Joep Kievits is a senior director at IvCB. He advises organizations on issues related to public affairs, advocacy, public policy and strategic stakeholder management. In his work, Joep is challenged by finding the balance between that was is desired and that what is achievable.
Before Joep joined IvCB, he was the managing director of public affairs agency MagnifEye for several years. In previous years, he held (senior) public affairs positions within various public affairs agencies, within the City of Amsterdam and within a university. Joep has also been involved with a political party and started his career as civil servant at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.
Joep has built up a broad experience and network at all levels of government. From EU and national level to regional and local level. He has a broad experience, but his expertise mainly lies in the energy sector, digital economy, the financial sector, infrastructure and transport, the labor- and real estate market.
Joep holds a masters in Dutch Law and International and European Law at the University of Groningen. He also studied business administration at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen and completed a post-doc study public affairs at the University of Leiden.