Contact the team

Address
European Commission
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
1049 Brussels
  • Head of Cabinet

    Ben Smulders

    Ben Smulders
    Responsibilities
    • Management of the Cabinet
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Michelle Sutton

    Michelle Sutton
    Responsibilities
    • Deputising for the Head of Cabinet
    • Coordination of the team of Commissioners on Migration & Home Affairs, Citizenship & Justice and Security Union
    • Inter-institutional relations and GRI
    • Commission Work Programme and inter-institutional programming
    • Coordination of strategic agenda planning, communication
    • Internal Audit (Internal Audit Service and Audit Progress Committee)

    Better Regulation and:

    • Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
    • Anti-fraud
  • EXPERT AND COMMUNICATION ADVISER

    Anthony Agotha

    Responsibilities
    • Strategic agenda planning and communication
    • Coordination of speeches
    • Relations with the European Parliament
    • Relations with National Parliaments
    • Relations with the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee
    • Subsidiarity and Proportionality

    Better Regulation and:

    • Maritime affairs and Fisheries
    • Agriculture and Rural Development          
    • Euro and Social Dialogue, Economic and Financial Affairs
    • Budget and Human Resources
  • Member of the Cabinet

    Riccardo Maggi

    Riccardo Maggi
    Responsibilities
    • Better Regulation policy
    • Subsidiarity and Proportionality
    • Comitology, Expert groups
    • Consumer policy

    Better Regulation and:

    • Energy Union
    • Climate action
    • Regional policy
    • International cooperation and development
    • Humanitarian aid
  • Member of the Cabinet

    Liene Balta

    Liene Balta
    Responsibilities
    • Coordination of the team of Commissioners on Migration & Home Affairs, Citizenship & Justice, Security Union
    • Migration Agenda
    • Security Union
    • Cooperation and Verification Mechanism
    • Relations with Council
    • Relations with Turkey

    Better Regulation and:

    • External relations
    • European Neighbourhood policy and Enlargement negotiations
  • MEMBER OF THE CABINET

    Helena Braun

    Responsibilities
    • Sustainable Development policy
    • Circular Economy
    • Gender equality

    Better Regulation and:

    • Environment
    • Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
    • Maritime affairs and Fisheries
    • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • MEMBER OF THE CABINET

    Álvaro de Elera

    Alvaro de Elera
    Responsibilities
    • Legal Affairs
    • Rule of Law
    • Fundamental Rights (including Personal Data Protection)
    • Accession to the ECHR
    • Civil and Commercial Justice (except Company Law)
    • Equality and Citizenship (except gender equality)
    • Criminal Justice (except financial crime)
    • Infringements

    Better Regulation and:

    • Trade
  • Member of the Cabinet

    Liesbeth Koenen

    Liesbeth Koenen
    Responsibilities
    • Private Secretary to the First Vice President
    • Strategic agenda planning and Communication
    • Diary management
    • Dialogue with churches, religious groups and non-faith communities
    • Local Security officer
    • Liaison for travel and protocol logistics

    Better Regulation and:

    • Environment
    • Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
    • Research, Science and Innovation
  • Member of the Cabinet

    Antoine Colombani

    Antoine Colombani
    Responsibilities
    • Transparency
    • European Citizens' Initiatives
    • Relations with the Ombudsman
    • Company Law
    • Financial crime
    • Whistleblowing

    Better Regulation and:

    • Euro and Social Dialogue, Economic & Financial Affairs
    • Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competiveness
    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Digital Single Market
    • Competition
    • Taxation and Customs
    • Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
    • Health and Food Safety
  • Policy Assistant

    Ronelle Kok

    Ronelle Kok
    Responsibilities
    • Strategic agenda planning and communication
    • Political assistant

    Better Regulation and:

    • Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competiveness
    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Digital Single Market
    • Transport and space
  • Assistant to the first vice-president and Liesbeth Koenen

    Sandra Van de Weyer

    Sandra Van de Weyer
  • Assistant to the Head of Cabinet

    Mafalda Vasconcelos

    Mafalda Vasconcelos
  • Assistant to the deputy Head of cabinet

    Anke Fierlafijn

    Anke Fierlafijn
  • Assistant to Riccardo Maggi and Ronelle Kok

    Fabienne Barbion

  • ASSISTANT TO ANTHONY AGOTHA AND ÁLVARO DE ELERA

    Velina Nestorova

  • ASSISTANT TO ANTOINE COLOMBANI AND TO HELENA BRAUN

    Vasilka Lyubenova

  • Document Management

    Sandra Tegazzini

    Sandra Tegazzini
  • Document management

    Tiina Tapio

    Tiina Tapio