The overwhelming feedback from our first two mentoring rounds encouraged United Europe and its partner Schwarz & Pfeiffer Executive Advisory Partners to continue the programme with new mentees and mentors. The mentorship between young leaders and experienced executives promises an exchange between generations and offers the opportunity for individuals to tap into the knowledge of those with more experience than themselves and learn faster than they would on their own. It’s also an opportunity to grow their network across the European continent and connect with leaders rather than only with their peers.
In 2023 United Europe will focus on organising a large 2/3-day conference that will turn into an annual event for United Europe’s Advocates. The United Europe Advocacy Conference will offer participants the opportunity to engage more intensively and through interdisciplinary exchange on current European issues to build both professional and personal bridges across the continent. United Europe will invite leading figures to join the group as guest speakers.
Megatrends, multilateral and global issues are to be discussed at the conference. It will also be a platform for the mentees to present a project they have been working on to redefine Europe’s narrative. The previous cohort has focused on digital health, mobility, the taxonomy and energy price crisis, Brexit and digital transformation.
How to become a United Europe Advocate?
Each year, United Europe corporate and individual members have the opportunity to nominate candidates or apply to the program. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee and matched. Finally, a new cohort of Mentors and Mentees will be working together on redefining Europe’s narrative.
If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact us by email at .
Who are the mentees?
Nominated young professionals from corporate and individual members and former participants of Advocacy Seminars: 28-40years old professionals with a corporate, policy or media background.
Mentoring takes place in 1:1 conversations via Zoom/telephone or in-person approximately 2 to 4 hours per month.
Who are the mentors?
Active members of United Europe and professional mentors from the Bernotat & Cie network.*
Christine-Anne Chevry is currently Senior Manager Digital Industry Business Solutions – HO of Information Management Digital Industry at AIRBUS Helicopters. She has worked in 4 Countries, Brazil, Germany (12 years), Australia and France.
HR professional in large organisations and scaled up start-ups, she particularly focuses on transformation and change management, from digital transformations to mergers and acquisitions.
Senior Fellow Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Vice President International Institute for Peace in Vienna, former United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Member of United Europe.
Ingrid Maass is Managing Partner at ‘acrossabridge.com’, Board Member IABG GmbH, Strategic advisor, long time executive in project organizations, passionate about people, excellence, technology & high growth environments.
Steve Price is a retired Head of Unit of the European Commission. Over 33 years he climbed the ladder from Assistant to Administrator to Head of Unit. For the last 20 years of his career, he managed large teams and, as such, recognizes the challenges involved in managing people but also the potential of this source of, often untapped, potential.
Dr. Michael Rupp is Head of Sector regarding Connectivity and the Green Deal in the European Commission. From 2015 to 2018 he was Head of Section for migration, border management and justice reform in the EU Delegation in Turkey.
Former CEO of Heineken, chairman of the supervisory board of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport until 2017. He is currently a non-executive board member of Intertrust Holding NV and of Hunter Douglas NV and Vice President of United Europe.
Executive mentor, management consultant, former member of the Board of Management for Human Resources and Labor Director of Adam Opel GmbH; various leading positions in employer and trade associations.
Paul van Son has been active for more than 40 years in supervisory boards, executive boards and in operations management positions in the international energy business. In the last 20 years, he has been a driving force in the energy transition in Europe, West Asia and Africa.
Koen runs an advisory business working with a number of infrastructure investment companies as well as with non profit organisations in the capacity of (start-up) investor, strategic advisor, executive mentor and independent board member.