Our Key Staff
John Stringer is the General Manager of Berkley Associates sprl. He is a Barrister by training and has a wide experience of working in multinational companies, international institutions and non-profit organisations. He is an expert in the management and development of EU funded projects and is specialized in the areas of research and development, education and training, innovation policy and the development of SMEs. He has held key positions in a number of Technical Assistance Offices implementing EU programmes on behalf of the EU Commission. He currently provides compliance review services for a number of non-profit organizations based in Brussels and has carried out operational and management reviews for a number of flagship FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects. John is currently an Ethics Reviewer for H2020 and provides ethics and integrity introductory training for EU Commission staff. He also provides EU project and financial management training for organizations in both open and closed courses and participates as a trainer in two European Masters courses.
Ellie Chokouhian is the Research and Information Manager and has been working with the company since 1990. She holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is a specialist in the monitoring and follow-up of information and developments coming from the EU Institutions, especially relating to tenders and new opportunities. She has played a key role in coordinating the research for a number of EU funded studies carried out by the company especially in the area of SME development, internationalization and the mobility of SME managers. She also coordinates all the training activities of the company and is responsible for the development of the inhouse courses. She is fluent in English and French and has considerable experience of working in a multicultural environment.