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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Geoffrey Ghyoot

Geoffrey is the Group CFO of Interel. He is joining us from Amicus Therapeutics Inc. where he was the head of international finance with responsibility for the build out of the company’s international operations. Prior to that he was the Head of Finance Europe with Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a business grown by multiple mergers & …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

A seasoned public affairs and communications professional with 20 years’ experience in Brussels, Grégoire is Managing Partner EU at Interel and leads the Group Energy & Natural Resources practice. Under his watch, the EU practice and its 40-strong team has been voted Best Consultancy 2014 and 2017 at the European Public Affairs Awards. Before joining …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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Bob Lewis

Bob Lewis is Group Head of Association Management practice. He provides strategic counsel to clients, specialising in certification programs, outreach campaigns, strategy and business development. With a 27 year management career spanning public (education), private and voluntary sectors, Bob has built a strong track record of highly effective leadership, advocacy and stakeholder management. Prior to …read more →

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Jason C. Jarrell

Jason Jarrell joined Interel in September 2014 as Director, Global Practice. He has extensive experience advising senior-level corporate executives on global public affairs strategy development and working with organizations to build or strengthen international capacity. Jason’s international background crosses the private and public sectors, with more than fifteen years of experience in corporate public affairs, …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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