Cynthia Benites

Cynthia Benites

EU Affairs Manager 

Cynthia joined AliéanorEU in August 2020 and works on policies related to agriculture and creative industries at European level.   

Cynthia gained her experience in European affairs and agricultural policy by working for nine years as Senior Policy Advisor at Copa-Cogeca, the umbrella organisation representing European farmers and cooperatives. Prior to this, Cynthia worked at the European Commission’s DG Environment on the organisation of an edition of the European Green Week. She also completed an internship in the Organic Farming Unit at the European Commission’s DG Agriculture and another internship at the French Chambers of Agriculture.  

Cynthia holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Agriculture Development from Paris XI University. Cynthia studied for one year in Leiden, in the Netherlands. She speaks French, English and Spanish and is learning Italian.