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Our Services

Established in 2015, Miltton Europe is the European advisory arm of Miltton Group, one of the leading consultancies in the Nordic region. Our mission is to help companies, institutions and organisations to understand and navigate the European policy environment, while promoting their ideas and policy solutions across the continent.

Combining cutting-edge communication tools with creative campaigns and training programmes, we provide insight and strategic advice, organise events and seminars and assist with internal and external communication related to European issues.

Miltton Europe’s extended EU team in Brussels and Member States puts its expertise in national and European policymaking to good use, providing companies and institutions insights and creative solutions in the dynamic environment of the EU’s capital.

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THE TEAM

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Maria Wetterstrand
Managing Director

maria.wetterstrand@miltton.com
+46 70 242 4162 / +358 44 796 1163
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Maria Wetterstrand is the Managing Director of Miltton Europe, with an extensive background in Swedish politics and in sustainability consultancy in the private sector.

Prior to moving to the private sector, Ms Wetterstrand was for 10 years a Member of the Swedish Parliament and a spokesperson for the Swedish Green Party. During her time in politics, she played a pivotal role in shaping the Green Party’s position on EU integration and was involved with shaping Sweden’s positions on EU-level decision-making on sustainability, fisheries policy and climate. Prior to leaving politics, she also held a position as the Vice-Chair of the Committee of Industry and Trade in the Swedish Parliament.

In the private sector, Ms Wetterstrand has been based in Helsinki for the past ten years working in sustainability consultancy. Her most recent experience was that of a CEO of Miltton Group’s sustainability subsidiary Miltton Purpose, where she was advising clients in various sectors on sustainable and climate-friendly business practices and on effective public affairs.

As the Managing Director of Miltton Europe, Maria Wetterstrand uses her combined knowledge of sustainability and politics to provide clients with insights on what the future opportunities and challenges might look like and how to prepare for them – considering the European Green Deal, UN SDGs and other climate targets will shape the business environment in the coming decades.

Ms Wetterstrand holds an MSc in Biology from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and is passionate about directing businesses and organisations towards a more sustainable path.

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Patrik Gayer
Director

patrik.gayer@miltton.com
+358 40 722 6644
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Patrik Gayer has extensive experience from communications and public affairs consulting in an international environment. He has counselled corporate and civil society leadership on communications and PA strategy, as well as crisis and issues management. Patrik is at home in a fast-paced environment where he can use his expertise to drive the client’s business objectives.

Prior to his work in consulting, Patrik worked as a Political Adviser in the European Parliament and as Special Adviser to the Finnish Minister of Defence in charge of communications and media relations.

Patrik also has experience from positions of trust in civil society and politics, having, among others, served on the Helsinki City Audit Board.

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Lotta Nymann-Lindegren
Senior Consultant

lotta.nymann-lindegren@miltton.com
+45 31 790 048
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Lotta Nymann-Lindegren is a senior advisor specialised in EU policy-making and government affairs, including Brexit.

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nymann-Lindegren also works in cooperation with Miltton Europe's Danish partner, Holm Kommunikation, bringing the expertise of the Miltton Europe to Danish companies and organisations. She also contributes to strengthening the Nordic public affairs cooperation within Miltton.

Nymann-Lindegren has been active in EU-affairs for nearly two decades, working for the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s office. She has covered the EU from many different angles, serving at various departments in Helsinki and at Finnish embassies in Berlin and Copenhagen. Her latest assignment was at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU, where she was responsible for general EU policy, relations with EU institutions and staffing, as well as Brexit.

Nymann-Lindegren holds a MA in international relations from the University of Helsinki, and has also studied at the Helsinki Swedish School of Economics. In addition to her training at the Finnish Foreign Service, she has also attended the diplomatic training course of the German Federal Foreign office.

She speaks fluent Finnish, Swedish, German, English, Danish and French.

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Karin Riis-Jørgensen
Senior Advisor

karin.riis-jorgensen@miltton.com
+45 40 309 816
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Karin Riis-Jørgensen has been involved in politics since her youth, acting as a student politician whilst studying at Copenhagen University. Following a law degree in 1978 and a number of years in the private sector, as well as in the European Commission, Riis-Jørgensen became an MEP in 1994 for the Danish Liberal Party (Venstre). She was re-elected in 1999 and – heading the list for the Danish Liberal Party – in 2004.

In Parliament Riis-Jørgensen focused on the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection as well as the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. For many years she was the spokesperson of the ALDE group for competition issues. Karin was deputy chair of the ALDE group and chaired the Danish liberal group from 2002. Throughout her years in the EP Karin also served as a member of the Danish Liberal Party’s national parliamentary executive.

Riis-Jørgensen is the founder and chair of a private organisation, 7Lives, which seeks to put public focus on the need for more voluntary organ donations, with Riis-Jørgensen herself having donated a kidney to a family member. 7Lives has become a key player in the public debate on this issue. Riis-Jørgensen also chairs the Board of the European Privacy Association, and serves on the board of the European Centre for Minority Issues.

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Villu Varjas
Consultant

villu.varjas@miltton.com
+32 472 12 37 62
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Villu supports our industry and government clients with several technical files within telecoms, transport, industry and environment policies.

Villu is specialised in relations with the European Parliament, having worked at the Committee on Industry and Energy of the Parliament. He has also worked in the Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President for Transport.

Prior to joining Miltton in 2018, Villu worked for four years as Presidency Advisor coordinating the Estonian EU Presidency, first at the Government Office and subsequently at the Estonian Permanent Representation to the EU. During the Estonian EU Presidency in 2017, Villu managed relations with COREPER I related European Parliament Committees at the Permanent Representation.

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Henrique Laitenberger
Junior Consultant

henrique.laitenberger@miltton.com
+32 472 24 43 51
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Henrique Laitenberger works at Miltton Europe as a Junior Consultant, focusing on client relations and research.

Previous work experience on his part include internships with a party group at the Hamburg state parliament and a UK Member of Parliament. Additionally, Henrique has been active in various political organisations and campaigns on both a national and European level. His special fields of interests are foreign and security policy, political theory, and European integration. He also brings a strong general expertise in EU, German, and British politics, including Brexit.

Henrique holds a Master’s degree in Modern British and European History from the University of Oxford, where he is pursuing his PhD. He additionally holds a BA from King’s College London and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Göttingen in Germany. Henrique is fluent in German, English, French, and Portuguese, in addition to possessing a working knowledge of Swedish.

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Jare Järvinen
Junior Consultant

jare.jarvinen@miltton.com
+32 492 40 54 72
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Jare joined Miltton Europe as a junior consultant in March 2019, tasked with a supportive and coordinating role in the client teams. Jare specialises in EU policies on trade, industry and competition, as well as circular economy.

Prior to joining Miltton, Jare did a traineeship in the Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.

A Finnish national, Jare’s academic background consists of an MA degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe, as well as an MA degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen.

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Peppi Heinikainen
Junior Consultant

peppi.heinikainen@miltton.com
+32 491 88 47 87
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Peppi works with our transport, infrastructure and security policy clients, with a supportive and coordinating role in the client teams.

Prior to joining Miltton Europe, Peppi has worked with European Environment, Transport, and Foreign and Security policy at an office of a Member of the European Parliament. She also has a background as an EU columnist and as an assistant adviser at the Finnish Immigration Service.

Peppi holds a master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College London where she specialized on international law and security, conflict management, and on foreign and security policy. She also has a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University.

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Marit Hololei
Head of Finance

marit.hololei@miltton.com
+32 473 27 15 38
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Marit has been the Head of Finance of Miltton Europe since September 2018. She has strong experience in financial affairs, having worked for the Estonian Ministry of Finance and one of leading banks in the Nordic region. She holds an MA in Economics from the Tallinn Technical University.

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CONTACT

Miltton Europe
The Library
Square Ambiorix 10, 1000 Brussels
+32 2 88 00 619
www.miltton.be