Mrs. Mathis is currently director of Cooperatives Europe, the European organisation representing cooperatives at European level. Lawyer, graduated from the University of La Sorbonne (DESS Droit public et européen), she has worked within Barlow, Lyde and Gilbert sollicitors (London) and Wiener statische Insurance Group (Vienna). She then has worked in the Cooperative mouvement. After being responsible for European Affairs at Febecoop (the Belgian federation of co-operatives), in 2006 she took over the position of deputy director at Cooperatives Europe, where she was responsible for advocacy and institutional relations. She was appointed Director in June 2016. Representing 176.000 enterprises accross Europe, CE advocates to create a level playing fields between coops and other forms of enterprises at trans-sectoral level and supports projects for the development of cooperatives.