Brad Staples, president, international, and chair of global development, is responsible for APCO Worldwide's operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, China and Southeast Asia. He also serves on the company’s executive committee.
Staples also leads APCO’s antitrust and competition practice. Working in close collaboration with leading law firms and investment banks, he has managed global client M&A and antitrust communication campaigns and has assisted multinational companies from many industry and service sectors in achieving their competition communication objectives.
Staples joined APCO Worldwide in 1996 to co-manage the company's then-new Brussels office. He went on to become CEO for APCO’s Europe region and subsequently for EMEA operations, where he led APCO's expansion throughout EMEA and helped develop client service teams across these geographies.
Prior to joining APCO, Staples worked at a European affairs consultancy in London and in Brussels. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in politics and government and studied at the University Stendhal in Grenoble, France.