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Ruud Wassen

Managing Director

Currently, Ruud is part of the management team with Teneo in Brussels advising global companies with complex regulatory issues.

15 years of experience in strategic communications and public affairs advisory for both multinational companies and trade associations.

Current responsibilities also entail developing and implementing Teneo’s corporate growth trajectory in Brussels, identifying business development opportunities and motivating talent.

A specialist in European legislative and regulatory advocacy, pan-European integrated campaigns, strategy development, litigation support and company positioning, Ruud has been helping companies with their EU engagement. In particular, experience in energy policy, having worked with several oil and gas companies, advising them on their relations with EU institutions. In addition, counselling several senior-level clients in the environment, automotive, tech, and defense and security sectors and for the last six years provided strategic and operational support to one of the world’s leading chemical companies.

Earlier, worked at Eurogas and counselled several energy companies as head of the energy practice at Burson-Marsteller, after starting his career at Fleishman-Hillard. He also worked for a Dutch MEP in the European Parliament.

Dutch national, graduated from Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a degree in European Law. Also received a Master’s degree in War Studies from King’s College London. Ruud is fluent in Dutch, English and German.