New Managing Director for Brussels Office

Leonardo Sforza joins MSLGROUP in Belgium

Brussels, 10 April 2012: MSLGROUP continues to expand its Brussels operations with the recruitment of Leonardo Sforza as the new Managing Director. The appointment underlines MSLGROUP's strategy to strengthen its public affairs and communication platform in Europe's capital and brings broad experience to the company.

Leonardo Sforza has 25 years of Brussels-based experience in EU policy and corporate strategy. He was until recently the Head of Research and EU Affairs at Aon Hewitt. Leonardo will be a great asset to the existing team and strengthens the competence in areas such as employment, people management, corporate governance and financial services. Prior to Aon Hewitt, Leonardo worked for several departments of the European Commission where he led numerous initiatives in relation to enterprise policy and the service industry. Leonardo has also been lecturing on European Community Law in MBA courses at Italian, French and North American Universities. 

 "For MSLGROUP, the arrival of Leonardo is key to putting the company on the map of the EU political and communications landscape," says Peter Steere, Head of Public Affairs EMEA for MSLGROUP. "I am convinced that Leonardo's wealth of experience, policy acumen and reputation within the European Institutions and business community will be of great value for our clients and impresses a fresh dynamism to MSLGROUP activities."

"I relish the challenge MSLGROUP has offered me in one of the most compelling times for both policy and business," Sforza said. "Business needs, citizens' expectations, markets' powers, and the scope and engineering of EU policies, from their conception to effective implementation, are changing faster than often perceived. This requires a combination of business and policy intelligence backed by a more rigorous, broader and forward looking evidence-based analysis. Definitely a great opportunity for working with a talented pluri-disciplinary pool of people towards enhancing MSLGROUP's in the market place"