Authors

András BANETH: trainer, consultant and partner at Arboreus Online EU Training, also serving as the managing director of the Public Affairs Council’s European office. His bestselling Ultimate EU Test Book has helped thousands of candidates prepare for EPSO competitions. András has a wide knowledge of EU policies, institutions and communication, his career having included seven years’ experience at the European Commission and the European Court of Justice, where his roles included coordinating briefings for Commission President Barroso and serving as member of the cabinet of Commissioner Kovács. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, he holds an M.A. in law and political sciences and the degree of Master of European Public Administration from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. He is always open to invitations to speak about EPSO exams, EU communication or online entrepreneurship. His personal website is available at www.baneth.eu

Jan De Sutter: Jan has extensive experience in people development and management in both public and private sectors, including being a head of unit at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and has served on EPSO Selection Boards. He now operates as an independent trainer, focusing on personalised coaching and preparation for the EPSO Assessment Centre.

Gábor MIKES: With an M.A. in English Language and Literature and former Kellner Scholar at the Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), Gábor has worked at an NGO specialising in EU affairs communication and at Ericsson, the Swedish telecom giant. With a keen passion for psychometric tests, Gábor has held dozens of training courses for hundreds of people around Europe on verbal, abstract and numerical reasoning, many of whom are now working for various EU institutions. Being an expert on successful methodologies, including both the theory and practice of passing pre-selection tests, he has been the managing director of Europe’s leading training company on EPSO exam preparation.

Benjamin WILLIAMS is an HPC Registered Occupational Psychologist and a Chartered Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Ben has led the design and implementation of Assessment Centres for over 300 public and private sector clients across Europe and the Middle East. Ben began his career reading Experimental Psychology at Oxford University followed by a Masters in Organisational and Occupational Psychology. After his studies, Ben joined SHL, the UK’s largest Occupational Psychology firm, then began working for PSL as a Senior Consultant before launching his freelance career in 2006. Ben is an active member of the Division of Occupational Psychology within the BPS and has lectured at the Universities of Greenwich and Surrey on a range of assessment-related topics.

Zoltán ARANY-SZABÓ is a tax lawyer, translator and senior French-language psychometric expert of Arboreus Online EU Training. With an M.A. in Law from the University of Pécs, Hungary, Zoltán previously worked for the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. He also holds an M.A. in Professional Translation Studies from the University of Pécs and teaches professional translation in various universities, having published several articles and studies in Hungarian, English and French. He has held several training courses in French organised by Online EU Training on verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning, and helped in ensuring high quality standards of the tests in the current edition of the book.

Thomas WILLIAMS (2011 and 2012 editions) with over 20 years experience teaching Writing, Translation and Business English, is currently involved in teacher education at the University of Szeged, Hungary. He has an MA from the University of Reading (UK) and is now working toward a PhD in English Applied Linguistics. He has published articles on a range of topics as well as a test prep book.

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