Seasoned communications, corporate and public affairs professional, having worked in senior positions in business, government and industry association. At the Dutch multinational Nouryon (the former specialty chemicals business of AkzoNobel) he is directing the company’s global government relations & public affairs activities, internal communications, and external & media relations.
Before joining Nouryon and AkzoNobel, he worked as deputy director-general for a trade association. Marcel started his career as a Dutch diplomat, having served for almost 14 years in Brussels (EU), Geneva and New York (UN) and The Hague, and as Director of Communications for the Dutch minister for European Affairs Frans Timmermans (the current First Vice-President of the European Commission).
Marcel is Co-Chair on Corporate Citizenship at the European Association of Communication Directors, Chairman of the EU Advisory Committee of the Dutch business association VNO-NCW and Advisor to the Public Affairs Council, the leading global professional association in Public Affairs. From 2013-2015, Marcel was President of the BVPA, the Dutch Association for Public Affairs professionals.