Bene Colenbrander

Expertise
Bene offers lobbying and strategic advice to businesses, trade associations, and charitable organizations. In doing so, he consistently aims to offer clear, applicable, and structured advice. Bene learned the inner workings of Parliament during his internship at the registry of the European Affairs Committee. While working at the registry, he advised Members of Parliament and the deputy registrar on Brexit-related developments. Bene was also involved in organizing roundtables and working visits.

During his studies, Bene worked at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. As a member and chairman of its works council, he contributed to the Concertgebouw’s management and helped the organization cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education
Bene studied Political Science and Law at the University of Amsterdam. Subsequently, he earned a master’s degree in Politics and Parliament at Radboud University Nijmegen and a master’s degree in European Union Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Personal
In his spare time, Bene is active in the field of art and architecture. Within the heritage association Heemschut he is committed to the preservation of Amsterdam’s heritage and is working for the BONAS foundation on an architecture monograph.