Frans van Drimmelen

Frans van Drimmelen

"My ambition is to teach clients how to operate in the field of society and politics. Therefore I am happy to give them, in terms of fishermen, the rod. "

Frans (1965) is founder, managing partner and senior advisor at Dröge & van Drimmelen. Over the last 17 years Frans made Dröge & van Drimmelen one of the leading public affairs and corporate communication agencies in The Netherlands. His track-record includes advising companies like Stork (JSF), Achmea, Coca Cola, Heineken, Microsoft and KPN as well as the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Flevoland and the city of Amsterdam. Before starting his own company Frans worked at the City of Amsterdam, the major employer’s organisation VNO-NCW and Bikker Communications. Frans studied Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Frans was a member of the board of political party D66 of which he is also former treasurer and campaign manager. In 2009 he was elected chairman of the Dutch Association of Public Affairs professionals, to which he was re-elected two years later. The BVPA has 600 members in the Netherlands. He handed over the presidency in 2013. He is the author of the Dutch handbook for public affairs.