• Bálint Sedlmayr


    SHUNGHAM Intern

    Born in Hungary, I acquired my master’s degree in European Studies in Germany and came to Brussels to pursue a career in EU affairs. I strongly believe in the European Union and take particular interest in its digital, R&D, and trade policies. I am passionate about science, especially astronomy and the future of governance, but at times I also find myself vigorously researching random topics such as chemical bonds or prehistoric lifeforms. In my free time, I particularly enjoy Belgian beers, Hungarian food, English football, and Czech literature.

  • Aliénor Fagette


    Junior Policy Analyst

    I love a good challenge. For example, I decided to do two masters degrees related to the EU in the UK at the very moment that English Euroscepticism materialised into the Brexit. After studying law and political science during my Bachelor at the Catholic Institute of Paris, I completed a master’s degree in EU law at Queen Mary, University of London and I just graduated from the London School of Economics in EU politics. I will be the Intern at SHUNGHAM from September 2016 until March 2017. 

  • Carolina Vigo


    Junior Policy Analyst

    Enthusiastic and curious, I love travelling to new destinations, discovering emerging artists and eating good food – after all, I am Italian. Curiosity is what drives my work at SHUNGHAM; I love staying up-to-date with the latest initiatives and sharing information with others. As Thomas Jefferson said, “Information is the currency of democracy”. As a strong supporter of the EU project, I took degrees in political and EU studies in Italy, France and Belgium, and have had experience working in EU and national institutions.

  • Lida Politi


    Junior Policy Analyst

    Lida is a qualified lawyer, admitted to the Athens bar, and accredited mediator in Greece. She is a law graduate of the University of Athens and has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) with Merit from the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK. She is specialised in International Business Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Before joining SHUNGHAM as a Junior Policy Analyst, Lida did a Blue Book traineeship at DG Justice & Consumers, working on issues related to consumer redress. She has also worked as a junior lawyer at a law firm in Brussels handling cases of European Union law, including State Aid and Public Procurement. Lida is particularly driven by issues related to Business and Consumers and has taken up this portfolio at SHUNGHAM.

  • Louis Dancourt


    Junior Policy Analyst

    A graduate of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Public Law (2014) and European Public Affairs (2016), I’ve interned on European Digital issues at the European Parliament where I got fully involved in the Digital Single Market Strategy and Consumer Protection policy. Born in France and having lived mostly between Strasbourg and London, I’m at home in the pan-European atmosphere of Brussels, which is strongly represented at SHUNGHAM. As a strong believer in the European Union, I feel privileged to have the Single Market in my portfolio here at SHUNGHAM. Have questions about how digital technologies and innovation are going to impact the European legislation and your professional activity? Get in touch

  • Frank Mütze


    Policy Analyst

    Being born and raised in a part of the Netherlands where you can find yourself in Belgium or Germany with only a ten-minute drive, I have experienced the benefits of an open, united, and cooperative Europe while growing up. Eager to contribute to European cooperation, I graduated from both the Bachelor and Master programmes European Studies at Maastricht University, which provided me with the tools to analyse policy and societal developments at EU level. The Transport policy portfolio feels like a natural fit for me, as, outside of work, I like to travel and am an avid fan of auto racing.

  • Danilo Gattullo


    Policy Analyst

    Since I joined SHUNGHAM in October 2015, the most exciting part of my job has been the continuous learning and discovery. We learn how to identify, monitor, and alert our clients about future regulatory initiatives and other policy moves that are not yet public. As an analyst, my responsibility is to keep track of the latest developments in EU environmental policy. My background is in European Law and Politics, with previous experience in public affairs in a consultancy and EU trade associations in Brussels. Born in Italy, I have lived in Spain, Germany and now in Belgium. You can ask me about: EU, cinema, environment, hi-tech and Brussels’ best Sunday brunches.

  • Delia Harabula


    Policy Analyst

    My life’s motto is: Spend time in an innovative environment! After graduating from the best law universities in Bucharest, Vilnius, and Leuven, I decided to innovate my own career. I just approached it from another angle. Transitioning from being a lawyer to a full-time Policy Analyst in the competitive field of Energy and Climate was not an easy thing to do. Luckily for me, I found the best company in town where I could truly grow professionally, bringing added value to my skills and pursue my passion. When I’m not delving into the latest energy market trends, you can find me playing basketball or trying to figure out quirky names for my pets. I have a brown cat called Chewie von Catbury – he also loves Energy & Climate!

  • Klaas Portier


    Policy Analyst

    Keeping my finger on the pulse of developments that shape and change our everyday life has always been a passion for me. Through my Bachelor and Master’s degrees in History, I learned how to analyse past and present events and trends and also gained a well-founded outlook on the future. My second Master’s degree, in EU Studies, taught me how to apply these skills to developments at the EU level. So I’m pretty pleased to be now doing that on a daily basis. Outside of work, I have a broad interest in culture and music, with a particular fascination for rock and blues.

  • Laure de Hauteclocque

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    Policy Analyst

    Being a convinced European is part of my DNA. After starting my law studies in Rennes, I left my lovely Brittany to study in Belfast and pursue a Master of European Law in Strasbourg. My European journey then brought me to Berlin, where I gained experience in European and public affairs, and finally to Brussels. Working in the heart of Europe excites me more and more every day, especially since I am lucky to have found the perfect position to combine my passion for European Affairs with my interest in health and nutrition issues, as I am in charge of the Food & Drink portfolio. Being French, I am naturally passionate about food and enjoy providing my colleagues with delicious homemade cakes! Ask them!

  • Sarah Ehrlich


    Service Coordinator

    Born and raised in London, I studied music at Southampton University. This led to a career in radio, mainly for the BBC, and from there to journalism. I worked as a reporter from Jerusalem until 2003, when I moved to Brussels. I love of power walks through the seemingly-endless Fôret de Soignes to the south of Brussels, and I still find some time for long-form radio journalism. As Service Coordinator for clients at SHUNGHAM, I am your friendly the go-to person if you have any questions or requests – so please don’t hesitate to be in touch! 

  • Ioana Blaga


    Office Manager

    Ioana has been with SHUNGHAM since almost the beginning, and she has become the glue that holds the administrative side of things together, having mastered the insane complexities and sheer time-consuming, mind-boggling amount of administrative paperwork that doing business in Belgium requires on an ongoing basis. Before coming to Brussels, Ioana qualified as a kindergarten teacher in Romania - and probably those skills, too, come in quite handy for the role of Office Manager at SHUNGHAM.

  • Michel Rico


    Business Manager

    The most powerful tools at my disposal are my curiosity and my interest in human nature. I feel I'm just getting to the tip of the iceberg. I'm the Business Manager here at SHUNGHAM but don't sell - I engage with people and my passion takes care of the rest. It is what best defines me and what determines everything that I do. At university, in sunny Spain, I studied Business Studies and Psychology, which is a powerful combination to be a people-person. When I am not thinking about business, my time goes entirely to my family -- my three little ones and my wife here in Brussels, and my own family back home in Spain. I would do anything for them.

  • geraint-edwards


    COO & Head of Policy

    In addition to his LLM from the College of Europe in Bruges, Geraint holds a French Maitrise in European Law, and a British Law degree in English and French Law. He has been working in the field of EU intelligence, regulatory monitoring, and political analysis since 2009. Geraint became COO at SHUNGHAM in 2015, having led the EUISSUETRACKER policy team as Head of Policy for 3 years. Apart from SHUNGHAM Geraint’s passions are chess, gardening and painting. SHUNGHAM is in possession of photographic evidence of Geraint playing a chess match at a table in the middle of Rond-Point Schuman.

  • Michel Ehrlich



    Friends have jokingly called me OCD. And it's true that I can be obsessive about completeness, structure, and being systematic. My background is in science but I'm most driven by discovering the inherent structure of information and knowledge. Born in the US to European parents, I am a deeply convinced believer in the EU and in an open and interconnected world. A lucky husband and father, I have no hobbies - between my company and my family there is no time left over - and I wouldn’t want it otherwise!