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Stephen Jackson

Stephen Jackson, Head of Public Affairs Practice

Weber Shandwick

stephen.jackson@webershandwick.com

My Job

I currently lead our public affairs team, which brings deep sectorial expertise in energy, transport, TMT, industrials and healthcare with an emphasis on sustainability and climate policies along with integrated communications and public affairs services.

My Experience

Stephen leads the EU public affairs team and brings extensive EU affairs expertise ranging from complex advocacy and communication campaigns to trade association management and EU funding/procurement.

Strategic and creative in his approach, Stephen is experienced in working with global companies like Airbus, Anglo American, ExxonMobil, General Motors, JP Morgan, Mastercard and McAfee. He has also managed and worked for a number of trade associations and non-profit organisations including: Hydrogen Europe, Bio-based Industry Consortium (BIC), the European Federation of Pharmaceuticals Industry associations (EFPIA), the Lebanese American University (LAU) and WorldAutoSteel. Prior to joining the agency, Stephen worked for other public affairs consultancies in Brussels, as well as within the public sector.

A British and a French national, Stephen also underwent military training for reservist officers in the French Land Forces and is a Board Member of EPACA.

My Proudest Achievements

I managed the transition of Hydrogen Europe from a private partner within an EU public private partnership to a fully-fledged trade association which has enabled wide recognition of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in EU energy and climate policies

My Education

  • Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Security and Conflict Analysis, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics, Université Saint Louis (UCL), Brussels, Belgium
  • DEUG degree in Law, Université Panthéon Assas, Paris, France
  • FIOR (Formation Initiale d’Officier de Réserve) – Etat-Major, 4th Battalion of the Special Military School of Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan, France

My Languages

English, French, German.

My Interests outside work

Skiing, mountaineering, tennis, eating and clubbing.

My Favourite Brussels anecdote

I came to Brussels 15 years ago JUST for an internship.

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