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The Team


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Head of Cabinet


Piotr Serafin

  • Strategy, coordination and management of the Cabinet
  • G7/G20


Deputy Head of Cabinet


André Gillissen

  • Strategic support to the Head of Cabinet
  • Coordination of European Council meetings


Senior Political and Communication Advisor of the President


Paweł Graś

  • Relations with the European Parliament, national parliaments and political parties



Horizontal Team


Katarzyna Smyk - Advisor

  • Horizontal coordination
  • Correspondence of the President
  • Human resources management


Paweł Karbownik - Advisor

  • Strategic agenda planning
  • G7/G20



Foreign Policy Team


Riina Kionka - Chief Foreign Policy Advisor

  • Management of the Foreign Policy team
  • Coordination of external policies
  • European Council programming on foreign affairs
  • Foreign Affairs Council


Carl Hartzell - Senior Advisor

  • Russia
  • Eastern Partnership countries
  • Central Asia
  • Western Balkans
  • Turkey
  • Non-EU Western Europe
  • Eastern Partnership horizontal
  • Enlargement
  • OSCE


Zuzana Michalcová Šutiaková - Advisor

  • Common Security and Defence Policy
  • NATO
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • UN
  • Council of Europe
  • Human Rights



Economic Team


Jean-Pierre Vidal - Chief Economic Advisor

  • Management of the Economic Affairs team
  • Economic and Monetary Affairs, including G7/G8 and G20


João Nogueira Martins - Advisor

  • European Semester
  • Macroeconomic developments in the EU and in the euro area
  • Programme countries


Alfredo Panarella - Advisor   

  • Investment and growth policies (including, digital agenda, R&D, education, migration)
  • Financial sector policies


Christina Jordan - Advisor

  • Economic and Monetary Union
  • Employment and social affairs
  • Tax policy



Energy Union


Łukasz Koliński - Special Advisor on Energy Union

  • Energy union
  • Climate
  • Multiannual financial framework and annual budget



Press and Communication Team


Preben Aamann - Spokesperson of the President

  • Coordination of Press & Communications Team


Hugo Brady - Speechwriter of the President

  • Speeches, articles
  • Think Tanks


Luuk van Middelaar - Speechwriter of the President

  • Speeches, articles
  • Think Tanks



Private Office


Łukasz Broniewski - Head of Private Office

  • Management visits, summits and travels of the President
  • Relations with entrepreneurs and social partners, the Committee of Regions and the Economic and Social Committee


Stefan Smith - Personal Assistant to the President

  • Agenda and assistance of the President
  • Personal correspondence of the President


Emilia Surowska

  • Protocol
  • Administration management of summits, visits and travels of the President
  • Liaison officer with security, protocol, prevention


Tiina Kytola

  • Correspondence of the President
  • Registration of incoming and outgoing mail
  • Archiving



Secretariat of the Cabinet


Louisa Pincott - Personal Assistant to Piotr Serafin

Pilar Chaves - Personal Assistant to Andre Gillissen

Fabienne Geyzen - Assistant of the Horizontal Team

Miriam Cunill Rafael - Assistant to the Chief Foreign Policy Advisor

Sabina Bengtsson - Assistant to the Chief Economic Advisor and to the Special Advisor on Energy Union

Anita Gebruers - Assistant of the Economic Team

Marie Betavatzis - Assistant of the Press and Communication Team

Beata Turska - Assistant of the Press and Communication Team

Martine Withofs - Administrative Assistant - Human Resources and Training (COFO)