In over 25 years in the EP Glyn Ford developed an unrivaled expertise on East Asia as a Member of the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committees. This interest started even before his election to the European Parliament (EP), when he was a visiting Professor in ‘Science and Technology Policy’ at Tokyo University. Immediately after his Japanese experience, he was elected at the EP and became a member of the Delegation for Relations with Japan. His interest expanded over the years to South Korea (he was the Rapporteur on EU-Korea Science and Technology Agreement), China, and the rest of East Asia (he was rapporteur on the EU-ASEAN FTA). He was appointed by the Council of Ministers as the EU’s Chief Election Observer in Indonesia (2004) and Aceh (2006/7)…
Guillermo is a Spanish political analyst with a background on EU-Asia relations. He holds a Bachelor’s in East Asian Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master’s in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies. Guillermo has also studied in Ryukoku University (Kyoto, Japan) and Seoul National University (South Korea).
At Track2Asia he is responsible for public relations, project management and administration.
Ilia is originally from Greece and holds a BA in International and European Studies from the University of Macedonia (Greece) and an MSc in Crisis and Security Management from Leiden University (Netherlands). She was a trainee at the External Policies Unit at the EPP Group in the European Parliament, focussing on Indo-Pacific and African affairs.
At Track2Asia Ilia provides administrative and logistical assistance.