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Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels Reinforces Senior Team

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels has added two Directors to its senior team as it cements its place as the fastest growing consultancy in Europe’s capital. Consultancy veterans Nora Lawton and Teresa Calvano join the office’s Management Team. Together they have nearly four decades of consultancy experience in integrated public affairs and communications. They will help lead the office’s 28 person team as the company continues to support its growing client base.

Nora joins Rud Pedersen after nearly eight years at Weber Shandwick in Brussels, where she was most recently Managing Director. She has previously held roles at Edelman and Ogilvy in both London and Dublin. She adds significant experience in leading pan-European advocacy and communications campaigns for Brussels-based organisations to Rud Pedersen’s existing Brussels offering. Nora said “I’m excited to join Rud Pedersen as it becomes one of Europe’s leading public affairs consultancies. With our growth in Brussels since 2017 and our Berlin office opening earlier this year, we are on track to become a leading European player and one that is already delivering game-changing campaigns across the continent.”

Teresa joins Rud Pedersen after eighteen years at FleishmanHillard in Brussels, where she held a range of senior roles, including, most recently, Senior Vice President and Director of its local management team. Her focus is on the technology sector, where she has worked on a range of issues from data protection to content regulation over the last fifteen years. “It’s a great opportunity to be part of a growing European consultancy. Digitalisation is top of the EU’s agenda along with the Green Deal. Rud Pedersen has already shown it can deliver for some of the world’s biggest tech brand in its other markets. We look forward to helping the technology sector here in Brussels.”

The two Directors will join the office’s management team, led by Brussels Managing Partner James Stevens. He said “It’s not often you get the opportunity to announce two marquee signings at the beginning of a new season. We’re thrilled to have Nora and Teresa join us. We knew them both and we know they will fit right in. They are exactly the kind of senior leaders our clients will appreciate and our team will rally around.”