Patrick de Leede
Patrick is an Associate Partner of IvCB. He is a highly experienced PR and corporate communications expert.
He started his career in 1986 as a PR consultant. He then moved to the stock listed company Koninklijke Nederlandse Papierfabrieken NV in 1991. This company merged with Bührmann-Tetterode and VRG Groep into KNP BT, an industrial group with 30.000 employees globally. After divesting its paper and packaging divisions, Buhrmann NV continued as an international trading company in office and graphic equipment. In 1999 Patrick founded his own corporate communications agency and worked primarily for corporate clients from the food and beverage industry, telecommunication sector, real estate and architecture industry, office furnishing and supply sector, and the oil and gas industry. His areas of expertise include corporate communications, public relations, crisis communications, spokespersonship, and content creation (amongst others press releases, ghostwriting, annual reports). Patrick is very experienced in internal and external communications regarding mergers and acquisitions, divestments and restructuring operations.