Head of Brussels office | LVMH Publica
Jaymeen Patel is head of the Brussels Office of LVMH's Corporate Affairs team, and joined the Group in September 2016. Previously, Jaymeen has worked for Apple, Telefonica, and for the UK employers' federation the CBI, and started his career in the European Parliament. Jaymeen holds a degree in German and Italian from Oxford University.
Director Nordics & EU Affairs | Customs Connect
Paul Verrips is an international trade and customs adviser currently living in Brussels and Stockholm. Paul has extensive experience in the areas of trade, customs, supply chain, finance and public affairs. He has held management positions in several multinationals in the chemical, software, real estate, and sports industry. Paul has been the Chair of several international organisations such as the Trade and Customs Committee of the American Chamber to the European Union (Europe), the Trade Committee of the Tax Executives Institute (U.S.A.) ,the Single European Authorisation Group (Europe) and the Cross Border Research Association (Supply Chain Security, Switzerland). A co-author of several acclaimed studies on international trade, Paul has been a lecturer on international trade at the HEC University of Lausanne (Switzerland) as well as at the Swedish International Development Agency (Sweden). He has worked and lived in Europe, USA and Asia. Paul joined Customs Connect in October 2016 as their Director Nordics and EU Affairs .
Morten is an experienced EU Public Policy Consultant specialised in trade policy, with special focus on trade remedy, trade negotiations, customs and other market access related issues. UK’s decision to leave the EU has caught his special attention having accumulated substantial experience and developed a significant Brexit relevant public policy network on both sides. Prior to joining EPPA Morten acquired solid experience for more than 15 years in higher management positions working for European and International companies in industry, services and FMCG sectors. He also worked over five years for the European Commission notably on trade regulatory instruments such as anti-dumping and State aid. Since 2012 Morten has focused on helping clients managing alignment between business, European Union institutions and governments focusing on creating a lasting constructive dialogue with policy-makers. In his trade regulatory practice his focus on Trade Defence Instruments such as Anti-dumping and Anti-subsidy lead him to advice and represent interested parties before the European Commission and Member States. Morten also advice on trade negotiations and is a lead Brexit advisor and Chair of the Future Relations Committee at the British Chamber of Commerce to the EU. Morten has extensive experience in EU Policy at political and technical level supporting stakeholders in their dialogue with policy makers, legislators and regulators throughout the three European Institutions and in Member State capitals. Prior to establishing EBA, Morten acquired solid experience for more than 15 years in higher management positions working for European and International companies in industry, services and FMCG sectors. He also worked over five years for the European Commission notably on trade regulatory instruments such as Anti-dumping, and competition state aid issues. During the cause of his career, Morten worked in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. He is fluent in Danish, English, French and Swedish, comfortable in German and Italian. Morten took his degree in International Business Economics at Copenhagen University.