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better living for all

Ethem Pekin
sustainability affairs, eu professional, phd
#environmentalpolicy #circulareconomy #climatechange #energy #publicpolicy
#sustainabledevelopment #sustainablefinance #sdg #governmentrelations
#corporategovernance #corporatecommunication #publicaffairs #policyanalysis
#eupolicy #networking #lobbying #groupdecisionmaking #negotiation
#projectmanagement #advisorycommission #highimpactpresentation
#entertolearndeparttoserve #deadlinedriven #publicspeaking #socialmedia

extend my 6-year adventure on eu affairs in real sustainable change within a
dynamic company. i would like to provide a significant contribution to companies
by my excellent policy monitoring, strategy setting, political campaigning and
communication skills.
name : ethem pekin
dob : 15 march 1981
pob : izmir
nationality : belgian

mobile : +32 496 599 316

work : +32 2 213 08 40
skype : ethempekin
address : smidsestraat 11, 1060
brussels, belgium
email :
web :

vrije universiteit brussel
brussels, belgium

solvay business school

phd in applied economics

vrije universiteit brussel
brussels, belgium

solvay business school

master in advanced management studies
master in european integration & development

dokuz eylul university
izmir, turkey

business faculty
bachelor in international relations

american collegiate institute
izmir, turkey

company info: the community of european railway and infrastructure companies
(cer) brings together more than 70 members - european railway undertakings,
their national associations as well as infrastructure companies. the membership
is made up of long-established bodies, new entrants and both private and public

senior environmental economist – sustainability affairs

brussels, belgium

what i work on:

 eu legislation on climate, energy, sustainable land use

 sustainable development goals, environmental action programmes
 coordinating cer environment group

what i achieved:

 successfully campaigned for climate change during cop21: train to paris

 achieved an outreach of cer in dg clima and dg ener
 established a strong presence in networking platforms: e-mobility

company info: the vrije universiteit brussel is a flemish university located in
brussels, belgium. the solvay business school covers a broad range of fields of
knowledge including the accounting, business economics & strategic
management, economic, monetary & financial policy and operational research.

research associate
vrije universiteit brussel
brussels, belgium

what i achieved:

 managed an european interreg project

 organised academic conferences
 developed a decision support tool for sustainable mobility policy

lufthansa cargo
frankfurt, germany

what i achieved:

 developed a global sales cockpit and improved sales reports

core strengths
 excellent networker
 high impact presentation skills
 lobbying for positive change
 top project management
 wordpress and social media management

 dutch - intermediate
 english - excellent
 french - intermediate
 german - intermediate
 turkish - native

project management in aiesec, the world’s largest international student
organisation. organised an international project ‘breaking the borders’ between
turkey and greece. taken editorial role in drafting newsletters and developing an
internet portal. realised funds for new incoming exchange students. as an alumni
experienced an international traineeship at luftansa cargo in germany.

memberships &

 aiesec: association internationale des étudiants en sciences économiques et

 nectar: network on european communication & transport activities research
 tema : the turkish foundation for the protection of natural habitats
 uic ees platform: international union of railways

conferences & workshops i organised

 cop24: the takeaways for Europe

29 january 2019, brussels, 100 participants
 rail – europe’s climate solution?
10 october 2018, brussels, 100 participants
 reducing rail freight noise: what should we do?
3 may 2017, brussels, 100 participants

conferences & workshops i talked

 2019 workshop on noise and vibrations : paris

 2019 belgian young greens debate : brussels
 2016 conference on vegetation management : paris
 2016 workshop on noise and vibratiions : paris
 2013 world conference on transport research : rio de janeiro

 article
“transport and greenhouse gas emissions: challenges for 2030”
global railway review, 2017
 book
“intermodaal binnenvaartvervoer”
vubpress, 2011
 more than 40 contributions that include feasibility studies, research papers,
conference papers and articles on several academic & sector media

activities & hobbies

 collecting : amateur super8mm holiday movies, cameras and vinyl’s
 film making : short documentaries using super8mm film
 photography : photo-blogging using film cameras
 reading : post-war history
 tennis : licensed player

 references available upon request