Hague Corporate Affairs announced the hire of Marion Banide, who joins the European consultancy’s Corporate Communications team as Account Director, specialised in reputation management and financial communications. Based in Amsterdam, Marion Banide will be working closely with Frits Hendrikx, Director of Corporate Communications.

She has spent the past seven years advising prominent City-based corporates and individuals on their media positioning. Marion has extensive experience in the world of the financial and capital markets and advises large private and institutional investors on their communication strategies in Europe and the United States. She worked for clients such as Eaton Vance, Eastpring Investments, PineBridge Investments as well as the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). Marion will assist Hague’s clients in devising impactful reputation and crisis management strategies.

Marion holds a Master’s degree in International corporate communications from CELSA – Paris La Sorbonne IV, following the completion of her law degree from Paris La Sorbonne I.

This development is the latest of a series of strategic hires made by the public affairs agency to strengthen its international expertise and meet increased demand from international and Dutch clients for financial communication and reputation and crisis management advice.

Commenting on the hire, Frits Hendrikx, Director of Corporate Communications said: “We are very pleased to welcome Marion to the team. She will bring substantial knowledge to our corporate communications services, thanks to her extensive experience in providing reputation and crisis management advice to international clients in the financial and business sector”.

Marion Banide added: “I am glad to be joining Hague Corporate Affairs, a dynamic fast-growing European consultancy led by a team of seasoned multi-disciplinary advisers – from media experts to political advisers and communication consultants. I look forward to guiding our clients through any reputational challenges they may face in these uncertain times, and further support Hague’s growth in our target markets”.