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Karel Joos

Partner, Belgium


+32 2 213 13 15

Karel Joos is a partner, based in Interel’s Brussels office. He is a public affairs specialist with particular expertise in corporate communications and crisis communications. He is also a member of the management team and leads Interel’s work in the transport and infrastructure sector.

A construction engineer and a financial economist, Karel served as a captain in the Belgian armed forces. After leaving the army, he was a strategy consultant, dealing mainly with transport policy across Europe. He has co-authored four books on transportation economics.

He has also worked as an advisor to the Minister-President of the Flemish Government covering a range of issues including public works, mobility, public-private partnerships (PPP) and industrial economics. He is a publicly-acknowledged expert in PPP and is a member of the United Nations Team of PPP Specialists.

Just before joining Interel in 2008, he was a director in the cabinet of the Belgian minister for public sector enterprises where he supervised policymaking at the Belgian railways, the Belgian Post and telecommunications operator Belgacom.

He is fluent in Dutch, English and French and conversational in German.