Porter Novelli hires ambitious youngsters

Porter Novelli has recently added new staff to support its expanding national and international business:

Catherine De Vulder is joining Porter Novelli as a Public Affairs consultant after more than five years as a freelance consultant. She has worked for both public and private sector clients including projects in energy and sustainability, the financial sector and aerospace. She has a Master’s degree in Political Science and spent a year in Sweden reading Peace & Conflict Studies. During a period in the US in 2007 she worked as a volunteer for the Hilary Clinton Presidential Campaign. She is the co-founder of the EU Girl Geeks, a women’s networking group. She will be putting her international experience at the service of clients seeking public affairs counsel.

In September, Lauren Ruth Burge joined the Porter Novelli Brussels team to work mainly on communications programmes for The Dow Chemical Company. She joined Porter Novelli in July 2010 as an intern, following her graduation from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Management. While studying, Lauren carried out a year-long placement with Intel Corporation where she was responsible for three world-wide accounts.

Marie De Vulder joins Porter Novelli from VTM News where she worked in digital media and as a researcher. She was previously a reporter with VRT Radio. She has a master’s degree in Law from the University of Leuven, and a master’s degree in Journalism. She also studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain. Marie’s native language is Dutch but she also speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

Kirsten Malfroid joins Porter Novelli with a Bachelor degree in English and Spanish Linguistics and Literature and a Master degree in Comparative Modern Literature from Ghent University. She also has a Master degree in Cultural Management from Antwerp University and studied at Barcelona University for six months. During her studies, Kirsten worked as an intern for the International Film Festival of Flanders in Ghent, the arts centre for literature Behoud de Begeerte in Antwerp, the arts centre STUK in Leuven and the concert club Democrazy in Ghent. Her native language is Dutch but she also speaks fluent English, Spanish and French and has a basic knowledge of German and Portuguese.


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