Why Mavence?

We find the right talent - for the right position - at the right time. That’s what makes the Mavence difference.

Managing diverse and sometimes even hostile stakeholders is an essential skill for any public affairs leader. Cynthia Fürste is known for doing just that. And with excellence. Industries under fire rely on Cynthia’s diplomacy to lead them safely through the legislative process and arrive at win-win compromises.

She has served as a trusted advisor to multinational corporations, representing their interests within industry associations, working groups and think tanks. Spotting and recruiting talent comes naturally to Cynthia since she remains active in the public affairs scene at EU and national levels.

With over 20 years of experience advising the tobacco industry among others, Cynthia is especially skilled at identifying leaders for highly regulated sectors coming under increased scrutiny or undergoing disruptive change.


  • Brussels


  • MA, Business Administration – UBI Brussels (2002)
  • BA, General Management – ISBW Utrecht (1999)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French