Managing Director / Amsterdam

As MD/partner Richard manages the Amsterdam office of Cognito Media. He supports clients in financial services, asset management and fintech on media relations and corporate events. 

Richard started his career as a journalist; specialized in business, banking and finance. He changed from journalism to PR when he joined broadcaster NBC Europe / CNBC leading the PR team for Nordics, Benelux and France. After this in-house positon Richard founded his first agency which he later sold to Citigate/Incepta. Before starting the agency that is the Cognito operation in Amsterdam today, Richard was partner at  financial PR boutique agency CitySavvy, where he managed complex pan-European campaigns.

Richard is member of International Pressclub Nieuwspoort in The Hague.

He prefers Merlot over every other red wine and reads Carl Hiaassen.