Secretariat

Wout van Wijk – Executive Director

Wout van Wijk is the Executive Director of News Media Europe. Prior to this, Wout held the position of senior EU affairs manager at Huawei Technologies in their Brussels office, where he lead their public outreach on Cyber Security and Data Privacy Protection.

Wout also worked with the European Commission on Trust and Security related policy and research. He started his career as a Government Affairs manager for the trade association of Europe’s direct marketing industry, FEDMA where he worked on data protection and privacy issues.

Wout holds an Msc in Communication Studies from the Twente University, The Netherlands and an MA in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Iacob Gammeltoft – Policy Advisor

Iacob, a Danish and Brazilian national, worked as a EU public affairs consultant prior to joining NME as a Policy Advisor, advising clients on EU digital, financial services, competition and trade policy.

Iacob also spent some time working for the European Commission, as a bluebook in the Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill, and for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a trainee in the Danish Embassy in Brazil.

He holds an Msc in International Management from the University of Bath, and another in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford.