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Olalla Michelena
Dentons Global Advisors

Olalla Michelena is a Partner at Dentons Global Advisors and is based in the Brussels office. She is a senior member in the European Union (EU) Public Affairs practice, with a specialty in sustainability and the circular economy.

Ms. Michelena is a seasoned EU public affairs and communications professional with 20 years of experience focused on environmental and broader sustainability issues. She brings considerable expertise on the upcoming regulatory challenges linked to the European Green Deal, including recycling, digital green transition and EU funding.

Previously, Ms. Michelena was Director in a boutique EU public affairs consultancy on sustainability and digital issues. She also served as the Director of the EU Delegation of Make Mothers Matter and as a Manager at Burson-Marsteller, where she ran pan-European and Brussels-focused campaigns for major corporations on a variety of environmental and social issues. A lawyer by training, she holds a Law degree from Universidad San Pablo CEO in Madrid and an LLM in European Law from the Université Libre of Brussels.

A Spanish national, Ms. Michelena is fluent in English, French and has a good command of German, Italian and Portuguese.