Based in Brussels, at the heart of the European district, our permanent team deals with all EU policy areas that are relevant for our members and their companies, in order to secure and maintain a permanent and constructive dialogue with the European institutions, international organizations and relevant stakeholders, to promote the legitimate interests of EU wine companies.

We occasionally take on interns to support us in our daily work or to assist us on specific projects. Check out this page regularly to know more about internship opportunities.

Dr Ignacio Sánchez Recarte   Secretary General

Ignacio joined CEEV as Secretary General in June 2015. His role is to manage the association, from day-to-day administration to strategic orientation, to facilitate meetings of CEEV’s various bodies and to coordinate the work of the CEEV staff. Ignacio is also the voice of the association in its contacts with external interlocutors, including the press.
A Spanish citizen, Ignacio is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Marina Malherbe  Policy Officer – Internal Market and CMO issues

Joining in October 2019, Marina is responsible for all horizontal and vertical EU regulatory issues relevant to the wine sector.
Originally from Ukraine, Marina has spent many years in France before moving to Brussels. She is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, French and English.

Filippo Valentini   Policy Officer – Fiscal, Environment and RD issues

Filippo joined CEEV in May 2019 and is in charge of taxation issues as well as environment and Research & Development areas.
Born in Brussels to Italian and German parents, Filippo is a native Italian and French speaker who also masters English and German.

Juilette Moinereau   Policy Officer – External Trade issues

Juliette holds a Bachelor’s degree in private Law and American Law, as well as a Master’s degree in Wine and Spirits Law from Reims’ University. She joined the team in February 2023 and deals with external trade issues.

Coming from Lyon in France, Juliette is fluent in French and English.

Gaya Ducceschi   Head of Wine & Society and Communication

Gaya has joined the CEEV team in April 2024, after acquiring extensive experience in EU public affairs and policy communications for the past 15 years, working in PA agencies and associations with a focus on agri-food, health and sustainability.

At CEEV, Gaya deals with Wine & Society issues and is also in charge of Communication. Originally from Sardinia (Italy), she speaks Italian, English, French and Portuguese.

Julie Bouveret   Office Manager

Julie has been the Office Manager of CEEV since September 2007. She assists the Secretary General in the daily management and administration of the association, coordinates contacts with members, and is also responsible for accounting, HR, communication, IT and logistics.
Julie is Belgian and speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.