• Harmen Dekker CEO

    Harmen Dekker

    CEO

    Harmen Dekker has worked for almost 15 years within the sustainability sector and is devoted to the mitigation of climate change. With both a technical as well as a business administration background he has built his career in the water and gas sector, where he has held various management positions. He joined the EBA after being involved in the biogas sector for over 5 years. During those years, he not only focused on the expansion of biogas and in particular biomethane, but also on the implementation of techniques such as bio-LNG, bio-Methanol, bio-Hydrogen and bioplastics.

  • Giulia Laura Cancian Secretary General

    Giulia Laura Cancian

    Secretary General

    Giulia Cancian is the Secretary General at the European Biogas association. Before joining the EBA in 2022, Giulia led Bioenergy Europe’s advocacy strategy, coordinated the delivery of policy reports, and the organization of several working groups.  She gained experience on sustainability, energy and transports working with the biodiesel, non-ferrous metals and hydropower European trade associations in Brussels. Giulia holds a MA in International Relation from the University of Rome and a MSc in European Affairs from the Free University of Brussels.

  • Anthony Lorin Senior Policy Analyst

    Anthony Lorin

    Senior Policy Analyst

    Anthony Lorin joined the EBA Policy Team in April 2021 to support and extend the policy work of EBA. He works on several files, including the revision of the Gas Package, and supports one of the EBA Working groups. 

    Previously, Anthony worked for more than two years as an EU Affairs Analyst at GRDF, where he was responsible for legislative and policy watch, digital influence and the sustainable finance file; he was also active in event projects for the company, such as the European Utility Week/Enlit Europe.

    Anthony holds a Master degree in International Relations from the University of Lyon III Jean-Moulin. In 2019, he completed a one-year Master program in EU funding and project applications at University Paris-Cergy.

  • Anna Venturini Policy Manager

    Anna Venturini

    Policy Manager

    Anna Venturini is the Policy Manager at the European Biogas Association. In 2022, Anna joined EBA to following transport related files, and is now the lead on biogas and biomethane end uses, managing EBA Working Groups on Transport and on Energy & Industry. Before joining EBA Team, Anna worked in Brussels for five years, first at the European Parliament, then as Policy and Communication Advisor in the transport sector. Anna graduated with a Master’s in European Studies at ULB in 2017 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste.

  • Florence Goarin Policy Officer

    Florence Goarin

    Policy Officer

    Florence Goarin joined EBA in October 2023 as the Policy Officer in charge of the sustainability dossiers. She also manages the EBA Working Group dealing with related topics.

    Prior to joining EBA, Florence worked for two years as the EU Policy Officer responsible for energy dossiers at Veolia. Previously, she worked in the Legal Affairs Department of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance where she was responsible for coordinating the application of the Ministry’s laws and monitoring litigation.

    Florence holds a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs and Public Law from Sciences Po Lille (Institut d’Études Politiques de Lille).

  • Lucile Sever Policy Officer

    Lucile Sever

    Policy Officer

    Lucile Sever is the Policy Officer in charge of following the Circular Economy dossiers. She is dealing with legislation related to agriculture and environment and coordinates the EBA Working Group Circular Economy.

    Before joining the EBA in January 2023, Lucile worked for INRAE – the French Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment – for three years implementing the advocacy strategy of the Institute and assisting researchers in the emergence of new EU projects. Previously, Lucile worked as a public and legal affairs officer in the Wine and Spirits sector.

    Lucile holds a master’s Degree in European Studies from the Catholic University of Louvain and a master’s degree in Vine and Wine Law from the University of Bordeaux.

  • Mieke Decorte Technical Director

    Mieke Decorte

    Technical Director

    Mieke Decorte is Technical Director at the European Biogas Association since 2021 while she joined the association in 2018. Mieke manages and coordinates the technical and project work within the EBA and supports EBA’s policy and communication work with technical knowledge and data. Her main responsibilities include coordinating EBA’s involvement in Horizon Europe and other programs and overseeing the EBA’s technical publications such as the EBA Statistical Report and the European biomethane map. Mieke has earned technical and market knowledge on the biogas sector with her work at the Flanders biogas association. She graduated in 2016 as a bioengineer at UGhent with a specialization in environmental technology. 

  • Gabriella Papa Technical and Project Officer

    Gabriella Papa

    Technical and Project Officer

    Gabriella Papa is Technical and Project Officer at EBA where she focuses on biogas related EU project, collaborating with cross-functional teams to support the technical aspects of EBA’s goals. Gabriella has a broad research experience in biomass conversion and background in biomass and soil chemistry. Before joining the EBA in 2022, Gabriella worked as a research fellow on topics related to the valorisation of organic waste and biogas production at University of Milan. Previously, from 2013 to 2019, she worked in the USA at LBNL on private-public projects focused on biofuels related biochemical production processes, and she handled, as Project Scientist-Process Analytical Chemist, the technical responsibilities in analytical and catalysis laboratories. Gabriella holds a MS in Agricultural Science and PhD in Agricultural Ecology.

  • George Osei Owusu Technical and Project Officer

    George Osei Owusu

    Technical and Project Officer

    George Osei Owusu started working as Technical and Project Officer at EBA in August 2022. He is mainly involved in EU projects on biogas and biomethane, predominantly on market research and the application of biogas in some EU countries, as well as the GreenMeUp project. George has background in Environmental Science, with a Masters degree from JUNIA ISA (France) where he specialised in Sustainable Management of Pollution (SMaP). He has gained experience in biogas production during his participation in the Interreg RAWFILL Project in 2021.

  • Angela Sainz Arnau Communications Director

    Angela Sainz Arnau

    Communications Director

    Angela is the Communications Director of the EBA. She coordinates the communication strategy of the association since 2018. She has worked in the communication unit of different European organisations and has spent the last 10 years of her professional career in the energy sector. Her responsibilities include press relations, coordination of campaigns and publications, overseeing EBA’s digital presence and supervise the organisation of events. Angela holds an Executive Master in Communication and EU Policies, a Master in Journalism and a Master in Translation Studies.

  • Fanny Lamon Communications Officer

    Fanny Lamon

    Communications Officer

    Fanny Lamon started working for EBA as Communications Officer in 2021. She is responsible for implementing communications activities and organising events. She manages the online presence of the association, prepares EBA newsletters, and coordinates partnerships with various stakeholders. She also carries out dissemination and communications activities for EU projects in which EBA is involved. She has worked in the communication unit of different international and European organisations. Fanny holds a Master’s degree in Political Communication & Advocacy and a Bachelor in Journalism.

  • Ana Pérez Events Manager

    Ana Pérez

    Events Manager

    Ana Pérez joined EBA as an Events Manager in February 2023. As a professional with a diverse background and a passion for European communications, Ana began her career in a European association promoting social policies, where she worked for over ten years on EU projects, policy, and communications. After finalising an Executive Master’s in Event Management, Ana decided to move to a Communication agency where she worked for more than four years as a senior project manager, coordinating events and integrated communication campaigns across the EU for European Institutions.

  • Rachelle Hajjar Events and Communications Advisor

    Rachelle Hajjar

    Events and Communications Advisor

    Rachelle Hajjar joined the EBA in December 2023 as Events and Communications Advisor. Rachelle has been advocating for climate friendly energy solutions and sustainable policies in Brussels for over 10 years. She worked on policy, communication and events for the European Wind Energy Association and the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources, as well as for environmental NGOs such as Greenpeace and Fairtrade International. Rachelle holds a MA in Natural Resources and Energy Economics obtained between the Pantheon Sorbonne University of Paris, the Free University of Berlin and the University of the Mediterranean of Marseille. 

  • Natalia Walczak Corporate relations

    Natalia Walczak

    Corporate relations

    Natalia Walczak started working for EBA in September 2022. She looks after corporate relations and membership services. Before joining the EBA team, Natalia worked for several Brussels-based organisations, focusing on energy, transport and circular economy topics. She holds LLM degree in Energy and Climate Law from Groningen University, the Netherlands, as well as Law degree from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

  • Vinciane Perot Office Assistant

    Vinciane Perot

    Office Assistant

    Vinciane joined EBA in April 2020 as Office Assistant. She has worked as Secretary and Assistant over the last 25 years. She has more than 20 years of experience within associations in Brussels. She has a multitask role at EBA and is among others supporting the team in office management, administration, finance and EU projects.

  • Chiara Gaffuri Policy Assistant

    Chiara Gaffuri

    Policy Assistant

    Chiara Gaffuri joined EBA as Policy Assistant in July 2023. She holds a bachelor’s in Political Science and International Relations from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy). She is currently finalising her master’s degree in International Relations, Geopolitics & Connectivity at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).