Dr. Franz Wirtenberger
Field of activity: Public Administration (national level, European affairs).
Mr Pieter van den Bossche
General counsel, head of department, responsible for quality of regulation and for regulated prices within the Directorate general Economic Regulation of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy
Pieter Van den Bossche started in 2001 as a deputy legal adviser at the legal department of the Chairman's office of the FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy, where he was charged with administrative disputes and with legal advice in the field of administrative and constitutional law, consumer and telecom law. In 2012 he was appointed head of the quality of regulation unit within the General directorate of Economic Regulation, where he was one of the driving forces behind the codification of economic law. In 2018 he was appointed general counsel, head of the department quality of regulation and regulated prices. At federal level, the latter relate to the prices of medicines and medical implants and to the book price. Pieter Van den Bossche graduated in 1997 as a master in law at Ghent University with a specialization in commercial and economic law.
Ms Gergana Ivanova
Head of General Coordination of EU Affairs Department
Since 2012 Mrs Ivanova has worked as a Head of General Coordination of EU Affairs Department in Technical Harmonization and Consumer Policy Directorate at the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy. Her main responsibility is the coordination and preparation of the Bulgarian position and participation in the EU Competitiveness Council. Since 2008, she is a national coordinator in the field of administrative burden reduction. These include coordination of three consecutive measurements of the administrative burden for businesses; preparation of three national Action Plans for reducing administrative burdens; reporting to the Council of Ministers twice a year on the implementation of the three Action Plans; providing guidance and facilitating problem solving, etc. From 2003 to 2005 she was an advisor at the Cabinet of the Minister of Economy and was involved in developing strategies, programs, economic analyses, etc. Prior to her employment in the public administration, she has worked for 6 years in the private sector as a consultant and licensed valuator of entire enterprises.
Graduate from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, with a master degree in Economy and Management of Industry and further specialization in Management Automation and Strategic Planning.
Ms Nataša Mikuš Žigman
Mr Kyriakos Andreoua
Coordinator Officer at DG EPCD
Kyriacos Andreou currently works at DG EPCD as a Coordinator Officer. Prior to his current role, Mr Andreou was an Administration Officer and a Financial Advisor in the National Supervisory Authority of Cyprus. Mr Andreou holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Cyprus and a Master’s degree in Finance, also awarded from the University of Cyprus. Mr Andreou is a highly motivated person and a powerful force in the workplace and uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.
Mr. Jan Kravčík
Regulatory Impact Assessment Unit of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
Senior government counsellor at the Regulatory Impact Assessment Unit, Office of the Government. Jan has been in the Czech state administration since 2010. At the Ministry of the Interior, he focused on international cooperation in public administration, especially on human resources management and social dialogue in civil service. Currently, he serves at the Office of the Government as a senior counsellor in charge of communication with professional associations, fostering international cooperation in better regulation policies. He holds a degree in Slavic studies from Charles University in Prague and have represented the Czech Republic in various international forums.
Mr Andreas Hauptmann
Director of EU and International Affairs at the Danish Business Authority
Mr. Hauptmann is the Director of EU and International Affairs at the Danish Business Authority. He is supervising the Danish negotiations and implementation of a wide range of EU legislation, particularly regarding the single market, the digital single market, industry and SMEs. Mr. Hauptmann has more than 10 years of experience within the public administration relating to EU affairs. He is responsible for the section of the Danish Business Regulation Forum dealing with EU related activities.
Ms Kristina Jerjomina
Legal Advisor at a Business and Consumer Environment Department of the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.
Ms Anu Laitinen
Head of Unit
Better Regulation Unit of Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Ms Laitinen has worked in Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment since 2008. She has been involved in many different project in the area of better regulation, impact assessment and administrative burden reduction. Currently, she works as a Head of Unit in the Ministry’s Better Regulation Unit. The unit is responsible for national project on simplification of legislation as well as one-in, one-out experimentation. Ms Laitinen’s employment history prior to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment includes positions at the Finnish Competition Authority and Finland’s Ministry of Agriculture. She holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics (University of Jyväskylä) and a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (University of Helsinki).
Mr. Matthieu Laurent
Deputy Legal Advisor of General Secretariat for European affairs
Fields of activity: in charge of the coordination and monitoring of the application of EU law, especially transposition and infringement procedures.
Mrs Gisela Hohensee
Head of subdivision EA "Policy issues EU policy
Mr Ilias Koromilas
Head of the Better Regulation Office
Better Regulation Office, Secretarial General for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Presidency of the Government
Mr Koromilas is currently Head of the Better Regulation office, Presidency of the Hellenic Government, Secretariat General of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. Mr Koromilas has been the Head of Better Regulation Office of the General Secretariat of the Greek Government and national representative in the Working Group of the Council on Better Regulation for Competitiveness and Growth since 2013. Having a doctorate degree in sociology and a master's degree in criminology, he has been working both as special adviser on better regulation and as lecturer, scientific researcher and collaborator. He is author of numerous publications and is Vice-President of the administrative board of the Criminologists' Society of Panteion University.
Mr István Tamas Racz
Head of department at the Ministry of Justice’s EU Coordination Department
Field of activity: EU coordination
Mr John Shine
Better Regulation Unit
Field of Activity: Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
Mr. Daniele Giovannola
Department for Legislative Affairs
Head of Impact Assessment Unit
Ms Māra Rone
Head of EU Affairs unit Department of EU and Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economics of Latvia
Since 2012 Mrs Rone has worked as a Head of EU Affairs Unit at the Latvian Ministry of Economy. Main responsibility is the coordination and preparation of the Latvian position and participation in the EU Competitiveness and the EU Energy Councils. National coordinator in the field of administrative burden reduction.
Graduate from the Stockholm University Business school, with a Master of Science degree in Business Administration.
Mrs Irmina Valytė
Ministries of Economy and Innovation
Head of the Policy Group on Better Regulation and Business Supervision
Ms Annelies Vandendriessche
Field of activity: Legal Advisor, Ministry for Digitalisation
Mr John Aquilina
Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
Field of activity: Better Regulation and Modernization of Public Administration including Strategic Planning, Quality and Service Improvement, BPR, One-stop shops, Digitisation, Major Projects, Change Management, Management Consultancy.
Mr Pieter Waasdorp
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
Field of activity: Director of entrepreneurship at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
Ms Joanna Pohl
Chief expert Better Regulation Team, Department of Improvement of Business Regulation
Chief Specialist in the Better Regulation Unit in the Polish Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology.
Ms Pohl has been working in the Polish public administration since 2004. Currently, she is responsible for issues related to improvement of regulatory framework, better regulation and public consultations on the European and national level. She participated in several deregulation and burden reduction projects. She was dealing with the EU single market issues including negotiations on services directive as well as the transposition process concentrating on removing barriers for services provides.
She holds a Master’s degree in international economic and political relations (Adam Mickiewicz University) and a Master’s degree in the EU Law (College of Europe).
Mr David Moreira Rodrigues
Ms Anca-Elena Mihăescu
Ms Anca-Elena Mihăescu is currently working in the General Secretariat of the Romanian Government with main responsibilities: Implementing the simplification and digitization objectives of administrative procedures for citizens, business and public administration, participating in the processes of strategies and working plans elaboration at governmental level for simplification of administrative procedures, participating in the e-government policies elaboration and implementation, implementing the better regulation policies, participating in the transformation of the public administration process, and introducing and implementing new methods for measuring bureaucracy for business and citizens
Ms Katja Glavic
Undersecretary Ministry of Public Administration
Undersecretary Ministry of Public Administration (Sector Development Office), working in the area of better regulation, including strategic and methodological framework development, IT-support development and practical implementation of better regulation principles. Managing initiatives for the removal of administrative barriers or the improvement of regulations received through STOP the Bureaucracy portal, organizing and running workshops for public servants and promoting work of the STOP the Bureaucracy project (various events) , working on regular review of legislation from the point of view of removing administrative burdens. Preparing ex-ante and ex-post evaluations; large part of the professional activity is focused on better regulation and better legislative process; participated in a number of projects involving development of regulatory impact assessment system and effective implementation of measures for administrative burden reduction. Actively participates in the implementation of the measures set out in the Action Plan for Better Regulation adopted by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in 2019 with the aim of systematically regulating better regulation.
Mr Jan Oravec
Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic
Mr. Ján ORAVEC is the 1st State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. From 2003 to 2020 he served as a President of The Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia. He is a founding member and a member of a Presidium of the National Union of Employers. As a Chairman of its´ European Affairs and Foreign Relations Committee he represented Slovak employers in international organizations of employers, in BusinessEurope in Brussels, in BIAC at OECD, and in IOE at the International Labour Organization in Geneva.
In 1999-2002 Mr. Oravec was working as a Chief of Strategy at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. During that period he served as a chairman and member of various Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors.
He is a founding member of The F. A. Hayek Foundation and its long term president (1992 – 2013). In 1997 he established The Slovak Taxpayers Association.
Mr. Oravec graduated in 1987 from Comenius University in Bratislava (Philosophy – Political Economy), The Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in 1994 (Business Administration) and The Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA in 1993-1995 (Bank Management). In 1996 he received his PhD. degree in economics at The Institute of Slovak and World Economy in Bratislava.
He writes articles, gives lectures, TV interviews, and public speeches on various topics.
Ms Clara Mapelli Marchena
Director General for Public Governance at the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service
Responsible for analysis and evaluation of public administration structures and procedures; programs on reduction of administrative burdens; management of single access point to public administration; quality of public services; transparency and open government plans.
PhD in Law and Master in Public Administration, she has served since 2001 in different positions within the public administration relating to EU affairs, better regulation and administrative reform.
Ms Anna Johansson
Head of Department/Deputy Director General
The Swedish Agency for Economics and Regional Growth
Field of activity: Better Regulation and Digital Services.
Committee of the Regions
Mr Michiel Rijsberman
Job title: Regional Minister at the Province of Flevoland (NL)
Michiel Rijsberman is a Regional Minister of European affairs at the Dutch province of Flevoland and a member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) since 2015. At the Committee of the Regions, Mr. Rijsberman is chairing the Dutch delegation, vice president of the Renew Europe group and coordinator of the COTER commission. He has been the rapporteur on a number of opinions of the CoR on cohesion policy and on the financial rules of the EU. Effectiveness and simplification were important themes on all of these. Mr. Rijsberman has a professional background in water management and policy science.
Mr Mark Speich (EPP/DE)
State Secretary for Federal, European and International Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Chair of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX) of the European Committee of the Regions.
Mrs Anne Karjalainen
Chair of the CoR Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment and Culture (SEDEC) and Member of Kerava City Council, Finland.