Current Location: Demark
Current Job Title: Parliamentary Member
Current Company: The European Parliament
Emilie Turunen (born 1984), Denmark, is member of the European Parliament, elected in 2009 for SF/The Greens. She is a member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament. She holds membership of the Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). In addition, she is a substitute member of the Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and previously she was a substitute member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) where she was the Parliament’s draftswoman on the report “promoting youth access to the labour market, strengthening trainee, internship and apprenticeship status” adopted in July 2010. Ms. Turunen holds a bachelor degree (BSc) in Social Sciences and Working Life Studies from Roskilde University. Before joining the European Parliament, she was active in the NGO field as coordinator for the Danish Social Forum (2005-2006) and did voluntary work for the Danish NGO DanChurchAid in Cambodia, working with the LWF and the Cambodian Women's Crisis Centre (2004). Ms. Turunen has contributed to several books on national and international affairs and has her own blog on the Danish daily newspaper Politiken. She is member of the Advisory Council of Brussels-based think tank European Policy Centre and a member of the executive board of the Danish think tank Cevea.
Current Location: The Netherlands
Current Job Title: Head of Financial Institutions
Current Company: ING Bank
Bio: Lenin serves as Head of Financial Institutions Northern Europe. He heads up a team based in London and Amsterdam responsible for client coverage and business origination, working together with teams across a multitude of bank products from transaction banking to investment banking services. Client portfolio includes banks, asset managers and insurance companies in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries. Lenin also held various positions in Manila doing commercial and investment banking work at ING Barings, and in Tokyo, Japan with the Bank of Tokyo. Lenin also holds an MBA degree at the Rotterdam School of Management with ING Bank sponsorship, a bank management certificate in INSEAD sponsored by ING Bank, a law degree in Japan as a recipient of the Japanese Ministry of Education Undergraduate Scholarship and a science degree at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Lenin is fluent in Filipino, English, Dutch and Japanese with basic knowledge in French, Spanish and Turkish languages.
Current Location: Brussels, Belgium
Current Job Title: European Public Administration Assistant
Current Company: European Commission
Bio: Wiktoria has worked for the European Commission in Brussels for the past six years. She has been involved in a broad range of communication, coordination, and analytical assignments at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs. In her most recent position in the Secretariat of the Economic and Financial Committee/Economic Policy Committee she has been dealing with the preparatory work and organisation of the Committee’s meetings, which are, inter alia, the main forum for preparation of discussions at ministerial level in the ECOFIN Council. She holds a Master in Arts from the University of Wroclaw, (Poland) and a Master in European Integration and Development (specialisation: Politics and Social Integration) from the VUB-Vrije Universiteit Brussel, (Brussels, Belgium).
Current Location: London, UK Current
Job Title: Business Analyst Current
Bio: John is currently a Business Analyst for LCH.Clearnet working principally on the implementation and impact of European regulation on clearing operations. Just prior to this he graduated as a mature student from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Social and Political Science. Previously his experience spanned both the public and private sector having worked at the Ministry of Justice, Citigroup Global Markets and J.P. Morgan Cazenove. He is a keen sportsman both in terms of his own participation and it's use as a tool for social change, sitting on the review panel for the governance of sport at the University of Cambridge and as an active supporter of the School of Hard Knocks charity."