Edwin-Roland Nabbe co-founded Bellier Financial in 2005. For over a decade Edwin has been advising some of the leading financial institutions on their PR strategies with a strong focus on the Dutch institutional and wholesale markets. Edwin holds a master degree in Dutch Law from the University of Amsterdam and previously worked in the venture capital industry and commercial public relations sector before establishing Bellier.
Steve established Bellier in 2005 with Edwin Nabbe following a 16-year career at Reuters news agency, where he held a range of senior editorial positions including Chief Correspondent for European Fund Management, Global and Asian Commodities Editors and European Real Estate Correspondent. Within Bellier, Steve is primarily responsible for managing international and Dutch real estate accounts and advising cross-asset investment management clients on the communication of complex financial products and news stories. He also works closely alongside senior executives in tailored training sessions to identify and present their corporate stories to investors, the media and the market.
Australian-born Judi Seebus joined Bellier in February 2019. She founded PropertyEU in Amsterdam in 2006, around the same time that Bellier was established in the city, and worked as Editor-in-Chief until December 2018, writing and moderating events on a vast range of topics covering all disciplines and segments in the real estate industry. She was also the founding editor of Top100 Investors, RetailWatch and Firestarters, a new magazine on PropTech. Judi previously worked for the Dutch financial daily FD, speaks and writes fluently in English and Dutch, and has a good working knowledge of French, German and Spanish. She holds a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, Melbourne.
Emma is Bellier’s Consultant Director in our London office with extensive experience at the highest levels of European real estate brand marketing and corporate communication. She was formerly Global Head of Communication at ING Real Estate in The Hague and the first Director of Corporate Communication at Land Securities (now LandSec) in London, which were respectively, at that time, the world’s largest real estate asset manager and Europe’s biggest listed property company. Prior to that she led the financial and corporate property communication practice at Financial Dynamics (now FTI Consulting).
Anton Reijinga joined Bellier as a Director on October 1, 2019. He has over 16 years of writing and editing experience as a financial journalist and managing editor at Dow Jones news agency, De Telegraaf newspaper, FD Mediagroep (Dutch Financial Daily) and IEX Media. Prior to these editorial positions, he worked in sales, trading and research at various investment brokers and market makers in Amsterdam. He is a member of the CFA Society VBA Netherlands, where he held the position of marketing and communications executive. Anton holds a masters degree in International Financial Economics from the University of Amsterdam and an RBA designation (registered investment analyst) from the VU Postgraduate School (Amsterdam’s Free University).
Karel Beckman is a specialist analyst in the economics, politics and technologies of the energy transition, the evolution from dependence on hydrocarbons to alternative sources of sustainability and energy that lies at the heart of the global climate change challenge. He has had a long career in energy, business and financial analysis and journalism, most recently as editor-in-chief of Gas Transitions (Natural Gas World) and as co-founder and chief editor of the international news website Energy Post. Prior to these positions, he was editor-in-chief (and co-owner) of The Energy Collective, a U.S. user-based energy website, and World Energy Focus, the online and print magazine of the World Energy Council, as well as an independent analyst/consultant for various clients in the energy sector, including International Gas Union, Gasunie, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and DNV GL. Karel is also formerly an editor and journalist at Het Financieele Dagblad, the premier Dutch financial newspaper.
Jakob Geerts is an all-round communications professional with 10 years of experience as a marketing & communications manager in investment management and financial services at leading companies including Saxo Bank, IG Group and AXA Investment Managers. He has experience in developing integrated communications strategies, combining media relations, online and offline (content) marketing and event management with integrated messaging. Jakob has a degree in business administration from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He speaks Dutch, English and German.
Erik Eggens is a specialist in FinTech and IT communications and joined Bellier in 2018 from the CM Groep, a Dutch messaging and payments company, where he ran the company’s public relations including handling relationships with the traditional media and managing the firm’s social media accounts. Erik studied journalism in the Netherlands and previously worked as a multi-media reporter at both a local newspaper and TV station in the province of Brabant. He speaks Dutch, English and Spanish.
Wouter Leest joined Bellier as a public relations consultant in February 2018. Wouter is Dutch and has professional experience in the financial sector. He also studied International Business, which provides a strong foundation in general business, marketing and communication skills, well-matched to the financial and real estate PR industry.
Gabriel is studying Law at the VU University of Amsterdam, continuing to his third year of his bachelor. He has been with Bellier as a working student since December 2017 and has been mainly responsible for compiling media coverage reports for clients.