Charles Huijskens | Managing Partner
Charles Huijskens founded the firm in 1992. He is among the leading specialists in crisis communications in the Netherlands, and has extensive experience in financial and M&A communications. His clients include LibertyGlobal, VodafoneZiggo, ABN Amro, and Chemours.
Charles is a former political journalist. He was a correspondent in The Hague for De Telegraaf, the largest Dutch national newspaper, and later a political reporter for Dutch national TV news, the NOS Journaal. Charles has written several books on communications and PR.
Harmen Geers | Partner
Harmen Geers has 14 years of experience with corporate communications at the cutting edge. In many transactions, legal cases and crises, he has supported the main actors and taken care of the communication to stakeholders and the public – in the Netherlands and abroad. Furthermore, he has helped companies and organisations to show their right image to the outside world.
As Head of Media Relations at APG, one of the world’s largest investment organisations, Harmen was responsible for worldwide corporate communications until 2018. Previously, from 2004 to 2010, he worked as an advisor at Huijskens Communications. Harmen is co-founder of O3NL, the successful mentoring program for entrepreneurs that is linked to the Venture Mentoring Service at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Clemens Sassen | Partner
Clemens Sassen has a great deal of experience and expertise in the field of corporate communications, ranging from stakeholder management to crisis communications. In his time as an employee of Huijskens Communications, he specialized in financial communications. Companies from various industries dealing with M&As, activist shareholders or impending bankruptcies are the type of clients he advises.
Alongside his political MA degree, Clemens holds an Executive Master Corporate Communications. In this context, he researched the communications of activist shareholders with listed companies in the Netherlands. In addition, Clemens is active as Deputy Chairman in the CDA Amsterdam board. He is also part of the national campaign team for that political party.
Arthur van Amerongen | Adviseur
Arthur van Amerongen advises companies on reputation management, crisis communications and litigation communications. Current clients include parties active in real estate and financial services as well as industrial companies.
Arthur rejoined the Huijskens Communications team in April 2017. Previously, he did an internship at Huijskens Communications and he gained further experience at Burson-Marsteller in The Hague. He studied European studies at the University of Amsterdam (BA) and European Union Studies at Leiden University (MA).
Quirine van Hasselt | Adviseur
Quirine van Hasselt joined Huijskens Communications in May 2017. She advises clients about all kinds of issues that affect their reputation. Before her job at Huijskens Communications, she completed a 6 months internship at the corporate communications department of Heineken Netherlands.
Previously, she completed her Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Communication Science and her Master’s degree (MSc) in Corporate Communications in Amsterdam. Throughout her studies and the internship, Quirine gained relevant knowledge about corporate communications, crisis communications and reputation management.
Nikki Blom | Adviseur
Nikki Blom studied Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, with a specialization in corporate communication. Nikki has a special interest in crisis communications, which was the subject of her thesis, titled ‘Don’t panic, it is just a crisis'. After her studies, Nikki has worked for several years in real estate. Nikki joined the team of Huijskens Communications in October 2018. Through her work experience, Nikki possesses specialist knowledge that is particularly relevant for companies active in real estate and architecture.
Evi Timp | Adviseur
Evi Timp has been a member of our team since march 2019. Before this, she worked as a journalist for HP/De Tijd. Her experience in journalism gave her an excellent understanding of the world of the media and the way the press operates. She uses her skills as a writer to write press releases, texts and manuals for Huijskens Communications.
Evi studied Communications (2014) and History (2015-2018) at the University of Amsterdam. She completed her first year in Communication Science in 2014. After that she studied History and graduated with a Masters degree (MA) in International Relations.
Peter de Bie | Trainer
Our training courses are mainly provided by Peter de Bie, a successful radio maker, documentarist and the former Editor in Chief of TV programme ‘Radar’. He is known for, amongst other things, the popular radio programme ‘Nieuwsweekend’, which broadcasts on Saturday morning on NPO Radio 1.
Marja Boonen | Finance
Marja Boonen is the head of our finance department. Since our agency was founded, Marja has been involved with Huijskens Communications and with more than 25 years of experience, she leads the team responsible for financial affairs at our office.
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