Our Team

  • Jacopo Losso
    Director of Secretariat

    As the Director of Secretariat, Jacopo tracks 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. Jacopo 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. Jacopo holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Thanks to his education and his strong academic background both in marketing and in financial management, Jacopo has a successful track record with international work experiences. He is a native Italian speaker and perfectly bilingual both in English and Spanish.

    info@eban.org

    Ana Barjasic
    Director European Commission Projects
    Business Angels Week Coordinator

    Ana started collaborating with EBAN and aaia - Austrian Angel Investors Association in Vienna in 2013, and then moved to Brussels to be the Business Angels Week (BAW) Coordinator. In its three editions and under her supervision, BAW became the world’s largest initiative on promoting angel and early stage investment, with over 600 events in 55 countries. Ana is also leading European Commission projects on investment and investment readiness on behalf of EBAN. She holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Sociology from University of Zagreb, Croatia and University of Vienna, Austria. Her previous work experiences include PR, communications, marketing, journalism, project and event management.

    ana@eban.org

    Chloé Kuder
    Assistant Director of Secretariat

    As an EU Projects Assistant, Chloe works together with Ana on the European Commission projects on behalf of EBAN but also on other pan-European projects and the Business Angel Week. Before joining EBAN, she worked in an EU public affairs consultancy where she was in charge of developing services aiming at helping stakeholders to access European funding. Concurrently, she also acquired event management experience in a member-based European association focusing on Research & Innovation. She holds two Masters Degrees in Political Science from the University of Liège (Belgium) and International Relations and Geopolitics from Newcastle University (UK)

    euprojects@eban.org

  • Keti Chikhladze
    Marketing Manager

    As Marketing Manager, Keti handles EBAN’s various communication channels, as well as being involved with research and European Commission project activities. Having obtained her MSc. with distinction from the University of Sheffield International Faculty in Thessaloniki, Greece, she went on to collaborate with the Hellenic Business Angels Network and publish a paper on “Early Stage Investment in South East Europe” at the World Business Angels Investment Forum. In addition to other international experiences, Keti received her BA in Business Administration with distinction from the University of Georgia in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she is originally from.

    socialmedia@eban.org

    Medina Braha
    Research Analyst

    Medina Braha graduated in Msc. Economics for Business Analysis at Staffordshire University, UK. She is currently a PhD candidate in Business Administration at Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey. As Teaching Assistant at Faculty of Economics, University of Prishtina, Medina delivers tutorials in the subjects Management, Business Ethics, Managing SMEs, Statistical Analysis, and Risk Management. Medina has experience in both public and private sector, as well as in national and international research projects. As Research Analyst at EBAN she does research on the “Compendium of Co-investment Funds with Business Angels” and the “Compendium of Tax Outlook in Europe: Business Angels Perspective” which remain an utmost tool to EBAN and its members and are highly regarded by policy makers across Europe. Other engagements regarding entrepreneurship and investment of SMEs include the presentation of her paper (Angel Investment vs. Kosovo: A Promising Opportunity?) at the 9th Annual International Conference of Alb-Shkenca Institute, participation in local and international business events as well as participation at conferences organised across Europe by the European business angels community. Medina managed a market research project for the global pharmaceutical company Abbott, at its Netherlands’ branch. She contributed to all parts of the project by presenting the current market position, providing conclusions and recommendations to the Board and designing future strategies to be taken by the company. Medina contributed one year to the EU Office Twinning Project supporting the Office of the Auditor General of Kosovo. She also did research for the Kosova Health Foundation in the field of treating the repatriated migrants, with specific emphasis to the repatriation of the Roma community in Kosovo. Medina attended various conferences, workshops and trainings in the fields of research, entrepreneurship, SMEs, economic development, angel investment, fundraising, financial and performance audit, marketing, human resources, business, project management, politics etc. As a student she worked part-time and as an intern in organisations such as Kosovo Energy Corporation, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo, Central Election Commission of Kosovo and Zero Positive Publicis.

    medina.braha@eban.org

    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.

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