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.
Harm joined Bellier in January, 2021 after a 14-year career as a Dutch financial journalist, latterly at Fondsnieuws, part of the Dutch Financial Daily Media Group, covering the investment management and private banking sectors in the Netherlands. He has a broad range of experience in writing on investment and financial market topics and previously held editorial positions at the RTLZ TV station, Betten Financial News and Dow Jones Newswires. Harm graduated from the School for Journalism (SVJ) in Utrecht and in 2014 completed his training as an NIBE SVV-qualified investment advisor in the Dutch market.
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.
Wouter Bouma is an experienced communications and public relations specialist and joined Bellier in October 2021. He studied philosophy and political economy at the University of Amsterdam and has a track record in strategic PR consultancy, crisis communications and reputational management. Wouter has advised a wide variety of organisations and companies across a range of corporate sectors on their communication strategies. These include governmental organisations, investment firms and multinationals in energy and real estate. Prior to joining Bellier, Wouter worked at a boutique financial PR agency and a large management consulting firm. He uses his knowledge and social skills to collaborate and build bridges in a holistic approach towards clients and their communication requirements.
Manon Gerardine is an all-round graphic designer with 25 years of experience working with international multi-media and entertainment companies and the publishing industry. She has worked as a conceptual and graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. At Bellier she’s responsible for compiling media coverage reports and she makes designs for roundups, invitations, presentations, website, logo’s and styleguides.
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.
Sam joined Bellier in June 2021 as a junior PR consultant after graduating with First-Class Honours from the University of Liverpool in the UK as a Politics major specializing in Political Communications. He wrote his thesis using political communication theory to analyse the relationship between the UK Civil Service and the Prime Minister’s Office, achieving a grade of 80%, which ranked joint highest in his year group, and the paper has been selected for publication. Sam has previous experience within the finance industry in London, having worked as an audit intern at Société Générale in the Summer of 2016 and rotated across the Prime Brokerage business within the Equities division of Deutsche Bank for work experience in 2014. He is fluent in English and French.
Zoë is studying Business Administration at the University of Amsterdam, continuing into the final year of her Bachelor’s degree. Zoë is both Dutch and American, and has been with Bellier as a working student since January 2021. She is responsible for compiling media coverage reports for clients.
Joost Ris is studying Business Administration at the University of Amsterdam specialising in Finance. Joost has been with Bellier as a work student since October 2021. He is fluent in English, French and Dutch and is responsible for compiling media coverage reports for clients.