Europe for Business Ltd Staff


Leonardo Piccinetti is Senior Research and Innovation Advisor and Managing Director at Europe for Business. He has extensive experience in consulting on Research and Innovation EU funding schemes and has worked on several EU Projects on food, water, energy and ICT-related fields. Leonardo holds a BSc in Economics at University of Rome with a special focus on water management in Mediterranean countries. He finished his Master in European Studies at Sussex European Institute at University of Sussex United Kingdom. Leonardo is currently studying Business Sustainability Management at University of Cambridge United Kingdom at Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is indipendent evaluator for H2020 programme. Leonardo is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and French. Linkedin 

Donatella Santoro is international lawyer with proven experience in the management of European funds and projects. During her carrier Donatella has been managing a number of International research and innovation projects as, namely WINS ICT, FORESTA (FP7), WaterClimaLAC (Europe Aid) MERID and FOWARIM (H2020) and she been legal advisor in preparation and grant agreement singature for Europe for Business clients. Donatella Santoro is fluent spanish (mother tongue), italian , English, French. Linkedin 

Lesley Tobin is aProject Manager and communications expert who is collaborating with Europe for Business on EC funded Projects, and in particular the ENTRUST-H2020 initiative. She has extensive experience of Project Coordination and Work Package Leadership for a number of FP7 projects, including ICPC-NanoNet, NMP-DeLA, NanoChannels, NanoValid and NanoDefine, with a specific emphasis on communication, dissemination and networking. She is on the Expert Advisory Board for the Nano2Trust project and coordinates the output of over 40 FP7 and H2020 projects for the NanoSafety Cluster Newsletter. Lesley holds a BA hons from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Information Technology from the University of Stirling. She speaks both English and Spanish. Linkedin 

Jayne Woolford is a freelance researcher and project advisor on EU funding and policy and an academic working on regulatory governance. She has more than 15 years' experience working on EU funded projects and programmes at local, regional, national and EU level, including as team leader/manager and in/across different Member States. Her areas of expertise cover governance, economic development, environmental policy and programme/project management. Jayne has a PhD in political geography and postgraduate diplomas in EU law and leadership and management. She is fluent in Spanish and has a good knowledge of French and Italian. Linkedin

Kishor Pala is an International trasformation Consultant & Senior Strategy Manager with over 20 years' experience and a sustained record of success in the International Collaboration area. He has an extensive background in EU funding, bids, contracts delivery,(including ERDF Objective 2 &3 , Interreg , FP6, FP7, H2020 and Intelligent Energy europe), leading strategy development and driving effective implementation. Kishor is also lead indipendent expert for the URBACT III programme and for H2020 . Linkedin 

Anas Khasawneh is a sustainability management and business development specialist, he worked in several institutions related to private sector development, he has over 15 years of industry experience, his experience varies in different sectors; industrial policy, Innovation strategy, E- commerce national strategy and many more. he worked with different international projects, environmental, energy, water and sustainability, he is currently Joining UNDP working as project manager and development expert for private sector development, he has been also working with EU project for supporting private sector development. He has BSc. in Industrial Engineering, MSc. in computer information systems from the UK and MSc. in Sustainability management from Columbia University in New York.

Nicola Tucci is Senior Governance, Legal and Environmental Policy Advisor and is currently working in the public and private sector. He has more than 10 years experience as Project Manager with specialization in EU environmental and governance projects. Since 2011, Nicola has been working with Europe for Business as project manager in environmental and energy areas and is managing different FP7 and CIP projects in water and energy related fields in Europe and in MCP Countries (Palestine, Algeria and Libya). Nicola is graduated in Political Science (2003), has a Master of Arts in Political Governance (2007) and a PhD in Geopolitics (2008). Linkedin

Eglė Juospaitytė is a Project Manager at Europe for Business Ltd. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations at Vilnius University. She is collaborating with EFB in the field of European projects, on Horizon 2020, EuropeAid in the field of dissemination and communication, and training activities. Egle's work experience includes in largest business representative organizations such as Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry where she gained skills to successfully work in the field of European projects, especially communication and dissemination activities. Egle is fluent in English and Lithuanian. Spanish basic level. Linkedin 

Ulises Miranda is Senior Project manager working on several countries (Latin America and Europe areas) and with many main project working at e-Learning universities and e.Business courses. He was member of scientific comitee for Expo-e.Learning Italia (Ferrara's University) and coordination member for Expo-e.Learning Spain (AEFOL). ISO 9001 Auditor (Bureau Veritas International), Europroject manager (Venice International University) and HH.RR. developer (Hay Group International) fulfil his main skills. Last 7 years working specifically at web & ICT innovation and teaching activities for enterprises. Spanish – Italian interpreter and fluent on English completes profile on international project activities.

Sanon Lucson studied agronomy option economic at Quisqueya University (UNIQ) and photography at Childcare center COMPASION INTERNATIONAL (CI). He worked as a coordinator for the Ministry of the Environment in collaboration with UNDP to 2011 until 2016 on the project regeneration for the hydrographic unit at Aquin and Saint Louis du Sud in order to adapt to climate change (South of Haiti). He has been doing experiments as a project officer in the WORLD RELEIF project at a coffee project (south east, Haiti) and in a mitigation project with the Red Cross Spanish/ Haitian. He participated in 2016 as an expert coach French / Creole interpreter in a study of socio-economic evaluation in the Artibonite and island de la Gonâve (West, Haiti) and in 2017 interpreter Spanish / French and Creole for the workshop on the project WaterClima-LAC on Characterization of Current Hydrological Behavior under Coverage and Future Climate Scenarios of Aquin / Saint Louis du Sud Hydrological Unit, Haiti. He speaks Creole, French, and Spanish and intermediate level in English.

Lilian Martínez has a grade in Journalism and Comunications, from the Central American University (UCA); has a Master in Lexicography of the University of León. She is Editor of the Data Unit of El Diario de Hoy in El Salvador, and has been professor of Press and of Literature applied to the communication in the Matías Delgado University. In 1997 she won the National Environmental Journalism Award from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
and in 2014 she was part of the Global Water Partnership Central America delegation, GWP Centroamérica, which attended COP 20 in Lima, Peru. Linkedin

Carmen Muñoz is an Project Assistant at Europe for Business working in WaterCLima LAC project. She holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Management and Water Technology at University of Alicante, Spain, where she was carrying out tasks like adjunct manager in Industrial wasterwater treatment plant, which processed the wasterwater with Membrane Technology. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science at Córdoba University, Spain. Furthermore, she has a high experience in management and handling the farms. Carmen is fluent in Spanish. English intermediate level. Linkedin