Schuman Associates has a dedicated team of consultants with extensive experience in designing and deploying successful business strategies for our public and private clients.


Gerard McNamara
Founder and CEO
Gerard is Irish. He is founder and CEO of Schuman Associates. He has overall responsibility for business and client development in Schuman Associates. Gerard has pioneered innovative strategies for Schuman's clients growing their EU funding.
Head of Management and Planning
Ruth is Spanish. She is a partner in Schuman Associates and has overall responsibility in the firm for the management of the supply chain of services to the client, contributing to the overall business strategy of the company and supporting practice areas.
Head of Operations
Jan is German. He is a partner with Schuman Associates and heads up operations. He has assisted clients for over 15 years in developing strategies and building their presence in Brussels. Notable achievements include successful implementation of numerous advocacy campaigns at the highest EU levels.
Business Strategies and Market Entry
Danai is Greek. She has more than 15 years of experience in emerging markets business development and has laid the foundations for the company’s External Aid practice.


Business Director
Anca is Romanian. She is our Business Director in charge of designing, implementing, and overseeing strategies for increased productivity and growth within Schuman. Anca heads the Structural and Recovery Funds Practice.
Dominique VERWAEST
Finance Manager
Dominique manages Schuman's finances, both for clients and internally.
Odysseas Cartalos
Senior Adviser
Odysseas Cartalos provides strategic advice to enterprises, universities, research organisations and other institutions in developing and acquiring European funding for research, innovation and education projects.
Brian Cochrane
Senior Manager - Communication and Bids | Country Lead - Ireland
Brian is Irish. He is a marketing expert with over 20 years of consulting and project management experience.
Manager | Country Lead - Romania
Ramona is Romanian. Building on more than 14 years of experience with EU Structural and Investment Funding, she supports Schuman clients in implementing their funding strategies.
Irina is Romanian. She assists our clients with the implementation of their funding strategies and supports them with the preparation of project applications to be funded under EU Structural Funds, with a special focus on Romania. Prior to joining Schuman Associates, Irina worked in the NGO sector.
Manager - Investment Financing and Strategic Consulting
Anca is Romanian. With more than 13 years of experience in accessing public funding, Anca helps clients in the private sector investing in greenfield or brownfield projects identify the right funding opportunities for their projects.
Head of Strategic Communications
Ashya is Irish. She leads Schuman Associates' Strategic Communications practice and is Deputy Lead of the EU project, "the European Broadband Competence Offices Network" (BCO Network).
Head of Public Affairs
Dimitra is Greek. She is a Public Affairs and Communications professional with 13 years of international experience in the private sector, EU Institutions, trade associations and the public sector. 
Country Lead - Italy
Mike is half Italian and half American. He works on EU External Aid Funding and Advocacy. Prior to joining Schuman Associates he worked in the international division of a large Italian IT company managing international projects as well as developing new partnerships.
Country Lead - Poland
Ewelina is Polish. She assists clients with the implementation of funding strategies and preparation of project applications to be funded under EU Structural Funds with a special focus on Poland. She also supports in monitoring, organizing and attending events relevant for clients.
Country Lead - Iberia
Amir is Spanish. He supports clients in accessing EU funds in the Iberia market. He has over 13 years of experience in international policy and EU funding consulting, as well as in fundraising and advocacy, for both public and private sector in Europe, the MENA Region and ASEAN.
Floortje de Vink
Country Lead - France
Floortje is Dutch. She assists clients in accessing EU funds in the French market. She has over 12 years of experience in EU funding consulting and project coordination. She speaks Dutch, French and English. 
Country Lead - Greece and Cyprus
Dimitrios is Greek. He supports clients to access EU funds in Greece with a special focus in European Structural and Investment Funds.
Country Lead - Bulgaria
Tanya is Bulgarian. She joined Schuman in 2008. For the clients in Bulgaria she is doing Strategic reviews of EU programmes and market assessment. She assists them in public sector strategy development and identification of partners.
Nicolas MEIER
Country Lead - Germany and Austria
Nicolas is German. He supports our clients in Germany and Austria in the area of European Structural and Investment Funds.
Lucie Bisová Marková
Senior Consultant
Lucie is Czech. She supports clients to access EU funds in the Czech Republic.
Consultant, Warsaw office
Gosia is Polish. She supports Schuman clients in Poland in the area of European Structural and Investment Funds.
Kalliroi PAPPA
Journalist and Video Producer
Kalliroi is Greek. She is a journalist with educational background in Communication as well as in Management.
Graphic and Video Specialist
Gary is Dutch.He is a film and graphics expert with 20 years of international experience.
Account Executive
Lucia is Italian. She gives an overall support to Schuman activities, with European Structural and Investment Funds in Italy her main duty.
Angelo is Italian. He supports the public affairs and communications teams.
Account Executive
Kim is French-German and principally supports the EU funding team for Germany.
Adrian Blazquez
Account Executive
Adrian is Spanish. He supports the Public Affairs team.
Moa Brunström
Account Executive
Moa is Finnish. She supports the Public Affairs & Communications team in projects primarily related to the technology, telecommunications, and energy sector.
Ibone Alegre Arrieta
Ibone is Spanish. She supports the EU funding team.
Lorcan Mc Namara
Lorcan is Irish. He supports the EU Policy team.
Matteo Schmid
Matteo is German. He supports the EU funding team for Germany.
Adrianna Lisek
Adrianna is Polish. She supports the EU funding team for Poland.


Tony Merrigan
Tony Merrigan has over 40 years experience in the aviation sector, having worked with the Irish Aviation Authority in many roles, starting out as an air traffic controller through to a Global Business Development Manger and also handling Customer Relations with Air Operators.
Based in Brussels with more than 13 years’ experience in development issues and public affairs including 8 years’ lobbying experience in Brussels (EU funding and policy in Africa).
Patrick Colgan
From 2004 to 2015, Pat Colgan served as Chief Executive of the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), which was set up by the British and Irish Governments to manage the PEACE Programmes and INTERREG Programmes in Northern Ireland, Ireland and parts of Western Scotland.
Niamh Kenny
Niamh is Irish. She specialises in renewable energy, offshore wind, the hydrogen economy and the Green Deal. Niamh supports Schuman Associates clients who are interested in participating in a just energy transition, to position themselves strategically to avail of European Union supports in this area.
Dana Höller-Lipkova
Dana is Austrian. She supports clients in the area of smart city concepts and strategies, as well as public subsidies, especially in Germany and Austria. She speaks German, Slovak, Czech, English, French and a little Russian.
Andreas WESER
Andreas is German. He has over 25 years' experience in ICT, applied research and project and innovation management. His focus is on telemedicine / eHealth, management of funding opportunities and business development.
Diomides Mavroyiannis
Diomides is an economist specialising in microeconomics and decision theory.
Anne-Ingeborg van Luijn
Anne-Ingeborg is Dutch and Italian. She supports public and private sector clients to position themselves and apply for EU funding for projects in the Energy, Transport and Digitalisation sectors. She speaks English, French, Italian, Dutch and Norwegian.

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