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Meet the Team

Ridens combines many decades of experience in consultancy and EU Public Affairs. 

Ridens is an EU public affairs and business consultancy practice which takes pride in providing personalised, high-level counsel. Our consultants have extensive experience in a wide range of sectors, such as natural resources and environment, international trade, information technology, and retail and consumer goods, as well as in strongly regulated markets like alcohol, gaming and chemicals. Our offices are located in Brussels, the home of the European institutions, and just a stone’s throw away from the European Parliament and other EU buildings. We also operate internationally when needed, with local partners in relevant markets overseas.


Maurits Bruggink


Maurits is a Public Affairs consultant with 30+ years experience. He areas of expertise cover several sectors and policy areas, including the toys sector, gambling, e-commerce, alcoholic beverages, metals and minerals, postal delivery, information technology, sports and others. Maurits has working proficiency in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.

+32 471 064786


Rebecca Lentini


Rebecca covers the position of Director at Ridens. Her policy areas of expertise include critical raw materials, circular economy, industrial policy, sustainability, waste, environmental health and safety, and occupational health and safety. She is fluent in English and Italian and has an advanced level of French. 

+32 497 318862


Angéline Camus

Account Manager

Angéline covers the position of Account Manager at Ridens. She is responsible for political and policy monitoring on international trade, digitalisation, food safety and chemicals. Prior to Ridens, she increased her knowledge of the Food safety sector working at the European Food Safety Authority. Angéline is fluent in French and in English.

+32 492 27 62 95


Elisabeth Prieto Strobl

Account Manager

Elisabeth covers the position of Account Manager at Ridens. She is responsible for event coordination and policy monitoring on European raw materials, sustainability and trade policy. Elisabeth is a Spanish and Austrian national. She is fluent in Spanish, German and English and has an advanced level of French. 

+32 492 27 62 91


Daniel Paterson

Associate Director

Daniel is an experienced government relations professional with more than a decade of experience working in EU and member state policy development. In addition to consultancy work, Daniel has had various roles in political campaigning. In his role with Ridens, Daniel focuses on EU-UK relations.


Ewald van Rooij

Director Lindblom 

Public Affairs

Ewald is co-founder of Lindblom public relations public affairs. He is in charge of the day-to-day management of the office and is active for a number of clients. Ewald specialises in corporate communication issues for companies and governments and public affairs.


Diana Kleinjans

Director Lindblom Public Affairs

Diana is co-founder of Lindblom public relations public affairs. Diana is specialised in the communication management of large projects and campaigns. Strategic, hands-on and goal-oriented. She was responsible for several important press releases and organised various meetings with high-level policymakers.

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Petronela Caso

Founder and CEO of


Petronela is the founder and CEO of e-VATplus. She personally advises the firm's clients and directs all its activities. As a specialist in VAT issues and regulations at the European level, she brings to companies her unique expertise in the implementation of the European VAT Directive and the modernization of VAT systems.

Life at RidensPA

At Ridens we strive to use strategy, tactics, execution and persuasion to provide top-tier service to our members and clients. 

As a boutique consultancy, we are able to offer individualised service with a personal connection. 

Our team works closely together to foster a culture of excellence, prioritising teamwork, fairness, creativity and communication. Staff are offered many opportunities for personal development and are supported in learning and thinking outside the box. 

Interested in joining our team? 

Feel free to send us your application at

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