Public roles

The following individuals ensure that IP Europe rules of engagement and governance principles are applied consistently and in all fairness.

Mogens               PETER CARL

Mogens PETER CARL

Executive Chairman

Role

The executive chair is seconded/supported by corporate members and co-Chairs if requested. The main responsibility is to represent the views of the Executive Board with EU institutions and senior policy makers.

Mogens devoted his career to European and international public policy issues. Deputy Director General, and subsequently Director General for DG Trade in the European Commission (1998 to 2005) he was the European Commission’s negotiator in the GATT Uruguay Round for services, intellectual property / TRIPS. From 2005 to 2008 he was Director General for Environment. Subsequently he acted as special adviser and personal representative of Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister of State for Environment, Energy and Transport, Paris. Danish national, he studied and worked in the UK, France, Switzerland, the United States and Belgium. M.A. (Economics), University of Cambridge; M.B.A., INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Rubén                 BONET

Rubén BONET

SMEs Chair

Role

The main responsibility of the SME chair is to represent the views of SMEs in the Executive Board and to relay them to EU institutions stakeholders.

Rubén Bonet is co-founder, President and CEO of Fractus, a European technology company specialized in the global wireless and telecom industries, named in 2005 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Rubén has an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering and an MBA at IESE Business School. Earlier in his career he was strategy consultant at Arthur Andersen. Ruben summary of accomplishments are the spin-off of Fractus from an R&D university, the funding with €20 million of venture capital, the international expansion across US and Asia, strategic partnerships with large industrial corporations, a later-stage MBO and the negotiation of patent technology licensing agreements.

Rubén has been recently appointed Entrepreneur-in-Residence at IESE and SMEs Chair in IP Europe, representing European SMEs.

Francisco MINGORANCE

Francisco MINGORANCE

Executive Secretary

Role

The Executive Secretary coordinates and supports all IP Europe activities.

Francisco advises international firms and governments agencies on EU policy and regulatory affairs. After working for the EU Commission on TRIPs-related matters and access to pharmaceuticals in Africa, Francisco opened the Business Software Alliance (BSA) representation in Brussels in 2000 where he managed public affairs for US Tech companies for over 10 years. In 2011 Francisco joined the partnership of an independent public affairs consultancy and since 2013 he manages with Europa Insights, a firm specialized in IP, trade and technology matters. Swiss and Spanish, Francisco is a lawyer with an engineering background. University of Geneva and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne.

Rory DOUGLAS

Rory DOUGLAS

Media contact

Role

For any media enquiries or for arranging a meeting with one of our spokespeople, please contact: rory.douglashome@heklacomms.com

Rory is a media and communications specialist with fourteen years’ experience working on the front-line of EU regulatory, corporate and special situations campaigns. He believes in communicating with conviction and delivering research-led campaigns that integrate online and offline disciplines to activate coalitions of advocates. He has successfully applied this approach to deliver positive outcomes for clients with targets ranging from changing regulatory frameworks, to merger and competition decisions, corporate reputation, industry positioning, internal change management and funding or revenue growth. He has worked with clients ranging from businesses in the telecommunications, healthcare, financial services, chemicals and biotechnology sectors, to cultural organisations, NGOs and governments.