Press Release: New Senior Appointments at Inline Policy Brussels

by Inline Policy on Jan 19, 2021 3:16:45 PM

Aymeric Leruste and Garrick Long to boost Inline Policy’s efforts to help the tech sector advance their policy interests in Europe.

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Image caption: Garrick Long (Left) and Aymeric Leruste (Right)

Inline Policy, the public affairs consultancy advising tech sector businesses, is delighted to announce new leadership appointments in its Brussels office. Aymeric Leruste and Garrick Long have been appointed respectively as Executive Director and Director.

Shomik Panda, Founder and CEO of Inline Policy, said: "We are thrilled to have Aymeric and Garrick join the team in Brussels. Both bring great experience in the field of European affairs and innovative businesses. I look forward to working with them to further extend our services and help our customers navigate and influence the development of new policies and regulations."

Aymeric is a 15-year public affairs veteran. Prior to joining Inline, he spent seven years at Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease. Aymeric notably led the company’s efforts between 2014 and 2017 to promote a more innovation friendly MedTech regulatory framework in Europe and ensure that patients get timely access to breakthrough medical innovations.

Aymeric said: "Inline has a great track record in delivering concrete legislative and policy results for its tech clients. My background in technology-based businesses makes Inline a perfect fit for my skills and expertise. I am excited about leading Inline Brussels; continuing its growth; and further consolidating its position as the public affairs agency of choice for the tech sector.”

Prior to his appointment at Inline, Garrick was director of the technology and government relations practice at Burson-Marsteller. Previously, he was principal foreign and economic policy advisor to the CEO of the Big Media Group. As a Robert Bosch Fellow and tech policy advisor based in Berlin, Garrick testified before the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) as an expert witness on net neutrality and startup innovation.

Garrick said: "I was drawn to Inline because of its incredibly important work with innovators and pioneers in establishing the policy frameworks that will govern technology for the next 100 years and beyond. I look forward to using my experience working with start-ups and the tech community as well as the European institutions to help clients navigate the complexity of the policy making process.”

Inline Policy was founded in 2013 to meet a gap in the market for a consultancy that could provide in-depth policy and regulatory analysis to fast-moving innovative businesses. We are a leading provider of in-depth policy and regulatory analysis to clients in the tech sector. With technology transforming every aspect of economy and society, we provide strategic insight into what policy makers and regulators are thinking and how best to influence their decisions. Our services extend from policy and regulatory analysis, to advocacy campaigns, and reputation management.

For further information, contact:

Aymeric Leruste phone: +32 471 90 76 21

Garrick Long phone: +32 471 91 41 56

About Aymeric Leruste

Aymeric has spent about 15 years in public affairs and public authority outreach in Brussels, Berlin, and Paris. His client portfolio has included corporates, trade associations, and NGOs in multiple sectors such as healthtech, energy and renewables, telecommunications, online services and development assistance. His main focus has been on innovation and technology-based businesses. Aymeric holds MAs in Political Science and in Contemporary History from the University of Lille and an MBA from the University of Oxford. He speaks French, English, and German.

About Garrick Long

Garrick started his career in Washington D.C. where he planned State Department briefings for newly appointed U.S. Ambassadors and previously worked as foreign policy advisor to the president of CARE USA, a global humanitarian organization with the audacious mandate to eliminate poverty worldwide. He studied Political Economy and European Politics at Boston University and the University of Virginia respectively.

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