Ties joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies Brussels as Public Affairs Intern in June 2021. He holds a BA degree in European Studies and has almost graduated from his MA degree in European Public Affairs.
During his Bachelor’s, Ties went on exchange to Peter the Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg, where he learned about the international, political and economic facets of Russian society.
Before his Master’s programme, Ties worked as an Internal & External Communications Intern at the waste-to-product organisation Renewi plc. During this internship, he gained profound knowledge and skills in drafting PA proposals and strategic communications, which moved along with the EU’s transitioning policy agenda to cover topics such as the circular economy and the EU Green Deal. Besides having studied the Russian language, Ties fluently speaks Dutch and English, whilst he is proficient in French and German.