Archives for Senior Team

Fredrik Lofthagen

Fredrik is CEO of Interel and the founder and Chairman of the Interel Global Partnership – a network of best-in-class independent public affairs consultancies with offices in more than 60 global markets. Since his appointment as CEO in 2006, Fredrik has more than doubled the size of the company through organic growth and acquisitions, expanding …read more →

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Florence Maisel

Florence set up Interel’s office in France in 1989. She is the managing partner of Interel France and also heads up the Food and Drink practice at Group level. Prior to joining Interel, Florence spent four years as a political consultant at Michel Bongrand SA. She began her career in 1984 at Arthur Young where she worked …read more →

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George McGregor

George is Managing Partner of Interel UK and Group Head of Public Affairs. He works with a range of blue chip clients providing strategic counsel, and devising their public affairs strategies and lobbying campaigns. His client work won him the UK Campaign of the Year Award organised by Public Affairs News. He was Special Adviser to …read more →

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Grégoire Poisson

Grégoire is Managing Partner of Interel EU. Before joining Interel in May 2012, he headed the Energy-Environment-Transport practice at the Brussels office of a global advocacy firm, where he provided strategic advice to a wide range of clients, from blue chip companies to trade associations. Prior to that, Grégoire was Account Director in a global communications …read more →

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Baudouin Velge

Baudouin has been Managing Partner of Interel Belgium since 1 December 2007. He holds a Ph. D. in economics and started his career at the National Bank of Belgium. After working in the financial department of Philips and heading a subsidiary of credit insurer Cobac (now Euler-Hermes Belgium), he became chief economist of the Federation of …read more →

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Markus Weidling

Before joining the Interel team, Markus Weidling served as Head of International and Regional Services, Institutional Sales and General Administration for the German news agency dapd, by then the German partner of Associated Press. From 2008 to 2010, he was posted as Counselor for Development Affairs to the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United …read more →

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Preeti Bakaya

With close to 20 years of experience Preeti has worked across organisations in both India and Europe. She started her career as a journalist with Business Today and then moved to Hill and Knowlton, Max Healthcare, Aviva Life Insurance, Microsoft and finally Interel, Brussels. During her career she has been involved in various award- winning …read more →

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Mark Pinner

Mark is an experienced communications professional specialising in advising corporate clients on Chinese inbound and outbound investment issues. Before joining Interel he worked for Chinese MNC Lenovo in their Beijing head office for over five years, where he built up their international communications capability with their comms, marketing and regional sales teams around the world. Prior …read more →

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Stephen Edwards

Stephen is Interel UK’s Deputy Managing Partner and Group Head of Technology. He leads Interel’s work on cybersecurity policy and procurement working with a range of corporations and associations. He has advised companies including Intel, Lockheed Martin and QinetiQ on government engagement in relation to cyber, and has also developed market entry strategies for SMEs …read more →

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Kieran O’Keeffe

Kieran works with a range of multinational companies and trade associations, providing strategic advice on every aspect of European affairs. He is an experienced public affairs professional with experience in the UK as well as the EU. Prior to joining Interel, Kieran was head of European affairs for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and opened  …read more →

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