Meet the Team

Javier Goñi del Cacho

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President

Javier Goñi del Cacho

President

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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Technical Director

Antoine Hoxha

Technical Director

Antoine Hoxha joined Fertilizers Europe as Technical Director 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.

Tiffanie Stéphani

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Senior Manager Agriculture & Environment

Tiffanie Stéphani

Senior Manager Agriculture & Environment

Tiffanie is our Agriculture and Environment Manager. Before joining Fertilizers Europe in March 2016, Tiffanie was a senior policy officer in the European & environmental affairs department of the German Farmers’ Association (Deutscher Bauernverband, DBV) in Brussels. Having worked in European affairs and in the farming sector for about ten years, she has developed a deep insight in public relations as well as a strong network in Brussels with representatives from the EU institutions and relevant stakeholders in the agri-food chain.

Tiffanie is passionate about food & cooking for family and friends. She is also fascinated by islands as a travel destination, a great escape to discover places she never knew could exist.

She holds a university degree in political science from “Sciences Po Lille” and a master degree in European public management.

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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Communications Manager

Łukasz Pasterski

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).

Michał Wendołowski

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Manager Market Analysis & Senior Energy and Climate Advisor

Michał Wendołowski

Manager Market Analysis & Senior Energy and Climate Advisor

Previously working for a Polish fertilizer producer ANWIL, Michał joined Fertilizers Europe in 2007 as analyst in Trade and Economic Committee. In 2010 he took over as Manager, Market Analysis. As from 2019, Michał is also working as Senior Energy and Climate Advisor.

Born in Poland, he graduated in International Relations (M.Sc.) and holds post-graduate diplomas in International Trade and in Carbon Management.

Leondina Della Pietra

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Senior Regulatory Officer

Leondina Della Pietra

Senior Regulatory Officer

Leondina joined Fertilizers Europe as a Senior Scientific Officer. For 10 years, she worked in Italy as a consultant on Health, Safety and Environment for different chemical companies, advising them on technical requirements imposed by the EU regulations. Before joining Fertilizers Europe, she moved to London, and in 2013, to Brussels. In London, she was leading a multi-disciplinary team of people on a renewable energy project in a start-up company in the framework of an “Erasmus as Young Entrepreneurs (EYE)”. Then, she moved to Brussels to work in ReachCentrum as Project Manager for REACH and Biocides Consortia.

Leondina has a degree in Industrial Chemistry and hold a Master of II level in REACH & CLP Regulation in Italy from the “Federico II” University in Napoli. For more information on her work experience you can have a look to her LinkedIn profile:

leondina[@]fertilizerseurope.com

Laura Casuscelli

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Trade & Business Analyst

Laura Casuscelli

Trade & Business Analyst

Laura is Fertilizers Europe’s 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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Communications Officer

Sofia Tsaliki

Communications Officer

Sofia Tsaliki joined Fertilizers Europe as the Communications Officer 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.

Konstantin Golombek

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Senior Agriculture & Environment Officer

Konstantin Golombek

Senior Agriculture & Environment Officer

Konstantin Golombek joined Fertilizers EUrope as Agriculture and Environment Officer in October 2019. He is 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.