Living and lobbying in the European capital

Catherine Stewart, chairman of Interel Group, talks to ING’s Dave Deruytter about living and lobbying in the European capital, where Europe is heading, and the battle of the sexes in Brussels’ boardrooms.

Catherine Stewart came to Brussels in 1984 to work as a lobbyist in the heart of the EU. Today she is chairman of Interel Group, Brussels’ leading public affairs consultancy. Juggling her work with positions on the executive board of the Belgo-British Conference and the Council of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, as well as a Belgian husband and two Belgo-British children, Stewart proves that being an expat does not necessarily mean being completely separate from Belgium. “You can have a foot in both camps.”

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