Helena Malikova is a Chartered Financial Analyst, she has joined the Commission Directorate General for Competition in 2009. First, Helena was dealing with the restructuring of failed banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the State bailouts. Helena then led a number of State aid investigations under EU State aid rules into tax planning by big corporations, including Apple and Starbucks.

After a year at UC Berkeley as EU Fellow, Helena returned to DG COMP working on mergers. Today she is responsible to set up a financial analysis capability at the Chief Economist Team od SG COMP examining questions such as market power and metrics such as market capitalization that she will also present today.

Responsabile Comunicazione Esterna UNIDO

Meike van Ginneken is the Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department at IFAD.
Prior to joining IFAD in October 2020, van Ginneken was Chief Executive Officer of the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, a leading development organisation with 1,400 specialized staff working on agriculture, energy and water in 28 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Previously, she held various leadership positions in the water, agriculture and energy sectors during sixteen years at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and in field offices. Among others she managed the World Bank’s South Asia water programme of over US$5 billion and the World Bank’s US$4 billion energy programme in West and Central Africa.
She holds an MSc in change management from HEC Paris Business School in France and an MSc in water management from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

Carsten Rasmussen joined the European Commission in 1993, where he first worked on EU funded higher education and vocational training programmes with Central- and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. End of the 1990’s he headed an EU information office in France. Since 2001 he has been in charge of various portfolios within the European Union’s cohesion policy, working on projects and programmes in areas stretching from transport and environmental infrastructure to energy, health and social inclusion. As from 2013 he has been successively heading the teams in charge of the cohesion policy in France/Belgium/Luxembourg and Romania and has recently taken over the responsibility for the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund in Greece and Cyprus.
He studied in France, German and Denmark and holds a masters in German literature with a minor in Political Science from the University of Aarhus.

Donal Brown is Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department, at IFAD. He is responsible for developing and managing the operations that IFAD supports through its loans and grants. He oversees the programme of work of the department, which is undertaken by five Regional Divisions and the Operational Policy and Results Division.
Brown previously worked at the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) in a number of senior positions, lastly as the Africa Director, managing 550 staff across the continent. In 2014-2015, he led the UK’s task force to Sierra Leone in support of the government’s efforts to fight Ebola. Brown worked at DFID headquarters and in field offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America, covering all of DFID’s areas of interest.
Brown holds a Master’s degree in Tropical Animal Health and Production from the University of Edinburgh, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Leadership and Management from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science from the University of Bristol, as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Social Justice from the University of Winchester.

She is specialized in EU Policies and International relations, with a specific focus on EU migration and asylum policy (both internal and external dimension).

Her areas of interest also include the link between European internal security and foreign policy, EU governance, external action and cooperation with third countries, neighbourhood policy, women rights and women peace and security. On these topics, she develops and coordinates research projects, hold university lectures, write analysis and participate in working groups and debates in international fora.

She has a solid and extensive experience in management and project coordination, policy research and external/institutional relations, gained working in different contexts (institutions, think tanks and NGOs, academia, international organisations), in Italy and abroad. Collaborating with numerous actors, she consolidated a large network especially in the EU-related environment.

She is currently the Head of European and International Affairs at Istituto Luigi Sturzo in Rome, the Secretary General of Women in International Security – Italy, and a Research Associate of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies in Brussels.

Managing Director SAFESEC – Lighting Design & Engeneering

Deputy Director M.East at Mediterranean Council & Forum, Shepherd Group International development Senior Ambassador and Director of Italia Atlantica Israeli office

Ida Caracciolo, professoressa ordinaria di diritto internazionale presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche “Jean Monnet” di Caserta, è rappresentante dell’Italia al Tribunale internazionale del diritto del mare, l’organo giurisdizionale delle Nazioni Unite, con sede ad Amburgo, addetto a dirimere i contenziosi tra le 149 nazioni aderenti riguardo ai requisiti di sicurezza delle navi, i diritti di pesca nelle acque internazionali, la divisione delle acque territoriali nazionali e i divieti di pesca delle specie marine protette dalle convenzioni internazionali.

Head of AI technologies branch, DDR&D


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