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Rasmussen Global bolsters its team ahead of a uniquely geopolitical year

Rasmussen Global is expanding its advisory capabilities across its European offices with Rachel Samrén joining RG as a Scandinavia-based Senior Advisor. Rachel brings a vast amount of executive experience from the corporate world, and the telecoms and technology sector in particular. She has a unique breadth of skills and experience across government relations, regulatory affairs, communications, sustainability, governance and risk, ethics and compliance, and security and geopolitics. Rachel strengthens Rasmussen Global’s team in the Nordics while bringing decades of experience also working with developing markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America.

In Brussels, Lena Björkholm joins Rasmussen Global as a policy advisor. Lena brings insights on European politics, the green transition, and sustainability. Lena has political consultancy experience, as well as in the public sector at the European External Action Service, Finnish diplomatic service, and the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office.  Lena will focus on RG’s work with both private and sovereign clients.

Dara Murphy has become Rasmussen Global Vice President. Dara has unparalleled experience of European public policy and politics, as a former Irish Minister and former Vice-President of the European People’s Party (EPP). Dara will continue leading Rasmussen Global’s client work around this year’s EU elections, leveraging his unique insight from his role as the campaign manager for the EPP’s successful 2019 EU election campaign.

Meanwhile, Arthur De Liedekerke has been promoted to Senior Director, European Affairs, Rasmus Grand Berthelsen to Senior Director, Nordics, Tim Allan to Senior Director, Communications, Helene Bille Albrechtsen to Director, Energy and Resources, and Celine Emma la Cour to Project Manager, Sovereign Clients.

Speaking Rasmussen Global’s continued growth, CEO Fabrice Pothier said:

“We continue to expand at a rapid pace while staying true to our democratic values. 2023 was a demanding but important year with the opening of our office in Kyiv and turning the Kyiv Security Compact into a G7 endorsed process. 2024 promises to be a league of its own: the year when politics and geopolitics collide, and the year when Rasmusen Global hits the 10-year mark. For that we are beefing up our pool of talents across Europe. So, Rasmussen Global can help companies and democratic governments navigate a uniquely geopolitical year.”

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