Chair of the Global and EMEA Region Development Group at PROI Worldwide
Jean-Léopold Schyubroek is Chair of the Global and EMEA Development Group at PROI Worldwide, co-founder of the Interel Group of companies which Hasgrove PLC sold in July 2011, Chair of Interel Belgium, and non-executive Director at the operating board of Hasgrove. He is also President of the Belgian Public Relations Consultants Association (BPRCA).
Jean-Léopold started his career as a special advisor to UNESCO in Trinidad and Tobago. He went on to serve as the managing director in the South American, Caribbean and Pacific region of Teleprint International, a Swiss telecommunications and information company.
In May 2005 Jean-Léopold was elected President of Public Relations Organisation International, Inc. (PROI Worldwide), the world’s largest international partnership of independent public relations consultancies, and he currently acts as Chair of its Global and EMEA Region Development Group.
He is former President of ICCO, the international association of public relations consultancies, and present member of its Board of Management.
Jean-Léopold is Vice Chairman of Junior Achievement - Young Enterprise Europe, and is “Maître de stage” at the University of Louvain (UCL). He was educated in Belgium graduating from the University of Louvain in Economics and on scholarship programmes at Harvard Business School.
Jean-Léopold speaks French, Dutch, English and Spanish fluently.