Fleishman-Hillard Brussels Makes Senior Hire in Financial Services

Brussels, 4 September 2012 – International communications consultancy Fleishman-Hillard has appointed Martin Bresson as Senior Policy Adviser to the firm’s financial services practice.

Martin Bresson joined Fleishman-Hillard as Senior Policy Adviser on 3 September from the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU. Bresson served as Counsellor on financial services during the Danish Presidency of the EU. From 2003 to 2011, he was Head of Division at the Danish Ministry of Business and Economics.

He has significant experience in both public and private sectors, having previously advised the Copenhagen-based industry association Bryggeriforeningen as a consultant. A lawyer by training, he also has considerable academic experience, having been Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of Copenhagen University from 1988 to 1997.

Bresson joins Fleishman-Hillard’s 20-strong financial services team in Brussels supporting the firm’s extensive portfolio of global financial services clients.

Commenting on his appointment, Bresson said: “The excellence of work, the high quality of the leadership and the commitment to professionalism are what led me to Fleishman-Hillard. I look forward to making my contribution to the team, its clients and the company.”

Donald Ricketts, SVP & Partner and Head of Financial Services, said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin Bresson to the team. His international perspective and deep understanding of the challenges facing policy-makers and industry alike set him apart.”

Caroline Wunnerlich, EVP & Senior Partner and Managing Director, added: “Martin will perfectly complement the Financial Services leadership team of Donald Ricketts and Bertrand Huet as they continue to drive this dynamic practice.”

Fleishman-Hillard Brussels has significantly grown across all practices over recent years. The firm provides strategic communications services and advocacy advice across the energy, environment, financial services, food, health, ICT and transportation sectors.

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Anita Kelly, anita.kelly@fleishmaneurope.com +32 498 11 21 48

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