Meet our Team

  • Pablo Garrido
    Head Office

    Pablo heads up the EBAN’s Office, tracking issues of strategic importance to the early-stage investing ecosystem. He also strives to identify opportunities to influence the EU decision making processes, working closely with industry’s stakeholders to promote the excellence and expertise of EBAN’s Board Members to the European audience.
    Pablo is also responsible of the coordination and implementation of EBAN’s activities in EU funded projects. Being the first contact point of the Association, he is also looking after members’ interests and helping ensure they obtain best value from their membership. Prior to joining the organisation, he developed a successful finance career for international companies in Ireland, Spain and United Kingdom. With a solid background in banking and administration and a determined entrepreneurial character, Pablo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing Management by New Buckinghamshire University, United Kingdom, and a Master in Sport’s Management by the University of Southern Denmark.

    Ana Barjasic
    Project Manager

    Ana started collaborating with EBAN during the 13th Annual EBAN Congress in Vienna, and later relocated to Brussels headquarters as a Project Coordinator. In 2013, Ana managed the European Business Angels Week, the world’s largest initiative on promoting angel and early stage investment, with over 140 events in 34 countries.
    Ana holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Sociology from University of Zagreb, Croatia and is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Humanities at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her previous work experiences include PR, communications, marketing, journalism, project and event management.

    Juan de Hemptinne
    Research Assistant Trainee

    Juan started by studying administration in Brussels to quickly swap towards a Business Administration Bachelor at the University of Wales. After he continued his studies at IE Business School in Madrid. He holds now a Master Degree in Management with a spicialisation in Sales and Marketing. All along his academic life, Juan’s interest into entrepreneurship led him to write and contribute  to the creation of multiple Business Plans. Today he is eager to develop even more knowledge into entrepreneurship and more specifically investment of startups and other early stages markets. He is currently a trainee at EBAN as research assistant. This will help him to start his professional path in the field of his interest : entrepreneurship.

  • Medina Braha
    Research Analyst

    Medina Braha has started her work at EBAN as Research Analyst in the process of updating the Co-investment Funds Compendium and the Tax Outlook Compendium. These two publications, co-edited with BDO, remain an utmost tool to EBAN and its members and are highly regarded by policy makers across Europe. Medina holds a Master of Science degree in Economics for Business Analysis, obtained at Staffordshire University in United Kingdom. She also holds a bachelor degree in Management and Informatics, obtained at University of Prishtina, Kosovo.
    She also works as Teaching Assistant at University of Prishtina, Kosovo’s first and largest university among all public and private higher education institutions.
    At the same time she also holds the position of Ambassador (Executive Representative) of Baybars Altuntas for the Republic of Kosovo. In that position, she established the first Baybars Altuntas Junior Society in the world.

    Jean-Noel Durvy
    Senior Counselor, Special Projects

    Dr. Durvy has had a long and illustrious career in financing innovation, first for 30 years at the European Commission, where his last post from 2007 - 2010 was Director of the Innovation Policy Directorate of DG Enterprise and Industry, covering four units and employing 100 people. He then joined the Fondation Sophia Antipolis, Europe's first and largest Science and Technology Park for the last three years as Director General.

    Julie Morel
    Social Media Trainee

    As a social media trainee, Julie looks after the community management of EBAN. She publishes news about early stage investment through social channels and the website.
    Julie is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration at EDHEC Nice, France. She begins this internship after a 6-month ERASMUS program at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany. Thanks to this education, Julie had the opportunity to work for two start-ups. She got an overview of the SME’s world and realized the role of Business Angels’ investment in a company’s success. Julie is decided to pursue a Master in Entrepreneurship after her graduation.