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Ester Cañada Amela

Advocacy and Working Group Manager

China Knowledge: Government affairs, EU-China relations, SME policies, Standards

With a background in languages and international relations, Ester is a reliable and adaptable professional with both working and academic experience in multiple countries. As part of the Advocacy team, she currently coordinates the advocacy activities of the EU SME Centre through liaising with business and government stakeholders, managing the Inter-Chamber SME Working Group, and producing reports on SME policies in China.

Ester has a BA on Social and Institutional Translation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a Double Master’s Degree on European Affairs and International Politics from Sciences Po Paris and Fudan University. Prior to joining the EU SME Centre, she had professional experiences at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and at the European Institute for the Mediterranean (IEMed).

Aside from her love for Chinese culture and for witticisms, Ester is an avid reader and a cinema enthusiast, as well as a dependable team player.