Our team

Alexandre
Alaphilippe

Executive Director

Gary
Machado

Managing Director

Roman
Adamczyk

Research Coordinator

Thomas Grandjouan

Advocacy Coordinator

Maria giovanna sessa

Researcher

Ana
ROMERO-VICENTE

Researcher and Project Officer

Claire PERSHAN

Policy Coordinator

Our board

Tony
O'brien

President

Tony is PayPal’s Senior Director of Customer Solutions in EMEA. He is responsible for overseeing world class sales and service delivery to PayPal customers and leading Paypal teams all over Europe. Prior to Paypal, Tony worked as Deputy Executive Director of the European Emergency Number Association and as Director for CCMA Ireland.

DianA
Wallis

Board Member

From 1999 to 2012, Diana served as a member of the European Parliament, and particularly, as a leading member of the Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee. In 2007, she was elected to serve as Vice President of the European Parliament with specific responsibility for Transparency and Access to Documents. Diana played a key role in negotiating with the European Commission for the joint Transparency Register for lobbyists and others. Since resigning as an MEP, Diana has continued her activities in the European legal field and practices as a mediator and arbitrator. 

Gregory
Rohde

Board Advisor

Gregory has more than 25 years of proven accomplishments in the technology industry as an entrepreneur and a leader in the field of emergency communications.  He is the founder of e-Copernicus, which helps technology companies enter new markets, grow their businesses, and secure funding. Prior to e-Copernicus, Gregory worked as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under President Bill Clinton. He was also a senior aide to U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan handling all matters under the jurisdiction of the Senate Commerce Committee, working on several pieces of landmark legislation including the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Internet Tax Freedom Act.