Our Team

Fredrik Lofthagen

Chief Executive Officer


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 from its Brussels beginnings to become the leading independent global public affairs consultancy.

Fredrik has been a leading force in the professionalisation of the public affairs consulting industry. He was the first consultancy leader in Brussels to require all his consultants to join the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) and to sign up to its code of conduct.

Many public affairs campaigns conceived and managed by Fredrik have had significant impact on policy and legislation, ranging from corporate governance to disease awareness, environment and external relations. He was the first consultancy leader in Europe to accept the prestigious SABRE award in the category Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year (2004).

Fredrik started his career as a lawyer in Brussels before moving into public affairs. He joined Interel in 1996 and spent his first ten years with the company creating and developing its European Affairs practice.

He holds a master degree in laws (LL.M) from the University of Lund, Sweden.

He speaks English and French, besides his native language, Swedish.