Maurice is a dynamic young professional working as a senior adviser on international trade and investment at BusinessEurope. He gained experience in trade issues while working at the European Commission’s DG Trade, and has a good understanding of Asia after having spent one year in China. Previously he was a research assistant at RAND Corporation, and received extensive training at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael. He is fluent in Dutch and English, and speaks good German, intermediate French and basic Mandarin. He holds a Bachelor degree in philosophy and politics from the University of Kent, and a dual MSc in international affairs with a focus on trade from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Peking University.