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.
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).
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 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.
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.