Managing Director, Teneo cabinet DN
Ruud Wassen is a Managing Director with Teneo Strategy in Brussels and advises global companies with complex regulatory issues. Mr. Wassen has 15 years of experience in strategic communications and public affairs advisory for both multinational companies and trade associations. His 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, he has experience in energy policy, having worked with several oil and gas companies, advising them on their relations with EU institutions. In addition, Ruud counsels several senior-level clients in the environment, tech, and financial services sectors and for the last five years he has provided strategic and operational support to one of the world’s leading chemical companies.
Earlier in his career, Ruud 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, and for two human rights NGOs.
Ruud, a Dutch national, graduated from Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a degree in European Law. He also received a Master’s degree in War Studies from King’s College London. Ruud is fluent in Dutch, English and German, and has a basic knowledge of French and Spanish.