PRESS RELEASE: SEAP elects new Board at Annual General Meeting

BRUSSELS, Belgium— 1 June 2021— The Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) is pleased to announce the election of the new SEAP Board after a successful Annual General meeting yesterday the 1st of June 2021.

The meeting was attended by a variety of stakeholders who voted for the election of the new Board members. Emma Brown (Red Flag), Stefano Marmo (AmCham EU) and Paul Varakas (European Cigar Manufacturers Association) were re-elected to the Board, welcoming two new members: Andrea Chiarello, Head of EU Government Affairs at Pfizer, and Yiannis Korkovelos, EU Government Affairs Manager at Philip Morris International. The new Board was elected for a term of three years.

The new President of the Board, Paul Varakas, commented “It is a pleasure to see such a dynamic group forming the new SEAP Board, bringing vibrant new ideas for the organisation and its role as the recognised organisation of all EU public affairs professionals.” “I look forward to working with all of them over the coming years and shaping the regulatory and ethical framework of EU public affairs.”

Emma Brown and Stefano Marmo were also elected as Vice Presidents.

After the election of the new Board, Member of the European Parliament Danuta Maria Hübner addressed attendees. She highlighted the future of public affairs regulation in Europe following the adoption of the Inter Institutional Agreement on transparency as well as her views on how the sector can best effect change.

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.