Saskia is an Associate in the health & life sciences and trade & manufacturing practices, based in Brussels. Prior to joining Global Counsel, Saskia worked at the Council of the EU’s Directorate-General for Agriculture, Fisheries, Social Affairs and Health, supporting the interinstitutional and intergovernmental negotiations on EU health legislation. She has an academic background in global health and development. 

At Global Counsel, she supports clients within the health and life sciences industry across a range of policy issues including pharmaceuticals, public health, supply chains, pandemic preparedness and response, R&D, and health technology.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Providing clients with a horizon scanning and analysis on EU and international health policies to navigate risks and opportunities.
  • Supporting a major pharmaceutical company with their engagement strategy, identifying relevant stakeholders and writing background briefings. 
  • Benchmarking access to healthcare initiatives by pharmaceutical companies to identify gaps and opportunities.