Deyan Lazarov Edelman Brussels

Deyan Lazarov

Deyan joined the Health & Wellbeing team at Edelman Global Advisory Brussels in October 2022 and supports clients in the healthcare sector with establishing and reinforcing their EU & global public affairs strategies.

Prior to joining Edelman, Deyan worked as a Policy Officer at the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe) – a Brussels-based NGO representing all clinicians and researchers working in the field of paediatric cancers in Europe. His role included maintaining and growing relationships with policymakers as well as coordinating advocacy activities in relation to, among others, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer, the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe and national cancer policies. He also co-authored a Comment in The Lancet Oncology on the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on health data sharing and its implications for childhood cancer research.

Before that, Deyan gained valuable policy experience during his time at the European Parliament by working on legislative files in several of the institution’s Committees. He started his career at the global consultancy Ernst & Young, obtaining his first insights into client work.

Deyan holds a Master's degree in European Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Law from the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany). In parallel, he enriched his international experience by spending a study abroad year in Brussels, Belgium and Minnesota, United States. In addition to his native Bulgarian, he is fluent in English, German and French.