Olalla Michelena joined Lighthouse Europe in January 2022. She is an accomplished Communications and Public Affairs professional in EU Environmental and Social affairs.
Currently, she advises clients on EU public affairs in the area of digital affairs, circular economy and EU funding.
Formerly she was the Director of the EU Delegation of Make Mothers Matter (MMM) where she obtained funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research programme. She was in charge of the communication and dissemination activities in the CIRC4Life project.
Prior to joining MMM, she worked for 8 years at BCW, a global Public Affairs and communications consultancy where she ran pan-European and Brussels based campaigns for major corporations on environmental and social issues.
A lawyer by training, she holds a Law degree from Universidad San Pablo CEO in Madrid and an LLM in European Law from the Université Libre of Brussels.
A Spanish national, she is fluent in English and French and has a good command of German, Italian and Portuguese.