Meet the board and discover more about SFP's official partners



Lilia Olefir


Before joining SFP as Policy and Communications Manager, from 2017, Lilia worked as Executive Director of Advocacy Centre “LIFE”, SFP Coalition partner. She helped to further build the leadership of “LIFE” in the European and global tobacco control arena. Lilia and the “LIFE” team worked on passing the law on Tobacco Products Directive that was adopted in 2021, conducted successful advocacy campaigns on the passage of the 7-year annual tobacco tax increases, tax harmonization across tobacco products categories, and led mass media campaigns to support policy changes in Ukraine. 

Murielle Chiltz

HR & Finance Manager

Murielle Chiltz joined SFP in September 2013 as a part time HR & Finance Manager. She manages all the finance of the organisation; prepares financial procedures, yearly budgets, projects budgets, deals with the accountancy and implement financial reporting on projects and grants, etc…  She is also in charge of all legal, practical and financial aspects of the organisation’s human resources. 

Caren Willig

Operations and Project Manager

Caren Willig joined the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) in March 2015 as a part-time Operations Manager. Previously, Caren worked at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London for over 12 years as an Education Officer, Project Manager, and Researcher. 

Raquel Venâncio

Senior Policy Officer

Raquel Venâncio holds a master degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Catholica University in Lisbon, Portugal. Previously, she was the Head of the Directorate for International Judicial Cooperation and Human Rights Portfolio at IPS_Innovative Prison Systems (a boutique research) where she designed and collaborated on several EU- co-funded projects. 

Linda De Keyser

Project Officer

Linda De Keyser joined SFP as Project Officer in February 2024. Until then, she was Senior Legal Adviser at Milieu SRL - Brussels-based consultancy - where over 10 years she contributed to providing legal and policy advice to EU institutions on a wide range of European topics. 

Francesco D'Apolito

Policy and Communication Officer

Francesco is a communications enthusiast with a background in diplomacy and EU public affairs. Before joining SFP, he worked as Research Executive in the Energy & Climate team at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs in Brussels. 

Gijs Van Wijk

Policy and Communication Intern

Gijs is an intern at Smoke Free Partnership as an extension of his study programme. He studied European Studies, where he specialised in Political Communication and Strategic Advocacy. In addition, he wrote a thesis research about amplifying the impact of NGOs on European policy. 

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