The Brussels Office


Mareen Hüffmeier – CEO

Mareen was first of our team to arrive.

Her MBA had accidentally led her into insurance, first as an insurer and then as a broker, working primarily on international claims and on risk management.

Her commitment and strong strategy skills laid the foundation of the organization as we know it today and continue to guide its development.

When she is not working, Mareen may be braving the weather on Belgian hiking trails with her partner Alain or talking soul, food and art - often with her housemate and daughter, Louise.


Nicola McKaig – General Manager

Nicola ended Mareen’s lonely existence in 2001, leaving the European Commission for the excitement of UNIBA Partners.

Nicola is the main contact point for everyone’s questions, as well as the mastermind behind our conferences. Her attention to detail is unbeatable and her willingness to help and guide irreplaceable.

Hailing from the Isle of Man, she has a knack for the short comment that makes the entire office laugh – and a tendency to favour seaside venues for our conferences. 

Nicola likes to spend time with her partner and their two little daughters, Sophie and Anaïs, as well as cooking new Asian recipes.


Jasper Havermans - Head of Communication

After 8 years working with the EU institutions, Jasper landed on UNIBA's premises in May 2023.

In his role as Head of Communication he will be ensuring smooth internal and external communications between our Partners and the outside world, be it via social media, articles, videos or any other communication channel you can imagine.

His weekends mainly consist of watching his beloved football club PSV Eindhoven, reading (but not about football), going to the gym, MMA, and traveling.


Sophie Grimmeau - Administration, Events and Communication Assistant

After 7 years of administrative experience in various sectors, Sophie joined the UNIBA team in April 2024.

As Administration, Events and Communication Assistant, Sophie will looking after our Partners, supporting Nicola with the daily operational tasks and UNIBA Partners’ events, and much more.

In her spare time, she likes to go for long walks with her furry friend Cheddar, enjoys cooking Italian food, and takes every opportunity she gets to discover new countries around the world.


Our address is:

UNIBA Partners
Espace Morphosis
55, Rue des Anciens Etangs
1190 Brussels
Belgium