Board

B.F.G. Fabrègue – President & Legal Research Head 

An expert in corporate law, European law and international taxation, Brian Guilhem has been elected to head the board for the 2018-2021 term. A partner in the LegalTech Eternos Corporation, (Legaltech Cyberjustistes.org 2019 Award), he also works with several companies in the banking sector, including the Swiss company Retreeb and the CEX.IO cryptos exchange. Multilingual, he works on several languages on a daily basis, including English, Spanish and Italian.

Paul Sapriel – Treasurer and VP

Paul Sapriel is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and HEC. He has experience in private equity funds and corporate finance consulting firms. He currently works in a corporate strategy consulting firm specializing in long-term growth. His clients are the C-level of major European and international groups, as well as managers of small, mid and large cap private equity firms. He is treasurer of the association and is in charge of relations with institutional investors.

Gwendal Combot – Director of Operation and Big Data Expert

Gwendal Combot is a graduate of X, Université de Montréal and Paris Saclay. Specialist in Economic and Financial Big Data, he works on complementary mathematical analyses, as well as differential and integral calculations applied to economic issues. In this capacity, he does fundamental research at the Business School of the University of News South Wales (UNSW) . He currently works in a major French bank.

Due to his extensive knowledge of Russian and Lithuanian, he is required to supervise the review committees/work carried out by Blue Europe on the Baltic countries and Ukraine.

Pawel de la Bassetière – Director of Operations and Human Resource & Politics expert

A specialist in business cycles and entrepreneurial and participatory economics, Paweł de la Bassetière is an alumnus of the University of Poznan and the Poznań University of Economics and Business. His work brings him to exchange in Polish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian and Russian almost daily. He heads the Blue Europe expert committee on Poland.

Corentin Parisot  – EU Research & Thematic Research Head

Corentin Parisot is a student at Sciences Po Rennes. After studying history, he specialized in Central Europe and its geopolitics. As a reservist in the French army, he is studying issues of defence and sovereignty in Central Europe, in particular the links uniting the West and the East in terms of military cooperation.

He is in charge of the association’s public relations, as well as the Observatory of Public Policies of the European Union.

Experts

Henrique Horta  – Ukraine & EU relations expert

Henrique Horta, graduated from Lisbon’s ISCTE-IUL university with a masters in International Relations, the thesis focusing on Ukraine’s accession to the EU.

With knowledge of demography, political science and history through his bachelors, Horta also knows Portuguese, Spanish, French and English, giving as well a more Atlanticist view of Central Europe. He is also starting to master Russian at a discrete level. 

Christopher Cockshaw – Central Europe and PR Analyst

Christopher Cockshaw is a graduate of King’s College (London) and Sciences Po (Paris) with experience in policy-making, digital innovation strategies and think tank research.

A specialist in public affairs advocacy and intra-EU relations, his work on the economic and diplomatic ties binding Central European countries with East and West is informed by a background in German regional power as well as further studies in corporate communication.

Christopher Cockshaw – Central Europe and PR Analyst