Carl-Eric Portaels has many years of experience on the EU Brussels scene combining public affairs jobs at the EU Commission (DG Trade) with consultancies (APCO Worldwide) and industry associations. Before that he gained solid diplomatic experience with his work at several Belgian diplomatic missions, such as Vienna, Washington, D.C. and Geneva. Last year Carl-Eric briefly became an independent consultant on the Digital Single Market working for amongst others the Business Council of Canada.
He holds a master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges as well as from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a bachelor’s degree from Vesalius College. He had the chance to do an exchange at American University (Washington, D.C) and Sciences Po (Paris).
In his free time he gets passionate about French history, US politics and captivating crime seri