I am the Partner in Penta’s Brussels office and have 25 years’ experience in public affairs and corporate communication. I am primarily involved in the agri-business, trade, energy and financial services sectors.
I am the Partner leading Penta’s international financial services practice focussing on providing clients with a borderless offer across London, Brussels, Asia and the United States. This is vital as the issues facing financial services are often international in nature and need to be considered on a cross-border basis. I have 20 years public policy experience as civil servant, regulator, diplomat and in industry.
I am Penta’s Managing Partner, Europe and Asia, and also a strategic communications and government relations consultant specialising in Anglo / Irish affairs and UK EU affairs. I have extensive international corporate strategy, crisis communications, international and integrated campaigning experience in the disruptive technology and energy sectors as well sustainability adaptation.
I co-founded Hume Brophy (now Penta) in 2005 with John Hume Jnr. Since we launched the company 17 years ago, we have expanded to become one of Europe’s most successful independent regulatory, public affairs and campaigning agencies
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SINGAPORE – 20 May 2021 – International communications consultancy Hume Brophy today announces the appointment of Shawn Balakrishnan as Director […]