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Benno van der Laan

Director, Transatlantic and Latin America


Benno van der Laan heads up the Washington DC office of Interel.

In cooperation with Interel’s offices in Europe, Benno and Interel’s DC office provide European government relations and public affairs services to clients based in North America.

Benno started his career in Brussels in 1991 and over the years has designed and executed numerous advocacy campaigns in many policy areas, including environment, energy, chemicals and trade. In 2001 Benno opened the firm’s EU affairs office in Washington, DC. 

Benno has also worked in the European Commission. In addition to his native Dutch, he speaks English, French, Portuguese and German.