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Co-founder and Director

Nickolas co-founded Afore Consulting in 2007. Over a career of 20 years, he has come to be regarded as one of the most influential financial services consultants in Brussels. Previously, he ran the global regulatory practice at a public affairs company. He has extensive experience in all areas of financial services and competition policy. He trained and worked as a merchant banker in Hamburg.

Nickolas has an MA in History and Politics from the Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel and has also studied and lectured at the University of Limerick and Queens University, Belfast. He speaks German, English and French.

About Nickolas Reinhardt


Co-founder and Director

Anne co-founded Afore Consulting in 2007. She has been in Brussels for 20 years and is a trained barrister, called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She oversees the running of the company. Having worked in the EU institutions, she also advises on engagement, strategy and campaigns.

Anne is Irish and has an MA in European Studies in European law, economics and politics from the University of Limerick. She also speaks French and German.

About Anne Keane

Sir JonathanTaylor

Senior Advisor

Sir Jonathan Taylor brings his experience as a high profile national and international policy maker to the team. He is particularly knowledgeable on banking and financial services, infrastructure projects and policy, and on climate, environment and sustainability issues. Previously he was Vice President and Member of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank; Director General, Financial Services and Stability, HM Treasury; Director General, London Investment Banking Association and Counsellor at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU.

About Sir Jonathan Taylor


Senior Consultant

Alexis is a member of our banking team and supports on banking and sustainable finance issues. He previously worked at the French Banking Federation.

He began his career as a trainee at the European Commission’s Executive Agency for SME’s (EASME).

Alexis holds a BA in Political Science from Lille Catholic Institute and an MA in European Governance from Science Po, Grenoble.

Alexis is French and speaks English and Spanish.

About Alexis mine

AndreiaJones Rodrigues

Senior Consultant
Head of Payments & Technology Practice

Andreia leads our payments and technology teams and also covers Fintech. She previously worked at the Council of the European Union and at the Portuguese Permanent Representation.

She is an economist by training with a BA from the University of Coimbra, Portugal and a MSC in Economic Analysis and European Policy from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and management, Belgium.

Andreia is Portuguese and speaks English, Spanish and French.

About Andreia jones rodrigues


Senior Consultant

Johannes leads on insurance and trade issues. He started his career as a trainee at the European Commission and also worked at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in Prague.

He holds an MA in European Studies from KU Leuven and an MA in European Politics and Governance from the College of Europe, Bruges.

Johannes is Czech and speaks Serbo-Croatian, English, French and German.

About Johannes muhowicz



Anthony supports on asset management and pensions as well as broader banking issues.

He has worked with a European health think-tank and lectured on European competition law and internal market law at Paris-Saclay University, France.

Anthony holds a Master of European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges and a Master of International and European law from Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

He is French and speaks English and German.

About Anthony perichon


Junior Consultant

Beatriz is a member of the technology and payments team. She was previously at the General Court of the European Union.

She holds an L.L.M in International Business Law from the Free University of Brussels, an M.A. In International and European and Public Law from the University of Porto and a B.A. in Law from the Catholic University of Porto. Beatriz is Portuguese and speaks English, Spanish and French.

About Beatriz barbieri


Junior Consultant

Helena is a member of the technology and payments team. She joined us from the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association. Previously, Helena worked in a human rights NGO.

She holds an M.A. from the Lisbon School of Economics and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Coimbra. Helena is Portuguese and speaks English, Italian and French.

About Helena freitas


Junior Consultant

Andreas is a member of the insurance team and works on specific client projects. He joined us from the office of Manfred Weber, MEP, President of the EPP Delegation in the European Parliament. Before that Andreas worked for the government in Upper Bavaria.

He holds an M.A. in Democracy and Governance in Europe from Tübingen University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Regensburg. Andreas is German and speaks English, Italian and French.

About Andreas priglmeir