Karel is CEO of H+K Brussels. He is one of the most experienced advocacy professionals in Belgium. He has extensive experience in federation management, stakeholder engagement and strategic communications to the H+K Strategies Brussels team and its clients. He has led advocacy organisations for well over two decades, heading an association in the construction industry (Bouwunie) between 2000 and 2004, the Flemish association for the self-employed, UNIZO, from 2004 to 2017 and the Belgian federation of the financial sector, Febelfin from 2017 to 2020.
Prior to H+K, he worked as an advisor for Deloitte and before that managed the RSC Anderlecht football club. This experience is based on intense engagement with Belgian, international and EU policies and decision-making. With this background, Karel will have an immediate added value for the PR and PA strategies of H+K’s clients’, as he helps them navigate the Belgian and European policy and communications landscapes.