Maxime Bureau is Director for Government and Public Affairs at 3M for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He coordinates 3M public policy engagement and is a member of the 3M extended operating committee for the region, which leads the company’s strategy and day-to-day management.
Prior to joining 3M in 2011, Mr. Bureau was Director for Public Policy & Investment, Europe at General Electric’s international headquarters in Brussels, where he was involved in infrastructure projects in various sectors such as energy, water, security, aviation and healthcare.
Mr. Bureau also has previous experience with consulting firm Deloitte, where he covered public sector clients across Central Europe while based in Prague (2000-2004). He also worked with the European Commission in the PHARE & TACIS Programmes from 1994 to 1999. He is a graduate of the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, as well as of the University of Toulouse, France.
Meglena Mihova is a Managing Partner at EPPA, leading specialist management consultancy established in 1987.
Meglena has 16 years of experience advising business and trade associations on managing risks and opportunities arising from constantly changing policy and regulatory landscape. Having participated in the preparation of the accession negotiations of her native country, Bulgaria, Meglena Mihova brings a deep insight in the role and functioning of the EU Member States, the deal making among them, and the resulting challenges and opportunities for business. This experience gave her a rare understanding of the interplay between corporate strategies focused on markets and the need for their parallel alignment with public interests, be it government or civic society ones. Since joining EPPA in 2000, Meglena Mihova became a leading expert on ecological policy development and regulatory implementation, leading EPPA’s unparalleled practice on the REACH.
Meglena is an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union since 2001. She served 3 terms as Chair of the Environment Committee of AmCham EU, and was a member of the AmCham EU Operations Group.
Taggart Davis joined J.P. Morgan’s Government Relations team for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Region in 2011. He represents the firm in Brussels engaging with EU policymakers on the EU and global financial regulatory agenda, specialising in banking and investment management policy and political developments.
Prior to this, he was a Policy Advisor in the European Parliament, focusing on financial regulatory policy.
Taggart is chair of AmCham EU’s Transatlantic Task Force, vice chair of the Brexit Task Force and an active member of the Financial Services Committee.
Taggart’s interests are politics, distance running punk rock and prog rock. He lives in Brussels with his wife Gráinne and daughter Erin.
Leah Charpentier is the Head of European Regulatory and Government Affairs at First Solar, a leading and innovative provider of global photovoltaic energy solutions.
At First Solar, she is responsible for developing and implementing EU and national advocacy strategies. She is also actively involved in the company’s sustainability and European business development efforts.
With over 10 years’ experience in the Brussels advocacy environment, Leah Charpentier has an expertise in EU climate, chemical and waste legislation. Before joining First Solar, she worked for Goodyear, and in this role represented the tire industry on a number of EU expert groups.
She is Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Communications and Marketing Group as well as Environment Committee, and Vice Chair of SolarPower Europe’s Strategy Committee.
Tanguy Van Overstraeten is Partner at Linklaters LLP, and joined the Board as Member-at-Large (Lawyer/Consultant) in December 2018.
Tanguy has over 30 years of experience as a legal practitioner in business law – becoming a member of the Brussels Bar in 1987, and joining Linklaters LLP as partner in 1998. Since the mid-1990s, Tanguy has built the company’s IT practice. In his current role, Tanguy is Head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunication (TMT) & Intellectual Property (IP) Practice of Linklaters in Belgium; Global Head of the Data Protection & Privacy Practice; and Chairman of the Linklaters Information System Board. At AmCham EU, Tanguy has been active for almost 10 years in the Digital Economy Committee, where he is the Issue Lead for Data Protection, where he has contributed to position papers, press releases, and high-level meetings and workshops.
Tanguy graduated from the University of Brussels and holds a Master in Law (University of Chicago). He is also a Fellow of the BAEF (Belgian American Educational Foundation)
Claudia Selli is the Executive Director for European & Political Affairs and the Head of the Brussels’ office of AT&T International External & Regulatory Affairs. Her main task is to advocate AT&T positions in Brussels towards the European institutions as well as in other European Member States, in particular France and Benelux. Claudia is also active in International organizations such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers where she Chairs the Business Constituency (BC) as well as in Brussels Associations and think tanks, including current service as Board Member and Chair of the Digital Economy Committee in AmCham EU and Board Member of the European Internet Foundation (EIF).
Claudia is also Chair of the Digital Economy Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU.
Prior to joining AT&T, Claudia Selli worked at the European Commission, DG Information Society where she was responsible for the relations with the European Parliament. In the past she also worked in the European Parliament.
Claudia holds a master in International Politics from the ULB University and graduated at 'La Tuscia University' in Viterbo, Italy.
Joris Pollet is currently Managing Director Government Relations Europe for the Procter & Gamble Company. He is based in Brussels. He has been leading Government Relations for P&G in Asia based in Singapore in 2008-2013 and India, Middle, East & Africa in 2013-2017. Joris has extensive experience on a broad range of policy areas and represents P&G in various industry associations. Currently he serves on the boards of the World Federation of Advertisers, AmCham EU and the European Advertising Standards Alliance. He is also Vice Chair of the Consumer Committee at the European Branded Goods Association and member of Partner Advisory Group at World Economic Forum.
Cristina Falcone is Vice President of Public Affairs for UPS Europe. During her tenure at UPS, Cristina has held several management roles in the areas of Product Management, Customer Loyalty and Public Relations prior to her work in Public Affairs. In her current role, she leads the strategy and execution of UPS Public Affairs activities across Europe, advocating for effective policy that benefits European businesses, communities and consumers. She is an Executive Sponsor for the UPS Millennials Business Resource Group and sits on the steering committee for the Brussels Women in Trade Network. Cristina mentors aspiring young professionals from a number of countries across Europe and gives back to the community by volunteering with non-profit organizations that provide aid to the homeless in Brussels.
Cristina is also the Chair of Policy Group at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU.
Prior to her current role, Cristina held the role of Vice President, Public Affairs, at UPS Canada where she actively advocated on a range of issues, including the advancement and conclusion of the comprehensive trade and facilitation agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA).
Susan Danger is CEO of AmCham EU. She joined the organisation in 1995 as Communications Manager, going onto become Communications and Operations Manager, and then finally Managing Director in 2002. From 2009 to 2014, she has also served as Vice-Chair of AmChams in Europe, a network of 43 AmChams around Europe. Born and educated in the UK, she began her career in London in various marketing and communication roles for Thomson Tour Operations. She has worked in the UK, Germany, Austria, Spain and Australia.