Fertilizers Europe Team

Director General

Jacob Hansen

Director General
Mobile: +32 475 49 96 04
Jacob Hansen' Biography

Jacob Hansen

Director General

Jacob Hansen has been Director General at Fertilizers Europe since 2011. The association represents the majority of fertilizer producers in Europe and is recognized as the dedicated industry source of information on mineral fertilizers. Before joining Fertilizers Europe. Mr. Hansen worked for more than 10 years as Director at the Danish Agriculture and Food Council in Brussels. Mr. Hansen has a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Aarhus in Denmark and an INSEAD certificate on Executive Management.

Jacob speaks English, Danish, German, French, Norwegian and Swedish and he likes to play football.

We are proud to be a truly

multi-cultural and multi-lingual team.

Antoine Hoxha

Production & Agriculture Director
Mobile: +32 495 22 25 57
Antoine Hoxha' Biography

Antoine Hoxha

Production & Agriculture Director

Antoine Hoxha joined Fertilizers Europe in 2010, after 8 years in the fertilizers industry at Prayon SA where he held positions in R&D and the technology licensing.

Previously he had worked at the University of Liège as teaching assistant and at Warwick University in pharmaceutical related research. Antoine was born in Tirana, Albania. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from University of Liège and an Executive MBA from Louvain School of Management.

Antoine speaks French, Albanian, English, Portuguese and Italian.

 

Sean Mackle

Trade & Economic Director
Mobile: +32 475 67 93 00
Sean Mackle' Biography

Sean Mackle

Trade & Economic Director

Sean Mackle is a Graduate from the European School of Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.  This course included one full academic year at L’Universite de Dijon, France.

Sean has a long career in international trade, law and economics commencing at the Middle East Economic Digest in London as a researcher; then at CEFIC as a Trade Counsellor; then as Head of International Trade from the UK Chemical Industries Association in London for 10 years.

He is presently Director, Trade & Economic Policy at Fertilizers Europe where he has worked for 15 years.

Jenny Wahlman

Head of Administration
Mobile: +32 498 17 70 20
Jenny Wahlman' Biography

Jenny Wahlman

Head of Administration

Jenny was born in Sweden, grew up in Belgium and spent nearly ten years in Italy. Her latest professional experience was at EFTA’s Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels where, during six years, she used her skills as Office Administrator.

She speaks English, French, Italian, Swedish and is improving her Dutch every day. In her free time she enjoys playing golf.

Łukasz Pasterski

Senior Communications Manager
Mobile: +32 472 05 56 06
Łukasz Pasterski' Biography

Łukasz Pasterski

Senior Communications Manager

Łukasz Pasterski joined Fertilizers Europe in April 2018.

Łukasz is an all-round communicator with over 7 years experience as a communication professional in Brussels. Prior to joining Fertilizers Europe, he worked for over 6 years for the European Petroleum Refiners Association and a year for the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation. He holds a Master degree in Political Science (University of Birmingham) and a Bachelor degree in European Studies (Maastricht University).

Łukasz speaks Polish, English, French and a little German.

Jasmine Barahman

Climate Policy Manager
Mobile: +32 472 92 06 36
Jasmine Barahman' Biography

Jasmine Barahman

Climate Policy Manager

Jasmine joined Fertilizers Europe in February 2021.

Before joining Fertilizers Europe she worked for 10 years in the European Parliament focusing mainly on Industry, Energy, Social Affairs, Foreign policy and Human Rights. She also has experience working in the Italian Parliament and as a press officer.

Jasmine holds two master’s degrees: in Euro-Mediterranean Integration and in Literature and European studies.

Jasmine speaks Italian, Iranian, English and French. In her free time, she loves reading, writing, sailing and being by the sea.

 

Cecilia Dardes

Agriculture & Environment Manager
Mobile: +32 472 80 14 75
Cecilia Dardes' Biography

Cecilia Dardes

Agriculture & Environment Manager

Cecilia Dardes joined Fertilizers Europe in March 2022.

She holds a MSc in Law, from the University of Rome. Before joining Fertilizers Europe  she worked for 7 years as a Policy Advisor for the farmers organization Coldiretti in Brussels, mainly focussing on EU agriculture and sustainability policies.

Cecilia speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish. In her free time she enjoys travelling and outdoor activities.

Gabor Marton

Senior Data & Statistics Analyst
Phone: +32 2 663 31 58
Gabor Marton' Biography

Gabor Marton

Senior Data & Statistics Analyst

Gabor Marton is our Senior Data & Statistics Analyst. He has two master university degrees. One of chemistry and one of economics. He used to work in Budapest for the Hungarian National Innovation Office. He also represented Hungary in the Seventh Framework Program of the European Union in the themes of Energy and Environment.

Gabor speaks Hungarian, English, German and Dutch. In his free time he enjoys travelling and photography.

Sofia Tsaliki

Senior Communications Officer
Mobile: +32 472 58 12 30
Sofia Tsaliki' Biography

Sofia Tsaliki

Senior Communications Officer

Sofia Tsaliki joined Fertilizers Europe in 2018.

Sofia holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from University of Florence and a MSc degree in International Business Management with Sustainability Management from Heriot Watt University. Her professional background includes experiences in Communication, Marketing and Community Management with a strong focus on digital strategy. She has previously worked for the Italian Association for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Sofia speaks English, Italian, French and Albanian and a little Greek. Her passions are music, sport and visual arts.

Adriana Ravara

Trade and Business Analyst
Mobile: +32 472 05 46 85
Adriana Ravara' Biography

Adriana Ravara

Trade and Business Analyst

Adriana joined Fertilizers Europe in January 2022. She has a BSc. in Economics and a Double MSc. in Development Economics. Adriana started her career as a Research Assistant for a Finance Professor at Imperial College, working in Mozambique and in Lisbon for one year, and then came to Brussels, where she gained experience at the EU institutions and then in the health sector as data analyst.

Adriana enjoys outdoor activities, yoga and reading.

Theo Paquet

Green Ammonia Officer
Mobile: +32 494 58 09 20
Theo Paquet' Biography

Theo Paquet

Green Ammonia Officer

Theo Paquet joined Fertilizers Europe in November 2020.

Theo holds a MSc degree in Biotechnology from the University of Edinburgh and a MSc degree in Development and Rural Innovation from Wageningen University. His professional background includes experiences in EU Policy and Regulatory work with a strong focus on agricultural, health and biotechnological innovation.

Theo speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish. His passions include cooking, surfing and basketball.

Chris Poole

Agriculture and Environment Officer
Mobile: +32 474 98 20 94
Chris Poole' Biography

Chris Poole

Agriculture and Environment Officer

Chris Poole joined Fertilizers Europe in September 2022.

He graduated from the University of Malta with a degree in Geography and is currently completing his MSc in Biosphere Reserves Management from the University for Sustainable Development in Eberswalde. Prior to joining Fertilizers Europe Chris spent several years working in the agricultural sector and completed his training as a journeyman winemaker at Weingut Georg Breuer.

Chris speaks English, German and French. In his free time, he enjoys playing board games and repairing pocket watches.

Leticia Salvador

Policy and Administration Officer
Mobile: +32 478 79 39 13
Leticia Salvador' Biography

Leticia Salvador

Policy and Administration Officer

Leticia is a recent graduate from the University of Navarra, Spain. During her studies in International Business Administration she spent two semesters studying abroad, one in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the other in Rennes School of Business.

Before joining Fertilizers Europe, Leticia was a marketing analyst in the American multinational company 3M in Madrid where she worked for the automotive and aerospace industry.

Leticia speaks Spanish, English and French. She loves art and creativity, specially she enjoys painting. She is open minded, efficient, and flexible.

Alexander Roth

Communications Trainee
Phone: +46 733 28 48 08
Alexander Roth' Biography

Alexander Roth

Communications Trainee

Alexander is a graduate from Lund University, Sweden with bachelor’s degree in European Studies and German. He spent one semester studying abroad in Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany. After graduating worked for a German magazine in Düsseldorf and for the European Parliament as a communications trainee.

Alexander speaks Swedish, English, German some Norwegian and Danish and is trying to learn French. He has spent many years in singing in a choir and has acted in musical theatre.