Eric is a seasoned manager in marketing, corporate communications and sustainable development. His experience covers a period of three decades in which he served at the highest level in communications and sustainability in various industries. During seven years he lead corporate communication consultancies.He has been in the forefront of sustainable development, sustainability reporting and in developing strategic tools for effective corporate communications strategies. With a focus on repuatation and crisis management.
Next to his day-to-day responsibilities Eric has been Chairman of SIRE, Stichting Ideele Reclame from 2004 untill 2008. From 2009-2014 he was a guest lecturer for the master students program at Yale University, on stakeholder engagement and strategic alliances between business and NGO's.
After having served the Fortis Group for six years, first as General Manager Corporate Communication and for four years as General Manager Corporate Social Responsibility, he started as from March 1 2010 his own consultancy firm in Communication and Sustainable Development: HECHT! As from September 2013 he joined KPMG NV in The Netherlands as Director of Corporate Communication. In 2016 the leadership of the marketing team was added to his responsibilities. He left KPMG in July 2018.
Eric currently holds various supervisory board positions, is member of the Outer Circle of Van Ede and Partners and acts as independent communications consultant.