The Board of SEAP appoints three new members

Brussels, Belgium – 14 February 2023

The Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Board.

Roxana Moldovan

Roxana leads strategic media, public affairs and crisis communications campaigns for Red Flag, a global campaigns consultancy. She previously provided strategic advice to Romanian companies in the agricultural and fisheries sectors, worked for the legal service of the European Parliament, and for a legal consultancy carrying out compliance assessments for the European Commission.

Pierre Laffont 

Pierre Laffont is a strategy advisor to business and political leaders on EU affairs lobbying, in particular on EU industry, climate, energy and transport policies.

Pierre is currently the Director, EU Affairs and Head of the EU Office at France Industrie. In his previous roles, he was the EU Affairs Manager at the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, where he advised the Secretary-General on public affairs, strategic communications, and supported senior management. He kickstarted his career as a parliamentary advisor at the European Parliament, where he served as a political advisor and head of office to MEPs. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science (Sciences Po Toulouse) and another in European Affairs (Spain).

Since 2019, Pierre is also the Secretary-General of GNL – Groupes des Nouveaux Lobbyistes.

Berislav Čižmek 

Founder & CEO of management consulting, brokerage and EU lobbying company CBBS – Management Consulting & EU Lobbying Co. Ltd (Zagreb, Croatia), specialized in strategic partnerships/M&A, internationalization of the business and lobbying at national and EU level. He was successfully working with the partners from 20 countries in the period since the launch of the company (2007 – 2023), with more than 25 years of experience/work in the international business. Berislav held two mandates as a Board Member of the Croatian Lobbyists Association, with the last one ending in December 2022.

Entrepreneur, lobbyist (accredited lobbyist at the European Parliament), matchmaker, coach/teacher of entrepreneurship and lecturer at colleges/universities/EU workshops on the topics: internationalization of SMEs, international marketing, lobbying & networking, trade fair and MICE industry.
In September 2022, Andrea Chiarello from Pfizer stepped down from the Board of SEAP.


About SEAP 

SEAP is the Society of European Affairs Professionals established in 1997. It is the recognised organisation of all EU public affairs professionals including those operating in trade associations, corporations, consultancies and other representative bodies. SEAP encourages the highest standards of professionalism for European affairs activity and promotes self-regulation of the profession. SEAP’s penultimate goal is to achieve ever-better policy outcomes, by promoting transparency and openness in EU decision-making.