Meet the team

Michael Collins – Chief Executive

Michael Collins ThumbMichael represents the industry at the highest levels of business and government and is a regular commentator in the international media. He joined Invest Europe in 2013 from Citigroup, where he was Managing Director for European Government Affairs. Michael was previously at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU and has 15 years of experience in the UK civil service.

Lynn Nicholson - Communications Director

Photo Lynn Nicholson CroppedLynn directs Invest Europe’s public relations and political communications strategy. She joined Invest Europe in 2013 from a European Fintech company, where she headed up the communications and marketing functions. Prior to that, Lynn spent a decade working in London for the financial services industry in both mergers & acquisitions and investor relations. 

Cornelius Müller - Research Director

Photo Cornelius Mueller - CroppedCornelius holds a PhD on venture capital financing and performance of spin-outs. He previously worked as a research associate analysing business performance and economic impact. Cornelius also has extensive academic expertise and operational experience in managing international research teams and projects for data collection and analysis.

Katia Rabinovitch - Finance and Administration Director

Photo Katia Rabonivitch2Katia has 20 years of experience in financial services, including positions in audit, control and M&A in an international telecomunications company. Katia is an experienced finance and administration professional with particular experience of not-for-profit organisations.


Anna Lekston - Head of Public Affairs

Anna Lekston ThumbAnna heads Invest Europe’s public affairs strategy, taking responsibility for all policy areas affecting the European private equity and venture capital industry. She joined Invest Europe in 2014 from the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU. Prior to that, she spent five years at the Polish Ministry of Finance. 

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