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acumen public affairs adds an Account Director to help manage the company’s expanding client portfolio


15 May 2012


Public Affairs

BRUSSELS, 14 May 2012: acumen public affairs expands its team with an Account Director to help manage its strengthening client portfolio.  The recent hire of Malgorzata Figwer as Account Director brings the Acumen team to eight. 

Malgorzata said: “Today’s world of fragmented communications calls for an integrated approach to the way organizations reach out to its stakeholders and general public. I’m happy to join a very experienced team, which shares this vision and has a long track record of developing winning and sustainable strategies.”     

Malgorzata has almost 10 years professional experience and specializes in developing public affairs and strategic communications campaigns at EU and Member State level as well as in capacity building including media, crisis and communications trainings. 

Acumen partner Elaine Cruikshanks said: “We are delighted Gosia (Malgorzata) is joining the team. We see her as a perfect fit for Acumen as she is a true all-rounder who looks at public affairs in the broadest sense”. 

Prior to joining acumen public affairs, she worked for the public administration sector in Poland, and spent six years at the international agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies, working in its Warsaw and Brussels offices for clients from business, NGO and public sectors. 

acumen public affairs was launched in September 2010 and its growing client portfolio includes Cargill Europe, EFPIA, IFPMA, LEO Pharma, and Plastics Europe.

Acumen partners, Elaine Cruikshanks, Abigail Jones and Giles Keane stated: “We are happy that our roster of client relationships is growing and reflects the trust that our clients are placing in us. We strongly believe in an integrated approach to advocacy and communication implemented through senior-led strategic counsel combined with high quality execution, which delivers a tangible business impact. We are convinced this is what the clients are looking for.” 


For further information please contact:

• Giles Keane, Partner,, tel. +32 (0) 473 89 43 28

• Elaine Cruikshanks, Partner,, tel. + 32 (0)475 55 45 73

acumen public affairs,

Avenue d’Auderghem 22-28 – 1040 Brussels | Tel: +32 2 238 10 40 |


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