Sophie Jacobs is a European public policy manager in Intel’s Global Public Policy office in Brussels, Belgium. She works with policy makers in the European Union to promote Intel’s interests and raise awareness on business-critical issues including content, trade, research and development (R&D) policy, R&D funding opportunities and intellectual property-related issues such as patent policy. Working closely with European Parliament and European Commission decision makers, Sophie provides internal guidance on emerging technology policy and helps to synchronize Intel’s legislative priorities. She also works with Intel’s corporate communications team on public relations and advertising issues.
Sophie is from the Netherlands and joined Intel in 2005. Prior to Intel she worked as a public affairs consultant at public relations firm Weber Shandwick, advising technology firms on policy and communications issues. She started her career in Brussels as an intern in the European Parliament and previously did an internship with law firm Clifford Chance in Amsterdam. She has a master’s degree in law from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Sophie actively represents Intel in multiple industry and policy-driven European trade associations in Brussels.