The PROSAFE Board is mandated to establish a PROSAFE Office to support the day-to-day running of the organisation.

Our Staff

Ioana Sandu, Executive Director, took up her position in June 2018. Ioana Sandu has been with PROSAFE since 2010. The Executive Director was appointed by and is accountable to the Board. She is responsible for the overall management of the Office and of the Joint Actions that are undertaken on a periodic and continual basis. She develops and implements the organisation strategic plans and policies. She manages everyday functions of the office, providing leadership, direction and coaching the office staff. She also oversees the development of the Joint Actions throughout the entire project cycle from priority-setting and inception to the final acceptance by the European Commission, including monitoring the project budget and evaluation of the performance.

Maria Kies started working for PROSAFE in 2010 as an accountant. She is now a Payments Officer and is responsible for handling payments, managing the project records and receipts. Maria also supports the financial administration of the projects and of the organisation.

Peter Mollenbrock started working for PROSAFE in 2010 as an external accountant and is now the Financial Controller in charge of the project and organisation financial administration. He supports the management in the preparation of project budgets, annual accounts, financial reporting and auditing for the Joint Actions.

Rui Carneiro started working for PROSAFE in 2015 as a Project Assistant. Rui is responsible for project financial administration, internal communication between the Member State Authorities, administration and organisation of meetings and events. He is also in charge of controlling the quality of delivered outputs and is assisting the Executive Director in everyday administrative tasks.

Sonja Brehonnet Linnea started working for PROSAFE at the end of 2016 as an Administrative Assistant and is now the Personal Assistant to the Executive Director. Sonja is in charge of the project administrative tasks, project correspondence, project filing system, organisation of project meetings and conferences, technical support, drafting and maintaining project documents and managing the schedule of the Executive Director.

Petra Krčmářová started working for PROSAFE in May 2018 as a Junior Project Officer. She develops and disseminates communication materials and publications that increase the visibility of our projects among market surveillance authorities, the European Commission and stakeholders. Other responsibilities include social media content creation, e-learning, website development and content management, media support for events and conferences, and assisting the project management team.

Kyriakos Papazoglou started working for PROSAFE in June 2018 as a Project and Communications Officer. He develops the overall communication and stakeholder outreach strategy, overseeing that the objectives and targets of each communication tool delivered for our projects are met on time and with high quality standards. He supports the Executive Director in all issues related to project management, delivering effective communications that support the organisation goals and ensure project success.

PROSAFE is seeking to recruit a Project Officer for a full-time position, starting as soon as possible.


PROSAFE also engages a number of thirteen consultants to provide expertise and to effectively support the work and facilitate the various Joint Actions and their activities.

For further information on how to contact the Office, please click here.


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