Dober Partners Management Team

Mark Dober

Mark has launched Dober Partners after 20 years of experience in the communications and public affairs industry.

He has been twice voted ‘European Consultant of the Year’ by Jury for 'Public Affairs News', and also by members of ‘The European Public Affairs Directory’. He was APCO Worldwide’s first employee in Europe and set up APCO’s Brussels office in 1995, acting as Managing Director in various roles until September 2010. Prior to APCO, Mark joined the London office of Hill & Knowlton and left its Brussels office as Associate Director. He also served briefly with the Brigade of Gurkhas in the British Army.

Mark has taught semesters for Masters in Strategic Communications at Brussels IHECS University, and has a Masters in Political Science from the PUC University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Mark is also a Shareholder and Senior Director in the Brussels office of Executive Search firm Ellwood Atfield which specialises in Communications and Public Affairs.

Natalia Kurop

Natalia is an independent consultant with Dober Partners. 

Natalia previously served as Director of Communications for the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA), as Senior Adviser to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB Europe) and Director of Communications at DIGITAL EUROPE, the leading European digital technology industry association.

Natalia started her career as a broadcast journalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and has produced numerous radio documentaries and TV programmes. Natalia is a Board Member of the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD), and also advises the specialist recruitment firm Ellwood Atfield.


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EU Media Relations Report

UNICEF Quiz for Children

Brussels Journalists Survey & what the findings reveal for Communicators.

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Client Case Study

Stop China Dumping March 2016

Dober Partners was contracted to deliver an ambitious project on behalf of EUROFER, the European Steel Association, and AEGIS a coalition of 30 manufacturing industry associations.

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