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Jules is the founder and executive director of Cleantech for Europe, the initiative bridging the gap between the European cleantech community and policymakers. He chairs Cleantech for Europe’s Investor and Scale-up coalitions, conveying the experience and input of the cleantech community to policymakers in Brussels and beyond. Jules is also a member of the European Commission’s Innovation Fund Expert Group. He started his career in San Francisco and London, advising the world’s foremost cleantech investors, corporates and governments for more than a decade. Jules is based in France and graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po Paris.
Suzana leads Cleantech for Europe’s Policy Team, and oversees Cleantech for Europe’s strategic advocacy towards the European Union. She manages the secretariat of the Cleantech Friendship Group, an informal grouping of Members of the European Parliament cutting across party lines. Suzana studied in the United States for 7 years, before returning to Europe and graduating with distinctions from the University of Oxford’s Master of Science program. She subsequently went on to acquire a second Master's degree in EU Climate and energy policies from the College of Europe. Suzana has policy expertise across several areas, such as carbon pricing, the EU Climate Law, industrial decarbonisation and environmental legislation.
Zach leads the Communication Team of Cleantech for Europe. He also supports the team’s sister initiatives, including Cleantech for Baltics, France, Nordics and UK, as well as the Tech for Net-Zero Allianz, with outreach to media and other stakeholders. Based in Berlin, Germany, Zach has held various corporate communications roles, including at the language learning platform Babbel and the certified B-Corp. vertical farming company Infarm. He holds a BA from Concordia University.
Sofia is the Policy Team’s expert on cleantech funding policy and is in charge of the initiative’s Investor Coalition. She is an EU-qualified lawyer and before joining Cleantech for Europe, she worked on EU climate and financial policy with leading international law firm K&L Gates. Based in Brussels, Sofia is a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, co-founding two initiatives focused on women’s economic empowerment.
Joel executes the Communication Team’s strategic efforts. He provides content for the initiative’s online presence, as well as supports outreach to the press. He joined Cleantech for Europe with a depth of experience in European politics, public affairs consulting and think-tank work, where he’s worked on other policy issues, such as combatting online disinformation. Based in Brussels, Joel graduated from Lund University and holds an executive diploma from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Ruben is the Policy Team’s expert on energy and cleantech innovation policy and leads the work on Cleantech for Europe’s Scale-up Coalition. He joined the Cleantech for Europe team in Brussels following experiences at the International Energy Agency and the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Ruben is a graduate of the City University of New York and Panthéon-Sorbonne University.