BRUSSELS—Omnicom-owned EU public affairs firm GPlus Europe has appointed two new partners, promoting Lucía Caudet and Stéphanie Pochon.
Caudet has worked for 10 years in and around EU institutions and advises several multinational clients on public affairs in the areas of financial services, accounting, company law, information society and consumer policy. In the field of anti-trust she has recently provided counsel on speaking to the EU media and elites around several cross-border acquisitions and a major state aid case. Before joining GPlus four years ago, Caudet was head of communications for the European insurance industry federation.
Pochon is a specialist in strategic communications, EU regulation and the European Parliament and advises large companies, SMEs and trade associations in the areas of copyright, e-communications, transport, energy and gambling. Before joining GPlus in 2004 she had worked in the European Commission and the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.
GPlus has also added eight new employees: Aurélie Caulier, formerly with London-based public affairs consultancy Portland PR; Thomas Cole, who joins from the London-based Periodical Publishers Association; Sophie Heitz, formerly with polling organization Gallup; Nicholas Elles, who just finished an internship at the European Commission’s DG for External Relations; Vukašin Ostojic, who has worked at the European Commission’s DG Trade and Italian think-tank Equilibri; Benoît Roussel, who was working in the European Commission’s DG Employment and Social Affairs; ? Nina Trofimova, who has worked at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade; and Alexander Ward, who spent the last two years working in Macedonia, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia, where he was associate editor of Georgia’s only English-language newspaper.