Ms Chiara Girardi will be our new Publications and Promotion Officer. She started on 14 March, 2016. Cynthia and Chiara will be working on close collaboration for two weeks. From 31 March, Ms Girardi will take over all the responsibilities regarding the REHVA Journal, the Guidebooks, the events and the activities for the REHVA supporters.
Chiara obtained a Master in International Journalism Studies in Dublin City University, Ireland. She worked first as Sales Representative in Italy and then she started her experience in the Press Office of the European Parliament. Immediately after the end of her internship in the European Parliament, she started working in an energy and environmental lobby in Brussels. Her experience there lasted a year and half before moving to REHVA. During her previous experience, she took care of the entire communication tasks such as Press Releases, Statistics and communication with Members, but also of a Project, RBO, dealing with invoices, international lobbying, organisation of events, etc. She speaks fluently English and Italian (mother tongue), and at basic level also Russian, 4 years of studies at university, and Spanish. Finally, she is studying French at l’Alliance Française in Brussels.
After spending several years at REHVA, Mrs Cynthia Despradel bids farewell on March 30th 2016 to REHVA to pursue other career opportunities.
Jaap Hogeling (left), Editor-in-chief of REHVA Journal and Cynthia Despradel (right), informing Chiara Girardi (center) on how to produce the journal in the future.