Melissa Diaz Paniagua

Melissa works as a Communications Consultant at Arctik since July 2022. She assists various Belgian projects focusing on environment, climate change and sustainability.

Prior to starting at Arctik, Melissa has built a solid expertise in public relations, communication and events related to EU institutions and policies. In her previous role, she evolved from junior event manager to senior event manager and then to project manager in the international consulting company ICF Next. During her 7 years there, she implemented small-, medium- and large-scale multi-channel events and campaigns for EU institutions. Her other professional experience included working for B2B event and PR companies as well as cultural centers.

Melissa holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Communication and Advertising from IHECS School of Communication and Journalism in Brussels, Belgium. She speaks French (her mother tongue), is fluent in English and Dutch and has basic knowledge of Spanish. She is passionate about sports and craft arts, especially sewing. Coming from a multicultural family, she feeds herself by travelling around the world and meeting new cultures.