26 November 2012

Thomas Tindemans Appointed Co-Lead of Global Public Affairs Practice

NEW YORK – Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced that Thomas Tindemans, CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Brussels office, will join Joe Eyer as co-lead of the agency’s global public affairs practice. The appointment rounds out the agency’s global public affairs leadership team with experienced leaders in Washington, D.C. and Brussels.
Tindemans and Eyer will partner to broaden and strengthen the agency’s public affairs offering around the world. In addition to serving existing clients and leading global business development, the pair will design and market campaign services to arm clients with innovative public affairs and grassroots strategies that achieve clients’ dynamic objectives.

Tindemans brings 20 years of experience in European Union public affairs and strategic communications to the new role. He has an extended track record of advising corporate, government and NGO clients on their public and corporate affairs strategies, including legislative procedures and political developments in the EU institutions and the Member States. Prior to joining H+K Strategies in 2010, Tindemans led the public affairs practice at the law firm White & Case. In addition to co-leading H+K’s global public affairs practice, Tindemans will continue to assist clients in establishing their public and corporate affairs strategies.

“I am pleased to welcome Thomas to this expanded global leadership role,”said Jack Martin, global chairman and CEO of H+K Strategies. “Public affairs is at the very center of the Brussels office, which Thomas has ably led since taking the helm in January. I am confident he will bring that vision and creativity to our global public affairs practice.”

Lars-Erik Gronntun, president of H+K Strategies Europe, said, “Thomas has strategic instincts that serve his clients extraordinarily well – especially when they need communications strategies to solve complex public policy matters across international borders. He will now be in an excellent position to share his experience and expertise with his public affairs colleagues across the global network.”

In his new role, Tindemans will report to H+K Strategies’ Vice Chair and Global Head of Practices, Vivian Lines. He will work closely with regional leadership, general managers and client account leaders to provide support to the firm’s client leads and new business efforts.

“I feel honored to be entrusted with co-leading a global practice at H+K Strategies,” said Tindemans. “I’m looking forward to further enhancing H+K’s delivery of the highest quality advice to help our clients achieve their goals in the public affairs space.”

“At its best, public affairs is about driving desired action through the use of creative and persuasive communication,” added Joe Eyer, co-lead of global public affairs. “I look forward to partnering with Thomas to strengthen H+K Strategies’ existing infrastructure and help exceed the expectations of our global client base.”