Stefan Haenen

Stefan joined H+K Strategies in May 2018. He specialises in integrated communications and works for a variety of clients in the public and private sector. 

In the public sector, Stefan was H+K’s network coordinator for the European Commission’s investEU campaign until December 2019, coordinating the public information campaign on EU investments impacts & benefits in 10 EU Member States. Stefan also worked as a network coordinator in a DG JUST campaign on the Online Dispute Resolution platform, and he was the lead moderator for a European Parliament civil society partner workshop in June 2019. 

In the private sector, Stefan works as a public affairs and public relations advisor for clients in the manufacturing and FMCG sectors, with a particular focus on sustainability and the European Green Deal.

Before joining H+K, Stefan worked a stakeholder and project manager in EU-funded R&D projects with a sustainability focus (climate change, energy storage, etc.). In addition, Stefan worked with and moderated many interactive formats for EU institutions, including DG TAXUD, DG GROW, DG EMPL, DG EAC, DG CLIMA, DG JUST, EIB, etc.

Stefan combines a Master’s in Strategic Communication, with an MSc. in International Relations from the Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), as well as a Master’s in international and European Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).​ Stefan is a native Belgian, and has lived in Spain and Colombia. He speaks Dutch, English, French and Spanish.