The Hague, June 15, 2017 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm, today announced Barbara Mulder has been appointed CEO of Burson-Marsteller Netherlands, effective June 15th, replacing Johan Nijlaan. Barbara joined Burson-Marsteller in January 2016 as Senior Director.

Barbara has over 25 years of international experience in corporate and crisis communications and public affairs. She has held both in-house and agency positions, providing strategic advice and programme execution support across multiple communications disciplines. She has developed and led numerous communications, reputation management and thought leadership campaigns and worked as a trusted boardroom adviser for clients facing major issues and crises, as well as during mergers and acquisitions.

“I am delighted that Barbara has accepted this role and look forward to seeing Burson-Marsteller in The Netherlands grow under her leadership,” said Ramiro Prudencio, CEO Burson-Marsteller EMEA. “Barbara is a great example of talented individuals rising within our organization. We are also very grateful for everything that Johan has done for Burson-Marsteller and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

“I am excited to take on this new role,” said Barbara Mulder. “We have a talented, smart and dedicated team that is committed to delivering the best results to our clients, and I look forward to growing our impact in The Netherlands. We will continue to build strong relationships with clients and partners, further develop our integrated communications offering and incorporate new channels in our mix. Our goal is to deliver diverse and forward-thinking products and services that help our clients reach their business goals,” said Barbara Mulder.

About Burson-Marsteller
Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of 77 offices and 85 affiliate offices, together operating in 110 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a part of Young & Rubicam Group, a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world’s leader in communications services. For more information, please visit

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