Rob Sebes (1961) was economic and political journalist at national and international levels for over seventeen years, of which the last ten years as editor at De Financiële Telegraaf and head of the parliamentary editor of De Telegraaf. In between these periodes he worked as editor at the central employers’ organisation MKB-Nederland for five years.
Government and industry
Rob is a senior consultant for strategic communications, media policy and spokesperson since 2006. He was interim head of communications at the Association of Insurers, management spokesman of public transport (public transport City of Rotterdam), strategic advisor and national spokesperson on behalf of all public transport companies for the Student Public Transit-chipcard, strategic advisor PR for the program risk management in construction (RISNET), communications manager and spokesman of the Iraq Inquiry (Davids Committee) and head of Public Affairs and spokesman for the organization KNMP pharmacists. Rob was spokesperson of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on the Financial System (Commission De Wit) that the Dutch financial support to banks studied and of which its final report was presented on April 11, 2012.
Not just another advisor
Besides his advisory positions, Rob provided numerous presentation, communication, media training and strategic communications sessions for directors and directors / managers within the government and with corporate players.
Furthermore Rob is author and co-author of six books on money matters, and a book about politics (all at BBNC Publishers). His latest book is ‘The Spokesman – Handbook for a professional in media policy’. Rob is also a member of the Theme Group Media Relations of Logeion, the association of and for communication professionals. Furthermore Rob is guest lecturer strategic communications and media policy.