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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



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.


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Andreia joins 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.




Johannes is covering insurance and trade issues. He is a former 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.




Martina is part of our sustainable finance team and also supports on corporate governance issues.

She is a former Schuman Trainee at the European Parliament where she worked with the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

Martina has a background in economics with a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Padua and an MA in Economics from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

Martina is Italian and speaks English and French.



Administrative Assistant

Olivia supports with the running of the office, events and general support for clients and the team. She holds a BA in languages and literature from Université libre de Bruxelles and studied computational linguistics at Université catholique de Louvain.

Olivia is Belgian and speaks English, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese as well as her mother tongue French.