Ms Dora Correia is Director for General Affairs and Resources in the Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) since May 2016. The directorate has a very diverse portfolio including inter-institutional relations, legal affairs, IT, HR, budget and financial management, external and internal communication, audit and ex-post control.
Ms Correia, a Portuguese national, joined the Commission in 1996 after a few years in academics. During her career, she worked in a number of different departments: employment, justice and home affairs, secretariat general, cabinets, fisheries and maritime affairs. Her positions covered a variety of topics, including the preparation of previous multiannual financial frameworks, better regulation, policy development, and relations between EU institutions.
Between 2007 and 2010, she was an Assistant to the Secretary-General of the Commission, liaising with the private office of the President of the Commission and ensuring overall coordination. Between 2010 and 2012, Ms Correia was Member of the Cabinet of Vice-President Šefčovič, then in charge of Interinstitutional Relations and Administration. During this period, she was responsible for the negotiations of the Framework Agreement with the European Parliament, and for the implementation of some of the new features of the Lisbon Treaty, such as the European Citizen's Initiative, relations with National Parliaments and the new rules on delegated and implementation powers. In 2012, Ms Correia joined DG MARE as Head of Unit responsible for "Information, Communication, Inter-Institutional Relations, Evaluation and Programming", where inter alia she contributed to the successful inter-institutional discussions on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and modernised the DG's communication strategy and delivery.
Ms Dora Correia has studied International Relations and Political Science in Lisbon, and then the Masters in European Studies (Politics and administration) in the College of Europe in Bruges.
Chiara Petrioli is full professor and Director of SENSES lab and of the Cyber Physical Systems lab of the University of Rome La Sapienza. She is founding partner and R&D Director of WSENSE, the Sapienza spinout company on Internet of Underwater Things. Prof. Petrioli has been among the pioneers of underwater networking, an area on which she holds publications and international patents. She has been coordinator of game changing EC projects such as FP7 SUNRISE and EASME ArcheoSub. Her research has received international awards and has been listed in the NT100 global social techs changing our life 2016. Prof. Petrioli has been included in the list of Inspiring Fifty women in technology, Italy, 2018.
Helena Vieira has been an entrepreneur for the past 17 years. She has founded a few start-ups and was co-founder and CEO (2005-2013) of BIOALVO SA, a Portuguese natural resources biotech company. Helena was also the Executive Director of BLUEBIO ALLIANCE (2014-2019), the Portuguese network for the marine bioresources sector. Today, she is a Full Associated Invited Professor of FCUL, responsible for all teaching of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer. She is a PI at BioISI centre, responsible for the blue biotechnology unit at M&B lab. She is also an expert for marine biotech at the UN DAOLOS, Pool of Experts, EU-IPO, BBI-JU SC, European Marine Board and at the International Advisory Board of ERA NET MARINE BIOTECH. Helena has been an invited mentor for several national and international mentoring programs. Helena is highly skilled in start-up founding and fast growth, being an expert in biotech, pharma and cosmetics strategies.
Oihane C. Basurko (BSc in Environmental Science, MSc Environmental Engineering) completed her PhD degree in the field of sustainability assessment of marine technologies at the School of Marine Science and Technology of Newcastle University, UK (2010). She has worked on national and international projects regarding ballast water management, carbon footprint analysis of shipping, and marine environmental and social sustainability. She joined AZTI in 2010, and since, she has been involved on research projects related to fishing, aquaculture and shipping, particularly on their interaction with marine litter, energy efficiency, and non-indigenous species, and on leading these industries and relevant administration towards a sustainable development and management. Some of the works include the coordination of marine litter surveys at sea, establishing protocols for marine litter analysis at lab, energy auditing, fuel consumption optimisation through engine monitoring and modelling using intelligent algorithms, Life Cycle Assessment studies, and sustainability assessment of marine innovations. Currently, she is the Technical Coordinator of LIFE LEMA (http://lifelema.eu/en/) and BLUENET (https://www.bluenetproject.eu/) projects.
Dr Simon Forrest is CEO of Nova Innovation, which he co-founded in 2010. He has been in the energy sector for over 20 years, having worked with Scottish Power and Wood Mackenzie before setting up Nova Innovation. His previous experience includes hi-tech manufacturing at IBM, and investment banking in London and New York. Dr Forrest is a Chartered Engineer with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.
Julien Guerrier has been working at the European Commission for more than 20 years, mainly on industrial policy, international trade negotiations and corporate management issues in DG Enterprise (currently DG GROW) and Secretariat General.
As a representative of the Commission, he also managed the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Tokyo.
Currently, he is heading the European Commission - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), which manages several EU funding Programmes, including COSME, Horizon 2020, Life Programme and EMFF.
Before joining the Commission, he was at the French Ministry of Public Works and participated in an exchange of officials with the Japanese administration, where he worked for one year.
Julien Guerrier graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées in France and holds an MBA.