Maarten Haijer is the Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association, representing the leading online gambling operators licensed and regulated in the EU. The EGBA advocates consistent online gambling regulation based on fair competition in accordance with EU law. Before joining the EGBA as director for regulatory affairs, Maarten worked as the internal market and consumer protection counselor at the Netherlands permanent representation to the EU. Prior to that he held several positions in the Dutch ministry of economic affairs, dealing predominantly with EU and WTO trade policy issues.
Prior to working at EGBA, Ekaterina worked on complaint and infringement handling in relation to the legislation of DG Health and Consumers at the European Commission. Other work experience includes work as an Assistant to a Member of European Parliament and in a Brussels-based consultancy. Ekaterina holds a Ph.D in Health Policy from the Medical University- Sofia as well as an LL.M in European Law and a B.A. in European Studies, both from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. She speaks English, French, Dutch and Bulgarian.
Christilla Bonnet has been EGBA’s Office Manager for the past 5 years. She has worked in the past as a Business Centre Manager for the West Midlands in Europe’s office in Brussels, as well as an Operation Supervisor for the Law firm Latham & Watkins and as an assistant for an event agency. Christilla holds a B.S. in International Business Communications from Marymount Manhattan College in New York. She speaks English and French.
Before starting work at EGBA, Vasiliki worked at a media trade association in Brussels, focusing on EU digital market issues. She also worked at the European Commission in DG CNECT and DG EAC. Vasiliki is a qualified lawyer and holds a master degree in European Law from Maastricht University. In addition to her native Greek, she speaks English, Spanish and French.
Specialised in EU Law and Regulation, Liliana holds a M.A. in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe and a LL.M in European Legal Practice from Leibniz Universität Hannover. Before joining EGBA, Liliana did a traineeship at the Legal Service of the European Commission. Prior to that she worked on internal market issues for the public sector in Lisbon and as Consultant at Accenture in Brussels. She speaks English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.