Andrea has a solid grasp of the European policy-making processes due to his experience at both the European Parliament and the European Commission. He has a strong expertise in dealing with matters related to the agri-food supply chain. In particular, he dealt with the promotion of plant biotechnology applications, the relation between digital innovation and novel farming practices, the advancement of alternative and sustainable sources of proteins and the development of positive front of pack labelling for the retail sector.
“The European union is a complex environment- Hague leads the way”
Andrea is also interested in the development of the digital economy. He is enthusiastic about how the ‘online’ dimension complements existing and established business models. This paradigm shift is particularly evident in the area of data protection and privacy, where companies are struggling to push their business outside their comfort zone and into a digitally-connected world.
Andrea is a food/feed supply-chain specialist with a knack for digital transformations. After a Master’s degree on Public Administration and European Governance at the Leiden University, he furthered his studies working as research advisor for a prominent Dutch think-tank, the Montesquieu Institute.
He started his career as Parliamentary Assistant at the European Parliament before joining a leading Dutch public affairs agency. Over more than three years, he developed growing interest and expertise in food/feed and environmental policies. Building on this knowledge, he moved on to working as external consultant for the European Commission in the Food Frauds Unit. He then joined Hague Corporate Affairs as part of the Brussels office.
Beside his career as consultant, Andrea gives regular lectures on Lobbying and EU affairs to the Amsterdam University, the American University in Bulgaria and the MBA course of TIAS School of Management. In his spare time Andrea acts as International Partnership Manager at The Good Lobby, where he provides pro-bono support and trainings to NGOs all across the EU.