Parkstraat 83, 2nd floor,
2514 JG, The Hague,
Registration (NL): 73301941
Registration (DE): 85403654
Registration (UAE): MC 12634
VAT ID (NL): NL 859448629B01
VAT ID (DE): DE 331661058
SENIOR COUNSEL | BRUSSELS
Rik Servais has been working in Brussels for more than twenty years as a public affairs expert and EU law specialist. He started his career in 2003 at a Brussels-based boutique EU public affairs agency before he joined the government affairs team of a large international law firm where he worked for more than twelve years. In this capacity, Rik developed extensive expertise in representing the interests of his clients at the level of the EU institutions, including the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, and the governments of the EU Member States. He has specific experience in working for clients from the Gulf region and the wider MENA region, in particular foreign embassies (non-EU countries).
Rik holds a Master’s Degree in European & International Law from the Maastricht University in the Netherlands and a Master’s Degree in European Integration from the VUB in Brussels.
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR | ABU DHABI
Dr. Saskia Van Genugten is an Associate Director at MacroScope Strategies.
Before joining M2S, Saskia served as Strategy and Policy Advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Defense. She was also a Senior Research Fellow at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy in Abu Dhabi, a Political Affairs Officer for the UN Mission to Libya (UNSMIL), a Manager in the Government and Public Sector Advisory arm of PwC, and a staff member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Development Cooperation of the Senate of the Netherlands.
She was a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute (MEI) and is currently a Strategic Advisor on the Middle East at the Hague Center for Security Studies (HCSS). She has an extensive publications track-record in international affairs related issues, both in Europe and the Middle East.
Saskia holds a PhD in European and Middle East Studies from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), an MA in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), an MA in the History of International relations and a BA in Italian Literature from Utrecht University.
Languages: English, Dutch, Italian.
ANALYST | ABU DHABI
May Sonbol is an International Affairs Analyst with the Abu Dhabi practice of M2S.
May holds a BA in International Relations and a Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from the American University in Dubai (AUD). Native of Alexandria (Egypt), she lived, studied and worked in the UAE for most of her life, working in the fields of foreign policy, PR and international business facilitation.
Languages: English, Arabic, French and Spanish
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | BERLIN
Chiara Nowak is a graphic designer with the Berlin practice of M2S.
Chiara joined M2S during the final stages of her Graphic Design studies at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. During her studies she conducted an Erasmus semester in Vienna and a 6-month internship at a leading Branding and Design studio in Berlin.
Prior to this, she lived and studied in South Africa and Cyprus, gaining experience in Web Design and Development. While living in Cyprus, Chiara held a solo exhibition in Limassol for her artwork dealing with refugee assimilation in Europe. In addition, Chiara won third place in a competition organized by the Cyprus Government and European Commission, aimed at creating a communication tool in the promotion of democratic participation of Cypriot citizens in the European Elections of 2019.
Over the course of her studies and work experience, Chiara has developed a strong portfolio with skills ranging in 3D and Interactive Media Design, Branding, Web Design and Development, Animation and Multimedia design.
Languages: English, German, Afrikaans
TRAINEE | BERLIN
Carl Hagenau is a trainee with the Berlin practice of M2S.
Carl is currently an MA International Security candidate at Groningen University (The Netherlands), specializing in conflict analysis and conflict management. He holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University, with a Minor in European and International Law.
Languages: German, English, elementary Spanish
Dr. Alice Alluni is a Research Consultant at M2S.
Alice is an independent researcher and development consultant, who has worked on projects for the UK Ministry of Defense, the Global Initiative Against Transitional Organized Crime, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, the British Council, the Overseas Development Institute, the Durham Global Security Institute, and M&C Saatchi Group.
Prior to joining M2S, Alice also worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Office of UAE Minister of State, HE Dr Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber.Alice holds a PhD in Government and International Affairs from Durham University and an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
Languages: Italian, English, French, Arabic.
CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR | BRUSSELS
Tim Eestermans is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director of MacroScope Strategies (M2S).
Prior to setting up M2Sin 2018, Tim served as Senior Counsel at the Global Government Affairs team of leading international law firm DLA Piper. In 2010, Tim moved to Abu Dhabi to join the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) assisting in the setting up of the Policy Planning Department and serving as one of its team leaders. At MOFAIC, his main achievement was his involvement in securing visa-free access for Emirati citizens to the Schengen Area.
Tim started his career in the foreign service of the Netherlands, with postings in The Hague, Jakarta, and Madrid, where he closely experienced the 2004 bomb attacks on two commuter trains. He also served in the Policy Unit of EU High Representatives Javier Solana and Catherine Ashton, primarily dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan from an EU foreign policy perspective.
Tim obtained an MA in Political Science from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a Diploma in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna and Washington DC. He also studied in Buenos Aires and Urbino.
ASSOCIATE | ABU DHABI
Prior to joining M2S, Veerle worked as a Private Sector Analyst at the World Bank Group, analyzing the ease of doing business at sub-national level within the EU. She also served as an intern at the Diplomatic Missions of the Netherlands in Geneva and Miami, working for their Political Departments, as well as for UNICEF’s Child Protection Program in Sri Lanka.
Veerle holds a MA diploma in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and a double major BA/BS in Leadership Studies and International Studies from the University of Richmond.
Languages: English, Dutch, conversational Spanish and French.
ASSOCIATE | BERLIN
Harry Walker is an associate with the Berlin practice of M2S.
Prior to joining M2S, Harry lived and studied in Latvia, Cyprus and the Netherlands. During his studies he worked for a London-based translation company, and a German law firm where he, inter alia, liaised with the German embassy and relevant political foundations.
Harry holds an LL.M. in European law from Leiden University and an LL.B. in Law and Diplomacy from the Riga Graduate School of Law. He is also a German state-certified IT-Assistant.
Languages: German, English
Dominik Hertlik is an associate with the Berlin practice of M2S.
Prior to joining M2S, Dominik worked with Oxford Analytica in New York, the Representation of the European Commission in Hungary, Lufthansa Group and BMW Group in Brussels, and the Department of Labor and Economic Development of the City of Munich.
Dominik holds an MA in International Relations from the Central European University and a BA in European Studies from the University of Maastricht. During his studies, he also spent semesters abroad in Hong Kong and New York.
Languages: German, English, Hungarian, French
Georg Berezkin is an associate with the Berlin practice of M2S.
Prior to joining M2S, Georg worked with the Parliamentary Group of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) in the Bundestag, GPlus Europe, and Open Europe Berlin.
Georg holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations from Queen Mary, University of London and Master of European Studies (M.E.S) from the Free University Berlin and Technical University Berlin.
Languages: German, English, Russian, Ukrainian, French
SENIOR ASSOCIATE | BRUSSELS
Christopher Evren is a Senior Associate in the Brussels practice of M2S.
Prior to joining M2S, Christopher worked as a senior analyst with first Aegis Advisory and later Garda World, where he developed insights on European and MENA affairs to many Fortune Global 500 companies and led a team of analysts and contributors.
Christopher holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London and a BA in Political Science with a minor in Islamic Studies and Societies from Boston College. He is also an amateur cellist.
Languages: English, French, elementary German
CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR | BERLIN | ABU DHABI
Dr. Timo F. Behr is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director of MacroScope Strategies (M2S).
Before setting up M2S, Timo has worked across the government and research sector in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the US, most recently serving as a senior advisor at the Policy Planning Department of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) in Abu Dhabi. Previously, Timo has held a number of research and academic positions and has taught International Relations and European Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Bologna, and the University of Helsinki. He is a non-resident fellow with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) and a Subject Matter Expert at the Hague Center for Strategic Studies (HCSS).
Timo holds a PhD in European and Middle East Studies from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), as well as an MA in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS).
Languages: English, German, French, Italian