Weber Shandwick Brussels strengthens Public Affairs offering with 3 new hires

Agency invests in talent for technology, energy and transport teams

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public affairs and communications firms, today announced the appointment of three new hires within its EU Public Affairs practice, reinforcing its strategic capabilities on technology, energy and transport issues.

Anna Tobur has been appointed as Account Director, Technology. Tobur has 10 years’ experience working on European public affairs, on issues ranging from competition policy, platforms, and data protection, to geoblocking, copyright, cloud and cybersecurity, including many cross-market campaigns. She has also led projects in the areas of security and defence. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Tobur was a Senior Manager at Burson-Marsteller. She has also worked at AJC Transatlantic Institute and as an assistant to MEP Marek Siwiec, Vice-President of the European Parliament and MEP Andrzej Wielowieyski. Tobur, a Polish national, has a background in European studies, law and international relations.

Claudia Trivilino also joins the Technology team as Manager. Trivilino is an EU policy professional with five years’ experience working on technology dossiers. She previously worked for a Brussels-based international public affairs and communications firm, where she managed issues related to the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy. She has also worked at the Developers Alliance and the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. She is an Italian national with a legal background.

Finally, Weber Shandwick Brussels’ energy and transport team has been bolstered with the appointment of Adrian Garcia-Esteve as Senior Associate. Garcia-Esteve previously worked at Burson-Marsteller as part of both the government relations and energy and environment teams. He has also worked for Active International Consulting on human rights and global governance issues, as well as with the Secretariat of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs. Garcia-Esteve is a Spanish-American dual citizen, with a background in political science and international relations.

These three external hires further reinforce the agency’s strategic insights capabilities, following the recent arrival of David Leavitt, Digital Strategist, as well as the promotion of trainees Marina Carzol and Beatrice Brandmayr to Associates within the Healthcare and Digital Communications teams, respectively.

Speaking about the new appointments, Mónica Vicente Cristina, Co-Managing Director of Weber Shandwick Brussels, said: “I am thrilled to welcome these talented professionals into Weber Shandwick Brussels’ award-winning public affairs practice. Each of them brings a unique set of skills and experiences which will reinforce our existing capabilities and allow us to continue driving impactful political engagement and outreach for our diverse client base.”

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