Staffan Jerneck, Director, Director of Corporate Relations, CEPS
Hans-Joachim Priess, Partner and Head of the public procurement group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Klaus Moosmayer, Compliance Operating Officer, Siemens AG; Alan Gourley, Partner, Crowell Moring; Michael Fruhmann, Austrian Federal Chancellery; Nico Spiegel, Legal Officer, DG MARKT, European Commission; Heide Ruehle, MEP, Rapporteur on “New developments in public procurement”
Global Political Strategies (GPS), an executive service of APCO Worldwide, brings together an international team of experienced diplomats, policy advisors and business people to provide some of the world’s most dynamic organizations with the strategic insight and forward-looking counsel they need to properly understand what’s next in their world.
Carlos Gutierrez is a distinguished business expert who served as U.S. secretary of commerce between 2005 and 2009. He oversaw a diverse Cabinet agency with 38,000 employees and a $6.5 billion budget focused on promoting American business domestically and overseas.
As commerce secretary, Mr. Gutierrez played a key role in the passage of CAFTA-DR, a landmark trade agreement that expanded opportunities for U.S. exports throughout Latin America. He also served as co-chair of the U.S. Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba and was actively involved in U.S.–Cuba policy.
Prior to his role with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Mr. Gutierrez served as chairman of the board and CEO of Kellogg Company. After joining the company in 1975 as a sales representative and management trainee, Mr. Gutierrez managed product development in Mexico, Latin America, the United States, Canada, Australia and Asia before being named president and CEO. His “Volume to Value” strategy, which focused on growing sales by shifting resources to higher-margin products, revolutionized the company’s operations.
Mr. Gutierrez is a scholar at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies and currently serves on the boards of directors for United Technologies Corporation, Occidental Petroleum and GLW Corning. He is a national trustee to the University of Miami’s board of trustees and a member of the board of trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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Jo Swinnen, Professor, University of Leuven, and Senior Associate Fellow, CEPS
Yannis Karamitsios, DG SANCO, European Commission; Michel Haas, head of GMO unit at the Austrian Ministry of Health; Alessandro Olper, University of Milan; Marco Contiero, Greenpeace European Unit; Justus Wesseler, Wageningen University
CEPS European Neighbourhood Watch monthly newsletter focuses on the EU’s relations with its northern, southern and eastern neighbours, as well as the countries in the EU's enlargement sphere. Every issue of the newsletter presents an overview of the major developments of the past month complemented by an editorial that comments on the most important current development in these regions. CEPS Neighbourhood Watch is distributed electronically and free of charge to over 3,000 international recipients.
The CEPS Corporate Programme concentrates on the interface between EU policies and business strategies. CEPS business programme focuses on the following main areas of policy research: Macroeconomy, Financial Markets, Energy, Climate Change & Environment, Better Regulation, EU Neighbourhood Policies, the Future of Europe, Trade, and Justice & Home Affairs.