Staff

Here are our current staff members:

Frank Neumann, Director 

 E-mail: frank.neumann@imieu.eu

Frank Neumann studied Public Administration at Leiden University and at Indiana University and was a trainee with the European Commissions- DG Environment at the task force Environment/Internal Market. He holds a doctorate in Environmental Management and Public Administration from the University of Rotterdam and was a visiting scientist at MIT’s Sloan School and Princeton University . He has worked as a consultant with the Environment Directorate of the OECD and is currently the Director of the Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation in Brussels . Furthermore, he is a coordinator of the Paralia Nature project and advises port infrastructure and wind farm projects in relation to nature protection.
Hans Woldendorp studied law at Leiden University and works part-time as a senior adviser for the Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation. He has also worked for the European Commission’s DG Environment Legal department as a contact officer for The Netherlands and Belgium, specialising amongst others in the Birds and Habitats directives and large port projects in coastal zones. He publishes on the legal aspects of European and national nature protection policy in The Netherlands and advises large and small infrastructure projects (offshore as wells as onshore) in The Netherlands, and in France regarding the Birds and the Habitats directives and national permitting procedures.
 

Hans Woldendorp, Senior Adviser

E-mail: info@imieu.eu

Andrés Blanquet, EU Project Assistant

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 E-mail: a.blanquet@imieu.eu

Andrés Blanquet studied Political Sciences in Madrid and holds a Masters in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Sussex. He acquired experience in the private sector, working as a sales adviser in Sony Europe, as well as in the public sector, as a trainee in DG Presidency of the European Parliament. At the moment, he is enjoying his work in the INES Salinity Gradient Energy project. Andres Blanquet can work in French, English, Spanish and has some knowledge of a Dutch working environment.
Simon Hardy studied Political Sciences and European Studies in Brussels and holds a Masters in European Studies, specialisation Politics from the Institute of European Studies at the ‘Université Libre de Bruxelles’ as well as education in IT and design. He works as junior advisor business development at IMI on a variety of sustainability projects notable on estuary management and transport, but also is IMIEUs expert and is currently working on updating IMIEUs web presence. Simon can work in French, English and German.
 

Simon Hardy, Junior Advisor Business Development

E-mail: simon.hardy@imieu.eu