GLOBAL MANAGEMENT TEAM
Patrizia is a Junior Research Fellow at IEMed and a MURISD student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She holds an LLB and a Bachelor in Global Governance from ESADE. After her exchange programs in Jerusalem and New Delhi, she worked as an intern at the Elcano Royal Institute and the Embassy of Spain in Rome.
Passionate about China and India, she is focused on Chinese politics, Indian foreign policy, and EU external action.
Marina Ortiz Aguiló
Marina holds a Double Degree in Economics and Law from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and is now pursuing an EMA in Chinese Economy at Fudan University.
She is passionate about learning Chinese in the hopes of achieving full fluency, EU-China relations, behavioral economics, and blockchain.
Ilaria holds a Bachelor in Oriental Studies with a curriculum in Chinese language and culture at La Sapienza, and studied Chinese language at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Currently pursuing an MA in International Relations in the Digital Era at LUMSA, she is now doing an internship at the Italian Economic, Trade and Cultural Promotion Office in Taipei (IETCPO) at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Pablo Andrés Gutiérrez
Deputy Secretary General
Pablo Andrés Gutiérrez holds a degree in Political Science and an MA in the European Union and the Mediterranean, both from the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a second MA in Leadership, Diplomacy and Intelligence at CEU University Abat Oliba. He is currently preparing for an EU recruitment competition.
Deputy Secretary General
Conor holds a degree in International Commerce and Chinese and is currently pursuing a Masters in International Relations at University College Dublin.
His research passion includes the future of democracy, the European Union and China, Foreign, Climate and Trade Policy. He aims to contribute to the debate on EU-China relations while improving the agency of young Europeans to have their voices heard.
Joan Martínez Abad
Joan is currently pursuing a degree in East Asian Studies, Chinese and business curriculum, at Univesitat Autònoma de Barcelona and at Università Ca'Foscari. He also studied Chinese Language and Culture at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and at Tianjin Foreign Studies University. He’s interested in international trade, supply chain management, and intercultural communication.
Head of Strategic Communication
Alessia Paolillo graduated in Oriental Studies, Chinese curriculum, at La Sapienza for both her bachelor and master degrees.
She's currently enrolled in a second master's in International Public Affairs at Luiss Guido Carli.
An expert in Sino-Italian relations, passionate about Chinese domestic and foreign politics, she is addicted to Chinese dramas, and DRAMAtically not ashamed of it!"
Currently pursuing an MSc in Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Development at Leiden University, Blanca holds a Double BA in International Relations and Translation and has studied abroad at SOAS and the Freie Universität Berlin.
She has pursued her passion for foreign policy and security in Asia-Pacific and the EU via internships in think tanks such as the IEEE and the Spanish Chinese Policy Observatory, as well as her work in European youth organizations such as the European Student Think Tank. She is currently interning at the International Institute for Asian Studies.
Head of EG China
Born and raised in Italy, Mauro graduated in economics from the University of Glasgow, UK. In 2018, Mauro left the UK to come to Shanghai, where he graduated with a master's degree in Chinese Economy at Fudan University. Mauro is a finance manager at RsA Asia, tax and corporate advisory firm assisting companies, multinational groups, and institutions in the Asian region.
Mauro's greater passion, as you can understand from his professional background and by his presence in EG, is bridging Europe and China. Causes of special interest for Mauro are intergenerational justice and financial literacy.
Head of EG Italy
Martina holds a double bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Civilization. She is currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in International Relations at Peking University.
Head of EG Italy, her life motto reads “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”.
Head of EG Germany
Julius is currently pursuing a degree in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth. Having spent some time abroad at Peking University, he is particularly interested in Chinese philosophy, the history of ideas, and the promotion of intercultural dialogue.
Antonio José Pagán Sánchez
Antonio José Pagán Sánchez holds a degree in History (University of Murcia) and a master´s degree in Chinese Studies (Pompeu Fabra University). He is currently a PhD student in International Relations at Nankai University and at the City University of Hong Kong.
He is interested in Chinese politics, Chinese foreign policy and the international implications of the rise of China.