July 7 2023
NEW YORK-LONDON-BRUSSELS – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today the appointment of Natacha Clarac, general director of Athenora Consulting in Brussels, Belgium, as its new President-Elect.
As President-Elect, Natacha will work closely with current President Andy See Teong Leng shaping PRGN’s future and will be the number one candidate to succeed as PRGN President from May 2024.
The appointment was made following a unanimous vote by PRGN member agencies in June.
“Natacha has been a long-standing member of PRGN. Over the years, she has demonstrated her commitment to our network by sharing her extensive expertise in public affairs and lobbying campaigns. Natacha has a profound understanding of navigating the complexities of the EU landscape, making her an invaluable asset to our global network. We are excited to have someone of Natacha’s caliber join our leadership team, as she brings a wealth of knowledge that will greatly benefit our members and talent pool from all over the world,” said PRGN President Andy See.
A French native, Natacha Clarac is general director of Brussels-based independent public affairs consultancy Athenora Consulting that promotes professional and transparent lobbying based on solid arguments and a commitment over time.
Athenora uniquely combines a proven lobbying method developed based on the best influence strategies, a spirit of partnership with the European ecosystem and a recognized professionalism in its commitments. Athenora is devoted to defending sustainable causes. A member of PRGN since 2007, Athenora Consulting builds strategies that help clients participate in the EU decision-making process at all levels for lobbying with positive impacts.
“The appointment is a great honor which means a lot to me. It is an exciting journey and I know I can count on all the members to inspire me,” said Natacha. “This nomination is also very timely as it coincides with the European elections in 2024 and the set-up of the new European Commission. Let’s see what comes next for the “Brussels’ effect.” I will engage myself with energy and passion!”
Founded in 1992 by a group of visionary public relations leaders, PRGN is one of the world’s largest international networks of independent public relations and communications agencies, with approximately 800 professionals in more than 70 locations.
PRGN member agencies are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide.
Companies or organizations interested in the services of PRGN’s local agency network can visit the Agency Directory for more information.
Independent agencies interested in joining the network can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information.