Efama hires Diezhandino to head new public policy department

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Brussels-based European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama) has hired Gabriela Diezhandino (pictured), the former head of Public Affairs for Insurance Europe, to head its newly created Public Policy Department.

The new department is aimed at promoting Efama’s legislative agenda and the views of its members, it will work closely alongside Efama’s two other specialist divisions – Economics and Research, directed by Bernard Delbecque and Regulatory Policy, directed by Vincent Ingham.

As Director of Public Policy, Diezhandino will take responsibility for strengthening political and public support for Efama’s  issues and priorities, ensuring that the industry retains a strong voice and positive representation.

“The creation of this new role is proof positive of our commitment to engaging constructively with law-makers, and is a particularly important and strategic move for us in the context of the newly elected European Commission and Parliament,” comments Peter de Proft, director general of Efama.

Diezhandino joins Efama from Insurance Europe, where she was head of public affairs for the past seven years, overall she has 14 years of experience in EU affairs.

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