| Erwin De Weerdt heads an internationally oriented PR consultancy and is a founding
member and president of the European Confederation of Public Relations (CERP) Euro Partners, responsible for relations with the European Institutions in Brussels. Erwin is
a writing journalist covering the automotive industry for business magazines. He speaks
fluent Dutch, French and English and has a working knowledge of German.
He was previously with Hill and Knowlton with responsibility for Mazda Europe and served
as director of public relations at Burson-Marsteller’s Brussels office. Before that he was European public relations manager for Goodyear, president of the Public Relations Study Group for the automotive industry in Belgium, president of the Truck Drivers Sponsor Association in the Netherlands and president of the Belgian PR Association.