Members of the jury
Secretary General, The Brewers of Europe
Appointed Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe in 2010, Pierre-Olivier Bergeron was trained in Bordeaux as a lawyer and a political scientist. Following his university studies in France, Bergeron graduated in Advanced European Political Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges). Before joining The Brewers of Europe in 2001, Bergeron served the European Commission as Technical Advisor for the setting up of business information services in Central and Eastern Europe, the College of Europe in several capacities including as Communications Director, and the European Committee for Wine Companies as Deputy Secretary General.A strong proponent for co-operative voluntarism, Bergeron took an active part in the setting up of the EU Alcohol and Health Forum in 2007 and has ever since supported the membership of The Brewers of Europe with a view to further shaping the leadership of Europe’s brewing sector in this context.
American freelance photographer
Adam Berry is an American freelance photographer based in Berlin. Before deciding to go freelance, Adam was a photo editor at the German new agency DAPD. His previous work experience also includes photographic coverage of business, political, general news, feature and sports stories around Europe and North Africa for Bloomberg News as both staff photographer and European regional photo editor for France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria, as well as editorial positions at the International Herald-Tribune in Paris and Agence France-Presse's bureau in Washington, D.C., where he studied print journalism.Charlotte Rea
Charlotte Rea was born in 1982 and lives and works in London. She graduated from her MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2009.In recent years Charlotte's work has been recognised by a number of awards and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been the recipient of an Arts Council grant and in 2008 she took part in a three month Artist Residency in Kyoto, Japan.
Vice-President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Western Europe Anheuser-Busch InBev
Based in Leuven, Belgium, Steve Leroy leads the legal and corporate affairs departments in Western Europe for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, with well-known brands like Stella, Beck's, Budweiser, Leffe and Hoegaarden. He joined Anheuser-Busch InBev from The Coca-Cola Company in October 2010.In his role, he stewards a team of over 40 professionals who are accountable for government affairs, corporate media relations, brand communications, issues management, crisis management, overall corporate reputation management, as well as all legal matters, across the geography of Western Europe, one of six operating zones of the company.Steve Leroy is also a passionate and active self-taught photographer, using professional Nikon digital and Hasselblad & Rolleiflex film equipment. His work consists mainly of urban photography.Steve Leroy holds a Master's degree in law magna cum laude from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1989), a Master's degree in Commercial & Consular Sciences magna cum laude from Hautes Etudes Commerciales St. Louis Brussels, Belgium (1992), and he is a graduate of the full year MBA programme at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, in France (1998).
MEP, President EP Beer Club
Mrs Thyssen graduated in law at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1979. After being assistant at the Faculty of Law in Leuven (1979-1980), she became successively legal adviser, head of study centre and secretary-general at UNIZO (organisation for the self-employed and SMEs).Since 1991 Marianne Thyssen has been Member of the European Parliament where she became First Vice-President of the EPP group in 2004-2009. From May 2008 until July 2010 Marianne Thyssen was President of the Christian Democratic and Flemish party (CD&V). Marianne Thyssen is President of the European Parliament Beer Club, a function she has held since 1999.
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