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Sandrine Lauret

Sandrine Lauret, Account Director - European Affairs

Hague Corporate Affairs

My Job

As Account Director, my goal is for our clients to be prepared for and have the desired impact on the policy and regulatory framework. I thus provide strategic advice with a view to not only building, but most importantly implementing impactful public affairs strategies – at European or national level (e.g. in France). I then assist our clients through every step of the way, from positioning themselves on a challenging issue to stakeholder engagement and political communication.

My Experience

I have over ten years of experience in EU affairs. I started my career in the extractive industry, representing the interests of the European Salt Producers’ Association (EUSalt), where I developed thorough expertise in EU energy, sustainability and food policies. After a mission for the German-based NGO, World Future Council, on climate change policies and desertification, I joined the consultancy world as European Affairs Adviser of a sustainability-driven agency, Schuttelaar & Partners. I have had the pleasure to be part of Hague Corporate Affairs for the past 3 years and to diversify my expertise.

My Proudest Achievements

My biggest achievement was to set up the multi-stakeholder European Alliance for Plant-based Foods (EAPF). First of the kind, the Alliance saw the light of day in 2020 and came to life with the support of a handful organisations from across the board (food industry and NGOs). In less than a year, it has grown to count 28 members and to be able to coalesce 90+ stakeholders for joint action on a major policy issue affecting plant-based food. I am now leading the team in charge of EAPF’s advocacy.

My Education

  • Master’s degree on European Affairs, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • Master’s degree on Political Strategy & Communication, University of Kent – Brussels School of International Studies, Brussels, Belgium

My Languages

French, English.

My Interests outside work

When COVID is not around, I like to venture around the globe and in culture foreign to mine. I also enjoy wood working and reading everything politics or sci-fi (they can be so close).

My Favourite Brussels anecdote

Figuring out the exact number of Ministers in place in Belgium may take some time. If you ever fancy that.

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