Category: CIOPORA

Andrés Velásquez

Andrés Velásquez

Andrés Velásquez is a Chilean journalist specializing in Strategic Communication, Brand PR, and Social Media. For ten years, he has developed his professional career in different companies and agencies, responsible for the creation, development, and maintenance of the image of brands such as IBM, Scania, 

Paulo Peralta

Paulo Peralta

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Paulo is a horticultural specialist with a robust background in plant breeding. He studied Plant Biotechnology at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology and graduated from an Erasmus Mundus joint Master program in International Horticulture. With several years of 

Selena Travaglio

Selena Travaglio

Born and raised in Bari, Italy, Selena is an Italian qualified lawyer with a deep passion for Intellectual Property for plants. With five years’ experience at top-tier law firms in Italy (Barletta, Bari, Turin) and abroad (Copenhagen), throughout her career she has worked with both domestic and international clients, representing their interests before administrative bodies, national courts, and the European Court of Justice. Before joining CIOPORA in September 2021, Selena was a Legal Trainee at the Legal Unit and the Registry of the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. Selena speaks English, Italian, and French.

Katrin Huhnholz

Katrin Huhnholz

From January 1, 2019, the CIOPORA Academy will be managed by Ms Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA’s new Project Manager. Born and raised in Germany, Katrin is an experienced event manager and a PR professional. She started her career organizing large-scale trade fairs in Argentina and 

Micaela Filippo

Micaela Filippo

Micaela Filippo works as a Legal Counsel for CIOPORA while pursuing her master’s degree at Leuphana University in Lueneburg. Micaela holds a law degree from the Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina, where she focused on economics and business law. At CIOPORA, Micaela supports CIOPORA team in 

Anna Kaehne

Anna Kaehne

Anna Kaehne, currently in her second tenure for CIOPORA, heads CIOPORA’s communications. After launching CIOPORA’s public outreach between 2011 and 2015, Ms Kaehne ventured to gain further experiences in her field, producing magazines for a Hamburg-based publisher and being responsible for media and public relations at an international association in the field of education research. Anna studied law in her native Kharkov, Ukraine, and holds a M.A. in Slavic and American Studies from the University of Magdeburg, Germany. She speaks English, German, and Russian.

Email Anna

Please contact  Anna if you have queries in regard to website, Newsletter, press releases, articles, internal communication and event management.

Stella Negraes

Stella Negraes

Stella Negraes, a native of Brazil, has been living and working in Hamburg, Germany for the past 20 years. In the course of her professional life, Ms. Negraes has acquired various experiences at BASF, the Consulates of Portugal and Brazil in Hamburg. At the administrative 

Dr. Edgar Krieger

Dr. Edgar Krieger

Dr. Krieger has extensive experience in the field of Intellectual Property Protection for plant innovation and has held the position of CIOPORA Secretary General since 2004. Prior to CIOPORA, Dr. Krieger worked as a lawyer at an international law firm specializing in IP protection, particularly