Frans van der Grint is a trusted advisor to Executive and Supervisory Boards, especially when they face their most challenging dilemmas. He provides strategic communications counsel based on a personal and independent approach.
Known for his involvement in the most impactful, complex and business critical cases of the past decades, Van der Grint provides unparalleled insight and experience in transaction, financial, activism, reputation, litigation and governance issues. He also helps to create growth perspective via strategy reviews, board member positioning and stakeholder acceptance programs.
Frans van der Grint is one of the founding partners of Confidant Partners, a strategic communications advisory firm fully focused on the dilemmas and needs of board members, executives and directors. Dilemmas fuelled with expectations from and obligations to society that are constantly changing. Companies and their leadership all have to bridge this expectation gap with their stakeholders in the broadest sense - which Confidant Partners ensures to put in the very centre of its counsel.
Van der Grint received highly acclaimed Dutch, European and international awards in his profession. He is a lecturer for several universities and a renowned management coach.
Previously Frans van der Grint was CEO of communications agency Hill+Knowlton, founded and built its M&A practice and held various international leadership positions within the agency. He developed methods for modern M&A Communication, Issue & Stakeholder Management and is spiritual father of the Battlefield Communications approach.