In order to ensure a thorough and complete analysis in each case, the profile of our consultants is deliberately diversified, but with one common point: having high-level roles in large enterprises or EU and national institutions.
Catherine ULLENS de SCHOOTEN, President of Action Europe. With a degree in psychology, Catherine has over 35 years of work-related experience in the areas of communications, advertisement and marketing. She started her career as the Director of Orient Express Belgium. She then started her own public and press relations company with a diverse portfolio of clients: Paribas, British Tourist Authority, Income, Armani, Diners Club, Levi’s Jean, etc. Following this experience, she was the Director of communications and marketing for FNAC Belgium for over 10 years. After 5 years at De Boeck Group as its Director of communications, Catherine joined the Catella Group for 6 years as Senior consultant in the Transaction and Invest departments. She then carried out communication and lobbying missions for an international clientele with her own company C.C.F.G. At the request of its shareholders, she joined Action Europe as President and Managing director.
Benoît LOMBRIERE, Deputy Director-General, President of Action Europe Paris. Graduated at the ECEC and IEE of Bordeaux, Benoît has been involved in a number of ministry duties for almost ten years, after having been assigned as a parliamentary co-worker to the National Assembly. Prior to joining Action Europe, he served as the director of the French President of the French Republic in charge of the Far East. Benoît specializes in government and administrative decision-making circuits, an area where he has first-rate practical experience. His analysis of power issues often proves to be the best strategy for achieving the goals of our customers.
Emmanuel DETTER, Senior consultant, responsible for relations with the European Commission. Graduated at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Lyon and specializing in sociology, Emmanuel began his career at the Ministry of the Far East, in charge of industrial restructuring as CIRI correspondent. He also served as Secretary General of the Labeyrie Group, and then as Chief Financial Officer of the Tracing Server Group (acquired by Sage). Emmanuel joined the Action Europe in 2007, enriching the study with his operational experience in financial management of industrial enterprises, as well as with an in-depth knowledge of the institutions and issues of Overseas.
Laetitia de LA MAISONNEUVE, Senior Adviser in charge of relations with the French Parliament. Training Jurist, graduated with a D.E.A. In French and European public law at the University of Paris-Descartes (Paris V), Laetitia has a nearly twenty-year parliamentary experience, first as a parliamentary attaché of various Members of the National Assembly, hence as Councilor of the President of the Senate, Parliamentary Counselor The Prime Minister, the Minister of Overseas and the Minister of Territorial Planning. He is an undisputed specialist in the workings of Parliament and the French institutions.
Kathleen FIGUEIREDO LAISSY, Consultant, in charge of relations with the European Parliament. Specializing in a Master of Science (MSc) in Development Management at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a double degree in International Relations and Development Studies at Sussex University, Kathleen speaks French, English, Portuguese and Spanish. He was assigned to European Affairs at DANFOSS in Brussels, Denmark's leading provider of energy-efficient solutions, and the Executive Director of the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), for which he developed a solid network at European institutions and international organizations.
Thomas LEDWIDGE, Consultant. Graduated in European Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Kent, Great Britain, and a Master in International Relations at Science Po Lille, Thomas has several years of experience in decentralized and decentralized government. Prior to joining Action Europe in January 2012, he worked for the Ministry of Agriculture. His technical case experience is an essential resource for the company's daily work.
Julie BEAUFILS, Junior Consultant. Holding a Master of Science in Public Affairs at Sciences Po Paris, who has been holding a one-year study at King's College in London, Julie worked at the Ministry of Culture and Communications in relation to the French Parliament. He also gained extensive experience as an independent consultant with missions in French, English and Spanish. Passionate about European issues and seeking the right term, joined the Action Europe team in June 2016.
David PASCUAL-COLLETTE, Junior Consultant. A graduate with a Master's degree in European Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), David was first involved in European diplomacy in India (at the Delegation of the EU and the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi), before gaining experience in management of EU policies at the local level for the Grand Paris Metropolitan Authority (Est Ensemble). A genuine believer in the European project, David grew up in Barcelona and speaks Spanish, French and English. He joined our team in February 2018.
Wilfried ANDRE, Junior Consultant. A graduate of ESSEC Business School, with a Master's degree in public law from Paris II-Assas University and the Paris Law School, Wilfried interned at international law firms and gained legal experience in Public Commercial Law. In particular, he worked on litigations for private and public actors (State, regional authorities) before European and French jurisdictions. Knowledgeable on matters related to regional economies, as well as on constitutional parliamentary issues, which he teaches at university, he has an in-depth knowledge of local, national and European policy-making processes.