Director Belgian Market
"The importance of public affairs is often underestimated or even misunderstood. That’s why having a recruiter with public affairs experience is so important."
Public Affairs is at the crossroads of diverse disciplines, from legal to finance to communications. Philippe Putman understands this all too well. Having worked extensively as a regulatory and PA professional, he understands a Public Affairs executive needs to be able to dive into legal texts, discuss technical concepts with project developers and engineers, all the while keeping the business’ bottom line in mind. And across all of this, never forgetting the importance of networking and fostering excellent relationships with key stakeholders.
Philippe is a true insider in more than one policy sphere: in government administration, as a regulator, and across the private sector, specializing in energy and climate. Not only that, he is an insider on working “from the outside”, having held positions both within and beyond the EU, and has served clients as both an advisor and as the head of his own consultancy where he has become widely known and respected for his tenacity and persistence in transforming “no, thank you” into a “job well done.”
- Lic. Iur., K.U.Leuven
- Master of Laws, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa