Intern for Digital Trade Policy
Nathan da Silva Carvalho
Senior Research and Innovation Manager for Projects
Maite Castells Cercadillo
Officer for Sustainability Policy
Eleonora Censorii
Senior Project Communications Manager
Laura Chaney
Manager for Digital Finance Policy
Tsai-wei Chao-Muller
Policy Director for Digital Trade Policy & International Affairs
Julien Chasserieau
Associate Director for AI & Data Policy
Amira Cocis
Officer for Digital Trade Policy and International Affairs
Stephen Crisp
Senior Policy Director for Data Economy & Sustainability
Nina Cullen
Intern for Investments, compliance & standardisation
Omar Dhaher
Technical Associate Director for Standardisation & Compliance Policy
Alberto Di Felice
Policy and Legal Counsel
Iryna Drobot
Intern for Projects
Normunds Egle
Senior Manager for Infrastructure Policy & Member State Outreach
Marine Elia
Intern for Outreach and Single Market & Competitiveness
Béatrice Ericson
Manager for Data Economy & Privacy
Felix Fend
Intern for Communications and Events
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
Senior Manager for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Nataša Hemon
Senior Policy Manager for Data Centres
Síofra Hendry​
Officer for Outreach
Raphaëlle Hennekinne
Policy Director for Sustainability
Lasse Hamilton Heidemann
Senior Director for Outreach
Sid Hollman
Policy Officer for Cybersecurity & Digital Infrastructure
Jonas Jutting
Intern for International Affairs & Trade Policy
Hugh Kirk
Senior Manager for Consumer, IP and Platforms Policy
Adnán Leal
Communications Manager
Chiara Longobardi
Senior Project Manager
Helena Lovegrove
Senior Director for Operations & Projects
Luke Makris
Manager for Member State Outreach
Daniella Manassero-Bernal
Communications Manager for Projects
Bianca Manelli
Officer for AI & Data Policy
Irene Marinelli
Communications Officer for Projects
Chiara Hilma Marino
Intern for Artificial Intelligence, Data & Commerce
José Martinez-Usero
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
Alexia Papadimitriou
Research and Innovation Officer
Martina Piazza
Manager for Investments & Innovation
Ray Pinto
Senior Director for Digital Transformation Policy
Marta Pont Guixa
Senior Operations & Executive Manager
Richard Rak
Manager for Digital Health Policy
Vincenzo Renda
Director for Single Market & Digital Competitiveness
Chris Ruff
Director for Political Outreach & Communications
Ginevra Santini
Intern for Projects
Niels Selling
Senior Research and Innovation Manager for Projects
Tim Sollberger
Senior Manager for Sustainability Policy
João Tato Marinho
Associate Director for the Green Transition
Alper Tanrıverdi
Project Intern
Federica Tondo
Business Officer
Diem Tran
Project Communications Manager
Toninio Waelkens
Policy Intern for Digital Sustainability Policy
Regina Zawisza
Senior Manager for Member Relations

Projects

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