Virginie Louis joins Stantec’s International Development team to lead stakeholder engagement and digital communications
09/10/2021 LA HULPE, BELGIUM
09/10/2021 LA HULPE, BELGIUM
Stantec’s International Development team, based out of Belgium, has added seasoned expert Virginie Louis to bolster the team’s communications and stakeholder engagement services. With more than 20 years of communications experience, this strategic addition complements the group’s focus on enhancing capabilities to best support clients objectives related to climate change, sustainable energy, digital communications, and stakeholder engagement.
As the Communications & Visibility Director, Louis will be responsible for mobilizing plans on behalf of international financial institution clients, like the European Commission, to engage with local communities and share information about the climate transition, sustainability, and the path towards a net zero carbon society.
Louis’s experience, which spans digital communications, strategic public relations, media relations, public affairs, advocacy, social media campaigns, and influencer communications, has armed her with the know-how to properly communicate across a spectrum of cultures on climate policies and sustainability issues, as well as opportunities for business development in these areas. In addition to her extensive professional experience, she also has a solid educational foundation that has allowed her continued growth in her field. This includes a Masters in Journalism, Post Masters in International Humanitarian Aid (NOHA), and a certification from Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL) on Business Sustainability Management.
“We are truly excited to add such a dynamic, creative and experienced force to our team of engagement and communications experts,” remarks Christophe Leroy, Operations Director for Stantec in Belgium. “Virginie will quickly become a trusted partner for our clients in our work to advise, innovate, and roll-out effective campaigns that will create a lasting impact.”
“I was drawn to Stantec because of the company’s clear focus towards stakeholder engagement and communications in the energy, environment, and climate sectors both throughout Europe and internationally,” adds Louis. “I look forward to advancing our team’s strategic plan to best meet client needs, while supporting the communities in which they work.”
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