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Pietro De Matteis
An economist by training, he obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a Masters-level degree from the European College of Parma. He lived and worked in several European countries as well as in the US and China. He currently works for the European Commission.
He has been involved in the French Federalist Party for 10 years, and served as its President since 2009. He has a Masters in Economics, Law and Politics from Sciences-Po and has been working in Paris as an adviser in corporate and financial communication for more than 20 years.
Former student of Sciences-Po Bordeaux, she works today in the first french advertisement agency. Born in 1965, she has spanish and polish origins. She was a federalist activist since her early twenties. Indeed she used to work in the European Parliament. She is one of the founders of the French Federalist Party in 1995, she was 28 years old. Since then she took part in almost every local elections as a candidate. She took part in all the Federalist Party struggles, including the 2005 referendum campaign. She was the candidate of the European Federalist Party for the 2012 presidential elections.
In june 2012, she runs for parliamentary elections in the 9th electoral constituency of the Hauts-de-Seine.
Marco is a lawyer specializing in corporate and commercial law as well as cross-border mergers & acquisitions. He has spent his career in China, having served for three years as vice-chairman, Shanghai chapter, of the EU-China Chamber of Commerce. Marco's help was crucial for founding the Italian chapter of the EFP and organizing the recent Convention. He is responsible for liasing and coordinating actions between the national chapters and the federal board of the EFP.
Ghita Lanzendörfer-Yu, from Hamburg, Germany, holds a PhD in Chemistry and has a work history of 17 years in the cosmetics industry. She lived 5 years in Shanghai, China - a period which completely changed her view on Europe and compelled her to join the EFP in 2012.
Maria has been the national coordinator for Portugal and working with the EFP's communication strategy for two years. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at University of California, Berkeley.
Henri is a student in Management & Accounting in the IAE de Créteil in Paris and has worked as an apprentice at a large French energy company. He will be contributing his accounting skills to the Party. Henri has become a member of the EFP and several young federalist organizations over the past year.
Programme and Electoral Platform
Harry holds a Ph.D. in EU and US law and works as a practicing lawyer in Athens. He is the founder of the Greek section of the EFP and is responsible for coordinating the drafting of our federal programme for the upcoming European Parliament elections in 2014.