INTERNATIONAL: GPC hires Reilly to head technologies in Belgium

BRUSSELS: Global public affairs consultancy GPC has appointed a new head for its Information Society and Communication Technologies practice in Belgium.

BRUSSELS: Global public affairs consultancy GPC has appointed a new

head for its Information Society and Communication Technologies practice

in Belgium.



Mark Reilly started last week, reporting to former practice head and new

vice-chairman of public affairs for GPC Brussels, Maria Laptev.



Reilly joins from Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s national economic

development agency. He has served the Glasgow-based body for more than

11 years, latterly as team leader in charge of attracting foreign direct

investment to the country from the IT and manufacturing sectors.



Between 1994 and 1997, Reilly was seconded to the directorate general

for industry at the European Commission, where he headed research

projects in manufacturing technologies.



In a career spanning almost 20 years, Reilly has also worked for BAe

Sema in research into artificial intelligence computer applications. His

areas of expertise are said by GPC to be economic development and

monitoring technology trends.



Clients at the practice he will lead include healthcare giant Johnson

and Johnson, for whom the agency advises on public affairs aspects of

the emerging e-commerce legal framework.



Its flagship client is the Recording Industry Association of Europe, a

trade body representing major media companies such as Sony, TDK, Fuji,

Kodak and Imation.



GPC, a Canadian-based Omnicom subsidiary, also covers environment and

trade lobbying, transport issues and the defence industry.



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