Thomas Sanchez

Thomas Sanchez

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Thomas Sanchez

Senior Policy Advisor in the Copa Cogeca Secretariat in charge of Ruminants and Animal Health & Welfare (Milk & Dairy Products | Beef & Veal | Sheepmeat & Goatmeat | Horses | Breeding Livestock | Animal Health & Welfare)

Thomas Sanchez serves as a Senior Policy Advisor at Copa-Cogeca, based in Brussels, where he has been employed since 2018. In this role, he focuses on a variety of sectors including Beef & Veal, Milk & Dairy, and Sheepmeat & Goatmeat, and Animal Health & Welfare. His responsibilities involve representing the interests of European farmers and agricultural cooperatives, conducting economic and legal analysis, and engaging in international trade discussions. Before joining Copa-Cogeca, Mr. Sanchez was a Policy Advisor at the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV), where he worked on all issues related to the meat and livestock market. His academic background includes Master’s degrees in Agricultural Law and Agri-food Sector, and in French and European Law from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), after a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Valladolid, Spain. His work is characterized by a focus on agricultural policy within the EU, with a particular emphasis on the ruminant sectors.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Senior Policy Advisor
Copa Cogeca [16/09/2018 – Current]
City: Brussels
Country: Belgium

Policy Advisor working for the Commodities & Trade Directorate of the Copa-Cogeca secretariat, the association representing European farmers and Agri-cooperatives.
I deal with the Milk & Dairy Products, Beef & Veal, Sheepmeat & Goatmeat, Breeding Livestock, Horses sectors, as well as with the Animal Health & Welfare file. In the past, and still occasionally now, I dealt with the Pigmeat,
Poultry, Eggs, Rabbits, and Flowers & Plants sectors. My main tasks consists on representing our members’ interests, analysing every issue related to my files from an economic and legal perspective.
Other tasks include:

  • International trade analysis.
  • Participation as a stakeholder in all the relevant meetings in the EU institutions (Civil Dialog Groups, Civil Society Dialogs).
  • Coordination and participation as an expert in African Swine Fever conferences, in different EU MS.

Policy Advisor
UECBV – European Livestock and Meat Trades Union [31/05/2016 – 29/11/2017]
City: Brussels
Country: Belgium

  • Meat (Beef, Pork, Sheep, Goat, Horse) market analysis, drafting of papers and presentations. Delivery of a weekly newsletter on market intelligence and the evolution of prices – as well as in the context of the Meat Market Observatory (DG AGRI).
  • International Trade and Free Trade Agreements analysis and drafting of position papers.
  • Internal BREXIT Task Force coordination and BREXIT analysis and communication to the UECBV members.
  • Customs policy; Union Customs Code; Ship supplying.
  • Participation in Civil Dialog Groups and other meetings with DG AGRI, DG TRADE, DG SANTE, DG TAXUD of the European Commission; EU Parliament; Council and Committee of the Regions.
  • Coordination of the Young European Meat Committee and its activities.

Blue Book Trainee
DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit G3 — Animal products [ 31/08/2015 – 31/05/2016 ]
City: Brussels
Country: Belgium

  • Analysis of the poultry market.
  • Delivery of guidelines on the set of technical & legal procedures to be followed in the event of an Avian Influenza outbreak.
  • Implementation of Avian Influenza exceptional market support measures for affected producers.

Trainee
Minister of Agriculture, France [ 31/01/2014 – 29/06/2014 ]
City: Paris
Country: France
Issues related to the CAP and the single CMO implementation in France.

Trainee
Azalé SARL [ 31/05/2013 – 29/08/2013 ]
City: Paris
Country: France
Import & export analysis; tax and legal-related issues.

Trainee
Solmur Bihorel [ 30/06/2012 – 29/08/2012 ]
City: Rouen
Country: France
Administrative paperwork related to logistics.

Trainee
Banque de France – French Central Bank [ 30/06/2008 – 30/07/2008 ]
City: Paris
Country: France
Administrative tasks inside the Directorate of Market Operations.

Trainee
OMIC – Information to Consumer Office – Valladolid Municipality [ 31/03/2011 – 30/05/2011 ]
City: Valladolid
Country: Spain
Legal information to consumers, especially in the case of frauds.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Master’s Degree – Agricultural law and Agri-food sector
University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) [ 31/08/2013 – 29/06/2014 ]
Address: 12 Place du Panthéon, 75231 Paris (France)
Website: https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/accueil

Master’s Degree – LLM French law and European law.
University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) [ 31/08/2012 – 29/06/2013 ]
Address: 12 Place du Panthéon, 75231 Paris (France)
Website: https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/accueil

Licenciatura en Derecho (Bachelor of Laws)
University of Valladolid (+ Erasmus at University Paris V – René Descartes) [ 31/08/2006 – 16/10/2011]
Address: Plaza Universidad, 47002 Valladolid (Spain)

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Mother tongue(s): Spanish | French

Other language(s):

English
LISTENING C2 READING C2 WRITING C1
SPOKEN PRODUCTION C1 SPOKEN INTERACTION C1

German
LISTENING A2 READING A2 WRITING A2
SPOKEN PRODUCTION A2 SPOKEN INTERACTION A2

Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user; B1 and B2: Independent user; C1 and C2: Proficient user

DIGITAL SKILLS

Video Meetings
Zoom / Skype / Gotomeeting / Webex / InterActio / Kudo

Microsoft Office
Microsoft Word / Microsoft Excel / Outlook / Microsoft Powerpoint / Microsoft Teams

Social Media
Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / LinkedIn

Online Database – Data search and extraction
Eurostat / Comext / ComTrade / EurLex

Audio & Visual
Photoshop / Premiere Pro

Google Environment
Google Drive / Google Docs

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