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Olivier Hinnekens

Olivier specializes in Public Affairs and Crisis Communications at the European and Belgian level.

He has nearly 20 years’ experience in politics, public affairs, corporate communications and crisis management.

One of the core values of Kekst CNC is uncompromising excellence. As a consultant, you need to give your client the best possible advice and an objective outside perspective. That is not always easy and not always what the client expects to hear. But it is an absolute necessity if you want to make a real difference for your client and their business.

Olivier is a Belgian national with over 20 years’ experience in politics, public affairs, corporate communications and crisis management, backed by an extensive political and civil society network in Belgium, notably within the Dutch speaking community and within the International European Movement.

Prior to joining Kekst CNC in 2015, Olivier was a policy advisor on Trade Policy, Foreign Policy, European Affairs, Economic Affairs, Labour Market and Innovation with the Flemish Christian Democrats, and represented his party at the European level within the European People’s Party. Before his party experience, Olivier was Partner and Head of the Belgian Public Affairs Practice at Interel Public Relations and Public Affairs. He started his career with internships at the European Commission and the National Bank of Belgium and worked in regional economic development.

Olivier holds a Master of Laws (LLM) of the University of Illinois and his working languages are English, French and Dutch, with a good understanding of German.



Public Affairs

  • Played a leading role in advising clients on a broad range of sectors on how to navigate the EU and Belgian policy landscape.

Crisis and Issues Management

  • Advised the Compound Feed industry during the worst food crisis the Belgian market has ever faced.

Corporate Restructuring

  • Advised a number of clients in Belgium, France, Denmark and the United Kingdom on corporate restructurings.




Contact information


Kekst CNC
Square de Meeûs 23
1000 Brussels