Titles:

  • Managing Partner, Kellen Europe
  • Vice-President Kellen Company’s Group

Fields of specialization:

  • Public Affairs and Advocacy
  • European Union Issue Management
  • Association Management & Consulting

Short bio:

Alfons Westgeest is Managing Partner of Kellen Europe and also Kellen Company’s Group Vice-President leading global development operations from Beijing, Brussels and Singapore.

Alfons focuses on Strategic Advice and Government Affairs, Global Development, Finance & Legal and International Meetings.  He has 30 years of experience in associations for automotive, energy, healthcare, services, food, pharma and real estate. He has extensive high-level government and corporate contacts.

He connects frequently with our offices and affiliates in Europe, USA, Asia, Middle East and South America; as well as through global networks for professionals in public relations, government affairs, conference organization and association management.

He holds a master degree in Commercial and European law. Alfons is a former Board member of ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) and an ASAE Fellow since 2006.  He is a member in various Chambers of Commerce in the European Union and Asian countries.  Alfons received the 2011 ‘Outstanding Contribution to EU Public Affairs’ award.

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