Meet the Team

Jacob Hansen

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Director General

Jacob Hansen

Director General

Before joining Fertilizers Europe in February 2011, Mr Hansen was the Director of the Danish Agriculture & Food Council in Brussels.

He has an MA in political science from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and is part of the Executive Management Programme – INSEAD”

Antoine Hoxha

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Production & Agriculture Director

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.

Sean Mackle

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Trade & Economic Director

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

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Senior HR and Administration Manager

Jenny Wahlman

Senior HR and Administration Manager

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.

Łukasz Pasterski

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Senior Communications Manager

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).

Jasmine Barahman

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Climate Manager

Jasmine Barahman

Climate 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.

In her free time, she loves reading, writing, sailing and being by the sea.

Konstantin Golombek

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Statistics Manager, Acting Manager, Agriculture & Environment

Konstantin Golombek

Statistics Manager, Acting Manager, Agriculture & Environment

Konstantin Golombek joined Fertilizers Europe in October 2019. He was born in Germany and conducted his Agronomy studies at the University of Hohenheim (Germany) and at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie in Montpellier (France) where he majored in Agricultural Economics. Before joining Fertilizers Europe Konstantin gained broad experience in associations, consulting and industry – both for the agricultural sector and the chemical industry. His career started 17 years ago in the field of policy consulting for the agricultural sector. During the last years he has developed his expertise of international agricultural value chains with a strong focus on sustainability.

Laura Casuscelli

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Senior Trade & Business Analyst

Laura Casuscelli

Senior Trade & Business Analyst

Laura is Fertilizers Europe’s Senior Trade and Business Analyst. She holds a master degree in International Relations and is specialized in the EU trade relations with the former Soviet republics.

She has previously worked in the marketing and EU affairs communication sector in Brussels. Other experiences were in DG Trade at the European Commission, in the Centre for Eastern Studies in Warsaw as well as at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in Tbilisi. She speaks English, German, French, Italian, Polish and is studying Russian.

Gabor Marton

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Senior Data & Statistics Analyst

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.

Sofia Tsaliki

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Senior Communications Officer

Sofia Tsaliki

Senior Communications Officer

Sofia Tsaliki joined Fertilizers Europe in January 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.

Her passions are sports, dance and visual arts.

Sofia speaks English, Italian, French and Albanian.

Maja Simpraga

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Senior Agricultural Scientific Officer

Maja Simpraga

Senior Agricultural Scientific Officer

Maja holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences and is the boundary spanner between industry and academia.

She has previously worked in the different fields on industry-related scientific projects and educational projects. Her other experiences are linked with ICT and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) – APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) implementation introducing digitalization in a fertilizer company. She has experience with REACH and WFD (Water Framework Directive) in International Zinc Association (IZA) among others.

Maja speaks English, Dutch, Spanish and Croatian fluently and understands Russian, Portuguese, German, French and Italian.

Theo Paquet

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Regulatory and Green Ammonia Officer

Theo Paquet

Regulatory and 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’s passions include cooking, surfing and basketball.

Leticia Salvador

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Policy and Administration Officer

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.

She is open minded, efficient, and flexible.

MARIE ZAMECNIKOVA

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Communications Trainee

MARIE ZAMECNIKOVA

Communications Trainee

Marie Zamecnikova is a recent graduate with distinction from the master’s degree program Politics of Development at the Royal Holloway, University of London, and a holder of the Executive Diploma from the European Academy of Diplomacy.

Her professional background includes experiences in Communication, Customer Service, Administration, Project and Community Management with a strong focus on digital policies. She has previously worked for the European Economic and Social Committee and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London.

Marie possesses an agile mindset with a passion for digitalisation.

She speaks Czech, English, Slovak, French, and Russian.