Thomas Tindemans
Chairman
Thomas Tindemans is a Belgian national with more than 20 years’ experience in EU Public Affairs and communications. He has an extensive track record of advising corporate, government and NGO clients on their public and corporate affairs strategies.  He covers regulatory, legislative and political developments at EU and Member States level, as well as global developments and relations between the EU and the rest of the world.

email: thomas.tindemans@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Melanie Faithfull Kent
CEO
Melanie is responsible for the communications business of Hill+ Knowlton in Brussels.  Her particular consulting focus is corporate  and financial communications, change management and issues management in sectors including finance, energy, industrial and government.

email: melanie.faithfull@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Julie Santens
Chief Financial Officer
Julie Santens is CFO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Brussels. She can rely on 10 years of experience within the consulting sector where she helped leading corporations create and sustain competitive advantage. She can think creatively and partner with clients to solve their toughest challenges.

Julie works closely with teams to establish lasting partnerships with clients, based on value and impact, and viewing client success as our own. Working together, we create better outcomes than either of us could alone.

email: julie.santens@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Brendan Hodgson
Executive Strategy Director and Head of Digital Practice
In his role as Strategy Director with Hill+Knowlton’s Digital Communications group, Brendan provides strategic counsel and project leadership on all facets of digital PR and social media activation, including corporate and public affairs, online advocacy, crisis and issues management, stakeholder relations, and social marketing. His value is his ability to develop effective online strategies that integrate with traditional communications and public affairs methodologies.

email: brendan.hodgson@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Alain Berger
Executive Strategy Director
Alain joined H+K in January 2015 as Executive Strategy Director.
Since 2008, Alain has been Alstom’s Délégué Général for Europe, Head of the Brussels’s office and SVP for European Affairs. He established the EU office, recruiting and managing a team of recognised professionals and positioning the group in Brussels as a visible and well respected contributor to EU policy, dealing with issues such as: Energy (infrastructure) and Climate policy; (Rail) Transport; Trade (FTA, WTO, GPA, Market access, Public procurement, IPR); Competition policy (state aid and merger control cases); Research and Development; Regional Cohesion policy (positioning the group on large infrastructure projects and dealing with member states), DG Market, Public Procurement,OLAF, Infringement procedures etc.).

email: alain.berger@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Katia Delvaille
Senior Advisor
Katia specialises in consumer health brands and is particularly interested in functional foods, health and obesity issues. Her key accounts are Kellogg’s, GSK Biologicals, Lundbeck, European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association, Chiquita, Grünenthal and Cardio3 BioSciences. Katia has over a 20 years experience as a specialist in food, pharmaceutical, healthcare and lifestyle, and she has a strong knowledge of the corporate media landscape and key opinion leaders.

email: katia.delvaille@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Corneel Maes
Senior Advisor
Corneel Maes is responsible for Corporate Affairs. He has accumulated more than 25 years of corporate communication and reputation management experience, first working within major listed companies and then advising various industry leaders on communication challenges. He has a comprehensive background in strategic advisory and issue management throughout the various development phases of corporate organizations.

email: corneel.maes@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Philippe de Buck
Senior Executive Advisor
Philippe joined H+K in September 2015 as Senior Executive Advisor. As former Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE, Philippe brings to H+K a wealth of experience with EU economic, policy and regulatory issues.  His extensive network of contacts, both in industry as well as in EU and national governments and administrations, is unrivalled.

email: Philippe.deBuck@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Joost Vantomme
Senior Advisor Public Affairs
Joost Vantomme is Director with H+K Strategies. Joost has over 20 years’ experience in Belgian, European and international legal, regulatory and public policy matters. Joost focuses on regulatory and policy issues involving areas such as internal market, competition, market liberalization, telecommunications and other network industries, customs, e-commerce and data protection. His European and international outreach is complemented by his in depth knowledge of the Belgian federal and regional political and business environments.
Joost is a frequent speaker at conferences on regulatory policy topics and the author of papers in the regulatory, legal & advocacy domain.

email: joost.vantomme@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Giovanni Colombo
Director
Giovanni joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies Brussels in January 2009 to work across the Public Affairs and Corporate Communications departments. His work involves managing stakeholder and media relations campaigns in support of public affairs objectives at the European Union (EU) level. 

email: Giovanni.Colombo@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Mathijs Peters
Director
​Mathijs joined H+K in October 2015 as a Director.
Before joining H+K, Mathijs was Director EU Affairs and, most recently, Director Corporate Affairs the Netherlands for Philip Morris International.

email: mathijs.peters@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Lorraine Baldwin
Account Director
Lorraine has extensive experience in developing and implementing effective traditional communications and digital strategies that integrate with public affairs methodologies for corporations from across a variety of sectors.

email: lorraine.baldwin@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Caroline De Wolf
Account Director

Caroline joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in February 2015 as an Account Director. As a former TV journalist, she is very much focused on corporate communication and reputation management, working mainly with Belgian and international clients in financial and professional services. She’s a media training expert and a member of H+K Strategies’ crisis communications team.

email: caroline.dewolf@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Fabrizio Colimberti
Digital Strategist
Fabrizio has been advising trade associations and companies on their online and offline activities and campaigns for more than six years. His areas of expertise include media relations, web and visual design, social media, video production and others.
 

email: Fabrizio.Colimberti@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Ellen Hof
Account Manager
Ellen joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in January 2013. As a member of the Public Affairs Practice Group, she advises a variety of international clients at both Belgian and EU level on legislative and regulatory issues. She is working for a range of clients in the fields of health and nutrition, including Lundbeck, the European Palm Oil Association, the European Federation of Periodontology and Solae. 

email: Ellen.Hof@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Magda Kalata
Account Manager, EU Public Affairs
Magda joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in 2015 as a member of the Public Affairs team. She works with healthcare clients on initiatives related to medical technology, pharmaceuticals, e/mHealth and stakeholder engagement. 

email: Magda.Kalata@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Céline Mercier
Account Manager

Céline joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in April 2015 as an Account Manager in the Communications team. She is a PR & Communications professional with 10 years of experience in Marketing and Communications, in-house and with agencies, for B2B international and European organisations. She has handled Internal and Corporate Communications projects, Press Relations, Reputation Management, Branding, Digital & Social Media strategies, along with Change Management and Crisis Communications.

email: celine.mercier@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Valeria Saluci
Account Manager, EU Public Affairs
Valeria joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies Belgium in 2015 as a member of the Public Affairs Practice Group; she advises a variety of international clients on legislative and regulatory issues. She is currently working for a range of clients in the fields of energy and environment.

email: Valeria.saluci@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Michael Wilen
Account Manager
Michael advises clients on dossiers relating to technology, media, IP, telecoms and logistics. This includes work on recent initiatives which form part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy.
 

email: michael.wilen@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Jessica Faure
Consultant
Jessica works for the Public Affairs Practice Group and specializes in environment, energy and healthcare policies. Her current clients include Sofiprotéol, Gilead, the Oral Health Platform, as well as the Trade Secrets & Innovation Coalition.

email: jessica.faure@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Barbara Gonzato
Consultant, EU Public Affairs

Barbara joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in 2014 and is a member of the Public Affairs team. She is currently advising clients in the healthcare, food and nutrition sectors. Her fields of expertise include healthcare, food and consumer affairs. Current and past clients include MSD, Chiesi and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

email: barbara.gonzato@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Laurence Leclercq
Consultant
Laurence joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in August 2014. She is currently advising a number of international clients on EU public affairs and stakeholder engagement. Laurence mainly specializes in food and environmental policies.

email: laurence.leclercq@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Joseph Lemaire
Consultant
Joseph joined Hill+Knowlton in August 2014. He works across the Public Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications practices. His current and past clients include organisations in the sectors of health, transport, professional services, food and sports. Through his work he has built specific experience in media relations, media training, crisis communications and change management.

email: joseph.lemaire@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Maria Linkova-Nijs
Consultant
Maria joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in June 2013. Maria works across the Communications and Public Affairs Practice Groups and specializes in corporate communications, stakeholder engagement and digital strategy. Her current clients include the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, Deloitte, European Federation of Periodontology and Rakuten.

email: Maria.linkova@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Maïté Oreglia
Consultant
Maïté is a Consultant in the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs practices. She currently advises clients in the financial service, trade, professional services, consumer goods and food sector. Her clients include: Visa Europe, Rx&D, Robert Half, Nikon and Mondelez.

email: maite.oreglia@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Thomas Vermeeren
Consultant
Thomas joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in June 2016. He is currently providing PA and communication advice to a number of Belgian and international clients in different sectors such as consumer goods, professional services and transportation.

email: Thomas.vermeeren@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Delphine Bourseau
Account Executive
Delphine joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as an Account Executive in 2015. She is part of the Corporate Communications team, where she currently advises clients such as Visa, Nikon, Procter & Gamble and NetApp.

email: Delphine.Bourseau@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Daniel Hart
Account Executive, EU Public Affairs
Daniel joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in January 2015 and works on digital services, health and international trade issues. Clients in these areas include 21st Century Fox, Boeing, NASSCOM, Rx&D, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and The Business Alliance for TTIP.

email: daniel.hart@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Eóghain Mitchison
Account Executive
Eóghain Mitchison joined H+K Strategies for the autumn of 2014 after having worked in the EU institutions in Dublin as well as in financial services in the UK, and subsequently joined full-time following the completion of his studies at Sciences Po. At H+K Eóghain has worked on a wide range of issues including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, finance and sustainability, with a portfolio including clients such as Statoil, Deloitte and Kemira.

email: eoghain.mitchison@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Yannick Blervacq
Junior Account Executive
Following the completion of his master’s studies, Yannick joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies Brussels in October 2016. As a Junior Account Executive he is part of H+K’s PR team and is currently working on clients such as Huawei, Lions Club, Ontex, Beobank and InvestEU.

email: Yannick.Blervacq@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Carine De Winne
Office Manager
Carine De Winne joined Hill & Knowlton International Belgium in September 1988.

Carine is assisting both the CEO and the CFO in the smooth running of the office.

email: carine.dewinne@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Vicky Diedens
Accountant
Vicky joined the Hill+Knowlton Finance Team in July 2008 as an accountant.

email: Vicky.Diedens@hkstrategies.com
Read more »
Chantal Vanhee
Receptionist
Chantal joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in November 2000. She is responsible for the reception.

email: chantal.vanhee@hkstrategies.com
Read more »