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Our team and values

Programme office

Circular Bio-based Europe’s team comprises about 29 staff members, integrating the programme office in charge of the day-to-day management of the European partnership. Under the leadership of the Executive Director and following Horizon Europe rules, it implements the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

The programme office carries out a variety of tasks, including:

  • Call management and programme monitoring
  • Administration
  • Financial management
  • Legal control
  • Human resources
  • Communication


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Dieter Brigitta

Programme Officer and Call Coordinator

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Marta Campos Iturralde

Acting Head of Administration and Finance Unit and Legal Manager

Andrei-Paul Corescu
Andrei-Paul Corescu

Programme Unit Assistant

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Diego Diez Anadon

Financial Assistant

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Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore

Executive Director

Carlo Gubitosa
Carlo Gubitosa

IT Officer

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Chloë Johnson

Project Officer

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Pilar Llorente Ruiz de Azua

Programme Officer and Scientific Committee Secretariat

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Simone Maccaferri

Project Officer

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Luisa Mascia

Project Officer

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Alberto Mattiuzzi

Internal Control and Audit Manager

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Ioana Mitrofan Bandol

Financial Assistant

CBE JU Financial and Accounting Correspondent Claire Morrey
Claire Morrey

Financial and Accounting Correspondent

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Caroline O'Sullivan

Stakeholder Relations and Executive Assistant

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Monica Padella

Project Officer

Paola Paiano
Paola Paiano

Project Officer

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Mónica Pérez-Cabero

Project Officer

CBE JU Legal Assistant Paloma Perez Moreno
Paloma Pérez Moreno

Legal Assistant

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Virginia Puzzolo

Head of Programme

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Giovanna Rizzetto

Project Officer

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Ana Ruiz Sierra

Programme Officer and States Representatives Group Secretariat

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Albert Sánchez Carmona

Digital Communications Coordinator & Communications Assistant

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Ilia Tzanev

Financial Assistant

Elina Zicmane
Elina Zicmane

Communications Officer

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Oliver Zobell

Project Officer

Our values

The CBE JU team collectively wrote the values that guide our work.

The core values of the CBE JU are:


  • We set and respect high standards of ethics and integrity.
  • We are responsible for our activities.
  • We are professional and aim to be excellent in all facets of our work and conduct.


  • We care for the planet.
  • We want to leave a good legacy on the global level.
  • We want to contribute to making a significant change for the planet, for the EU citizens and for future generations in terms of environment and prosperity.


  • We are results-oriented.
  • We are committed to delivering our mission with efficiency and effectiveness.
  • We are a dynamic and passionate team that strongly believes in CBE JU’s vision.


  • We are driven and inspired by efficiency and knowledge sharing.
  • We work together to bring out the best in each other by being an example and walking the talk.
  • We contribute to the change we want to see in a spirit of continuous improvement.

Team spirit

  • People and togetherness are at the very heart of the organisation.
  • We build on diversity and openness, making our differences work for common goals.
  • We entertain a working environment based on trust, respect and mutual support.
  • We believe that the whole exceeds the sum of the parts.