Robert Wright joins FH Brussels as Senior Vice-President

FH Brussels is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Wright as Senior Vice-President.

Robert will provide senior strategic counsel to FH clients across a range of policy areas including environment, chemicals and energy, reporting to SVP & Partner Rob Anger. He will furthermore add to the team’s existing senior expertise on key issues including Brexit.

Robert is an Irish national with 25 years’ experience in public policy and regulatory affairs, having worked in several roles across the public affairs spectrum. He has worked for the European Commission as Administrator of the EU Ecolabel Consultation Forum before then moving into EU Public Affairs consultancy, after which he also acted as Advisor to European Commissioner Margot Wallstrom.

Since then he has worked in several senior in-house roles as Director, Senior Director and VP levels at Intel Corporation, in the Solar Energy Sector and OSI Systems.

Furthermore, he has extensive Industry Association experience having worked at senior level and as head of industry associations in the oil and gas, biofuels and the lifts/buildings sector.

Caroline Wunnerlich, Executive Vice President & Senior Partner, Regional Director EMEA stated: “FH is delighted to welcome Robert on Board and I am very pleased to have secured the strong offering that he will bring to our team. He comes with a wealth of Public Affairs experience in general and specific expertise in key sectors where FH already has a market-leading position, especially environment and chemicals. His addition to our team comes at a good time as we prepare for the Year of Change in 2019”.

Robert Wright stated: “I am very excited to join one of Brussels’ stellar agencies. I have been particularly struck by both FH’s impressive team and its existing client base in Brussels. It was an easy decision for me to join the company given its strong Europe-wide and global presence and the fact that it enjoys such a positive reputation. I look forward to helping bring the team added success in the future”.

Robert is married with two children and speaks Italian, French and Spanish. Before starting his career in Brussels, Robert studied at the University of Warwick and completed post-graduate work at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the European University Institute in Florence.