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ECigIntelligence team

Jaroslaw Adamowski, central/eastern Europe correspondent.
Mark Albertson, California correspondent. ECigIntelligence’s Silicon Valley expert has spent more than 30 years in the tech industry most recently working as a reporter covering the start-up scene for the San Francisco Examiner and Blasting News. Albertson specialises in U.S. west-coast stories for ECigIntelligence and holds a degree from Stanford University.
Stavroula Anastasopoulou, market analyst. Stavroula graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business with a BA in Management Science and Technology (majoring in Quantitative Methods and Operational Research). She has worked in logistics at Colgate-Palmolive and interned at the International Office of the University of Catalunya, Barcelona. Stavroula is a member of our market research and analysis team, in particular providing quantitative analysis and insight into supply chains.
Eva Antal, market analyst. Eva brings expertise in consumer insight after working for four years for Allegra World Coffee Portal, a London-based research agency. She holds an MBA from the Grenoble École de Management and a BSc in Tourism and Hotel Management from the Budapest Business School. Eva is responsible for consumer data gathering and analysis as well as researching the US vaping market.
David Attwood, director of market analysis and consulting. David is an experienced consultant and financial analyst who runs ECigIntelligence’s market data tracking services and leads our customised research and consultancy offerings. Prior to joining ECigIntelligence, he held several roles in the clean energy sector and was a manager at PwC (Tax and Legal). David holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona an undergraduate degree in law from Nottingham University, and is qualified as a chartered accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW). David runs our market data tracking and customised research and consultancy offerings.
Marc Beishon, health correspondent. Marc has been managing editor of New Scientist magazine, launch editor of the National Pharmacy Association’s InPharmacy magazine, a reporter for the English and Welsh National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), and a journalist for the European School of Oncology (Cancer World magazine). Marc writes for us on science, health and medical issues.
Jon Bruford, assistant editor (production).
Berta Camps Bisbal, U.S. legal analyst. Berta has a law degree from the University of Barcelona and a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University (Florida). She has worked as a faculty assistant in legal research in Florida, was a member of the Law Review, and has interned for a magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Berta focuses on U.S. legal analysis, including tracking all federal, state and local regulation. She runs our U.S. interactive regulatory tracker product, following changing regulation on e-cigarettes in all 50 U.S. states.
Pablo Cano Trilla, director of regulatory analysis. Pablo holds an LLM with Distinction from the University of Aberdeen, an LLB in law from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a BA in political science from Pompeu Fabra University. He started his career with an internship at the European Parliament in Brussels, since then he has worked in Mexico the UK and Spain as a lawyer and a legal & political consultant. Pablo is a qualified attorney, specialised in international law, EU law & politics and property law. Pablo runs our legal analysis team, leading our International, US and EU coverage.
Freddie Dawson, assistant editor (news). Freddie studied at King’s College, London and City University and worked for publications including The Times, The Malay Mail, PathfinderBuzz and Solar Summary before joining the ECigIntelligence team. He has extensive experience in covering fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and technological innovation. Freddie’s topics include European and world regulation, world news, and specialist e-cig manufacturers.
Nicolas Leonardo Dejtiar, market analyst. Nicolas has a bachelor degree in sociology from the University of Salamanca (Spain) with an Erasmus year in Münster (Germany). Currently he is completing a Masters degree in Applied Social Research Techniques at the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Erik Galavis, business development director. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Erik has a degree in Mass Communications. He worked in advertising for several years before moving to Barcelona to study for a Masters degree in Communications. He has worked in various sectors, including tourism, advertising and sales before joining ECigIntelligence. Erik focuses on client management, the growth and expansion of our business and understanding how can we add value to your business.
Carl Gamble, graphic designer.
Swati Gupta, India correspondent. Gupta is an experienced freelancer with by-lines in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and She graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism before embarking on her career. Swati covers Indian stories for ECigIntelligence – specialising in those based around her home city of Delhi.
Kahn Johnson, copy editor.
Danny Lim, southeast Asia correspondent. Danny Lim is a long time freelance photographer and writer. He has covered a wide variety of topics across a large expanse of the globe but specialises in his home-country of Malaysia and its surrounds for ECigIntelligence. Lim has also worked for publications such as Esquire, South China Morning Post, The Sun (Malaysia) and the sadly shuttered investigative platform, The Nut Graph.
Migle Malinovskytė, market analyst. Miglė brings expertise in UX and innovation management after working for three years in the innovation consulting industry. She holds a PhD in business management from the University of Savoie Mont Blanc and a master’s degree in business strategy from IAE de Grenoble. Miglė is a member of our market research and analysis team and is responsible for the French market.
Andrew Mambondiyani, Africa correspondent.
Andrew Mambondiyani is a journalist based in Zimbabwe with more than 10 years journalism experience. His work has been published by various publications including the BBC, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Yale E360, Mongabay, SciDev, and Opendemocracy amongst others. He has a special interest in climate change, agriculture, health, sustainable development and the environment in general.
Elba Manzanilla Zapata, legal analyst. Elba has a law degree from the Catholic University Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela, and an LLM from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona specialising in EU law. Elba has worked as a lawyer in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LTD, Caracas branch. Elba focuses on EU and International legal analysis, including tracking legislation affecting the e-cigarette indsutry and runs our EU and Global monthly regulatory tracking dashboards.
Emiliano Mellino, Latin America correspondent.
Emiliano is a multilingual financial reporter covering the Latin American market for ECigIntelligence. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and completed a Masters in journalism at City University London. He has reported from Latin American and Europe and worked for publications such as Reuters, the FT group, Mergermarket, Latin Lawyer and Nuestro Diario.
Daniel Thomas Mollenkamp, U.S. business and regulatory reporter. Daniel holds a BA in Government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.Following an internship at the US Department of Homeland Security, he has worked in jobs ranging from crisis management to journalism. He is also on the board of Abukloi Secondary School in South Sudan. Daniel reports on the regulatory and industry developments in the US.
Lorraine Mullaney, copy editor.
Jim Myers, Washington correspondent. Jim has been DC correspondent for two major U.S. dailies, with 30 years’ experience of Washington policy and regulatory issues. He is a member of the Standing Committee of Correspondents, U.S. Capitol. Jim focuses on U.S. federal regulation, including Congress and the FDA.
Marija Obradovic, legal analyst. Marija has experience in different policy areas acquired in non-profit organisations in Spain and the Balkans, where she has worked on devising new legislative and policy solutions. She built a system for financial restructuring of commercial non-performing loans (NPLs) for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and implemented a major program for the U.S. State Department, where she managed a project that aimed to improve the skills of lawyers in the Serbian Bar Association. Marija is a nutrition and fitness enthusiast. Marija is a legal analyst focusing on the European market; her work includes monitoring legislative efforts and law enforcement.
Barnaby Page, editorial director. Barnaby is a journalist with 30 years’ experience including roles at Media Week,,, and Casino International; he has been a reporter and editor on numerous magazines and broadsheet newspapers in Britain, Canada and the Middle East, specialising in business, technology/innovation, marketing and regulation. As well as editing, Barnaby has specific responsibility for covering topics including advertising, the retail channel, technology, and the tobacco industry‘s role in the e-cig market.
David Palacios Rubio, European business and regulatory reporter/social media manager. David holds a degree in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He was born in Barcelona but lived abroad for a while. He has worked at the communications unit of the European Parliament in Brussels, as an international correspondent and as communications consultant and advisor for different companies. David’s topics include European regulation, public policy and world news.
Tim Phillips, managing director. The founder and managing director of ECigIntelligence, Tim is a UK-qualified attorney, having worked at the European Commission, BSkyB and Herbert Smith (an international law firm), AOL Europe, as director of public affairs at Betfair (IPO in 2010 valued at £1.5bn), and as a partner in a New York VC-funded start-up in the diamond sector. Tim holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Law, London and a Masters in Geology from Oxford University. Tim is your contact for all questions relating to regulatory, commercial, advertising, and subscriptions.
Aidan Semmens, copy editor. Aidan has been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years, working since 1995 as a copy editor (copy-editor) on various UK national dailies, including the News of the World, the Daily Mirror, The Independent, and the i. He has an MA in English Literature from Cambridge University, where he was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal in 1978; his fourth book of poetry will be published in 2017.
Veronika Sianko, market analyst. Veronika’s professional background includes business model development for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food industry, coordination of sales staff in a food distribution company in Belarus, customer research and establishing communication with foreign partners. She holds a Masters degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Warwick (UK) as well as Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Belarusian State University in Minsk. She is keen on photography. Veronika specialises in market research and analysis of: Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, the Czech Republic and Austria.
Vasudevan Sridharan, India correspondent. Vasudevan is a graduate of Cardiff’s international journalism Masters course. He’s covered business news for publications such as International Business Times, Benar News and The New Indian Express. He also regularly writes for the Global Government Forum.
Sarah Tilley, accounts manager.

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