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/// ABOUT - Team Members

John Farnell

Senior Advisor

John, a former Director in DG Enterprise, is now writing on EU-China economic relations. He was EU Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford University, for the academic year 2011-2012.



Gustaaf Geeraerts

Board Member

Gustaaf is a Belgian national who is the Director of the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).



Mascha Peters

Associate Fellow

Mascha is a political scientist with a special interest in Korea.  She has taught at the Free University Berlin and completed post doctoral research at the Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg. A Korean Foundation Scholar, she was also a Visiting Fellow at Sogang University, Seoul.



Ariane Combal-Weiss

Research Assistant


Ariane holds a Master's Degree in Advanced European and International Studies from Sciences Po Lille (France) and has completed a traineeship at the Delegation of the European Union to Singapore. She speaks Mandarin and as a stong interest in Southeast Asia and regional organisations



Dandan Wan

Research Assistant
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Rui Yan

Research Fellow



Fraser Cameron, Director

Board Member


Fraser has lived and worked in Belgium for 20 years. A former British diplomat and EU official, he is a visiting professor at several universities in Asia.



Tom Roe, Senior Vice President

Board Member

An Asia expert, from 2002-2012, Tom was Adviser to the Asia and Pacific Department of the European External Action Service in Brussels, including postings as EU Head of Mission in Hong Kong 2004-2008 and as EU Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Singapore 2010-2011. 



Wenwen Shen

Research Fellow


Wenwen has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Bath. Her research interests focus on the EU as a normative power and on EU-China relations.



Piet Steel, VP, Corporate

Board Member

Piet is a former Belgian diplomat with considerable multinational experience related to Asia, especially Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam



Axel Berkofsky

Senior Advisor

Dr. Axel Berkofsky is a Gianni Mazzocchi Fellow, University of Pavia, Italy. He is a former senior policy advisor at the EPC; his research interests focus on Japan and East Asia.



Sungjin Kang

Senior Advisor


Sungjin Kang is a South Korean lawyer working for LG Display in Seoul, South Korea. He used to work for law firms in Brussels. He specialises in international trade law and EU competition and regulatory laws. He is a member of the ASEF alumni and has a keen interest in EU-Asia relations.



Wei Shen, VP, Research

Board Member

Wei, an expert on China/Asia-Europe relations is Professor of International Affairs at the ESSCA School of Management, Angers.



John Kleinen,

Senior Advisor

Professor. John Kleinen is an anthropologist and historian. He is a staff member of  the Amsterdam International School for Social Science Research (AISSR) and the Maritime Research Centre Amsterdam (MARE) with an interest in the (environmental) history of Southeast-Asia and Vietnam in particular.   



Brian Iselin, VP, Projects

Board Member

Australian, Independent Consultant, China background and Mandarin speaker.

 



Margaret Cameron

Board Member


Margaret is British and a freelance translator. She has a teaching, administrative and financial background.