I am an experienced consultant, non-profit and trade association professional; this followed upon a distinguished (law qualified) diplomatic career.
My expertise includes strategic consulting and hands-on assistance for businesses, non-profit organizations and trade associations; formulating global strategies to positively influence bottom line growth; creating international strategic management structures and outreach to national and international governmental bodies; organizing advocacy campaigns and goal-oriented conferences; conflict resolution; developing brand enhancement strategies and engaging in appropriate follow-up. I directed formulation and implementation of government affairs strategies for industry to positively impact regulatory policies and reform.
As a seasoned advisor and negotiator in industrial, legal, commercial, trade, agricultural, social and other sectors, I have worked for key groups in the U.S. and European and Asian countries, the United Nations, and other international organizations.
I served as Vice President of AARP International; Senior Consultant at Stonebridge International; and Head of European Affairs, Associate Vice President at Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
During my career as a Belgian diplomat I was awarded two knighthoods and awards
by four governments and the United Nations for advancing business and humanitarian causes throughout the world.