About us

What makes us distinctive

We care deeply about the work we do for our clients and strive to differentiate ourselves through our friendly approach, insightful counsel, excellent execution and long-term commitment. Our clients’ success is measured by positive growth, strong reputations and an increase in assets.
Founded in 2005, the CitySavvy team has over 65 years of accumulated experience in advising small firms, large corporates and financial institutions.

AMSTERDAM

Omara Nahar

Omara Nahar

Managing Director, Benelux

Omara has nearly two decades of experience in corporate and financial PR, and leads the Benelux team. She devises strategic campaigns for listed and non-listed financial services companies and specialises in innovation, digital transformation, and information security, specifically within the investment space. Omara is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish, and Papiamento.

Martijn van Dorp

Martijn van Dorp

PR Assistant, Benelux

Martijn assists the team with essential tasks and is currently carrying out specific research on corporate re-branding. He is in the process of acquiring his BSc in Communication Science at the University of Twente.

Elizabeth K. James-Tingen

Elizabeth K. James-Tingen

Senior Account Manager, Benelux

Elizabeth manages the Benelux accounts. She holds an MSc in Corporate Communications and her comparative research on financial media has been internationally published. Beginning her career in New York City in 2011, she has professional experience in both the public and private sector. Elizabeth is a native English speaker and is proficient in Dutch and Swahili.

Anja Höchle

Anja Höchle

Senior Account Executive, Benelux

Anja contributes to the daily operations of the Benelux accounts. She has previous experience providing PR services for family offices in Switzerland and was a freelance journalist for AZ Medien. She acquired her MSc in Political Communication at the University of Amsterdam and is fluent in German, French and English.

Linda Zieverink

Linda Zieverink

Account Executive, Benelux

Linda enriches the team with her expertise in New Media, FinTech and the IT sector. She recently acquired an MSc in Information Science and will complete her MSc in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam in 2019.

LONDON

Julian Rea

Julian Rea

Managing Director, UK

Julian advises a number of our key pan-European clients on communications and media relations strategy, particularly in the financial services sector. He is responsible for CitySavvy’s UK operations.

Sarah Dyduch

Sarah Dyduch

Senior Account Executive, UK

Sarah manages the Pan-European accounts. She began her journalism career in Austria before relocating to London where she acquired her Master’sdegree in Public Relations at University of Westminster. She is a native German speaker and is fluent in English.

Aldo Fratelli

Aldo Fratelli

Account Executive, UK

Aldo provides daily support on the pan-European accounts. Prior to joining the London team, he was an international business consultant in China, and worked at the Senate of the Italian Republic. He holds dual Master’s diplomas in International Business and Law and is fluent in English and Italian.

Henrietta Hirst

Henrietta Hirst

Consultant

Henrietta has 25 years of experience advising C-suite executives on international media relations, issues management and corporate profile-raising campaigns, with a focus on asset management sector clients.

CONSULTING PARTNERS

Carolien Pors

Carolien Pors

Managing Director

Carolien has 20 years of experience in banking and communications. She has independently led a PR and media relations agency since 2007 with a focus on foreign (private) banks and asset managers.

Raymond Salet

Raymond Salet

Senior Communications Strategist

Raymond advises CitySavvy’s clients on communications strategy with special emphasis on transactions, press strategies and ongoing business during crisis situations in the Dutch financial landscape.

Matt Gower

Matt Gower

Co-founder and Advisor

Matt advises clients on content-led communications strategies, PR, digital channels, financial reporting, sustainability communications and internal communications. He also specialises in CEO speechwriting, analyst/media presentations and key message development.

“At ERI Scientific Beta, we greatly appreciate CitySavvy’s rigorous and professional approach to our assignments. We attach high importance to work being performed in a structured, systematic and comprehensive manner and in this regard have always found CitySavvy to be reliable and assiduous.”

Peter O’Kelly  – Head of Marketing & Communications, EDHEC-Risk Institute, Marketing Director, ERI Scientific Beta

“CitySavvy has been highly influential in building the SuMi TRUST brand in Europe from a standing start in 2013. In summary: personalised, committed and attentive delivery at its very best.”

Charles Bathurst  – Consultant to the Board, SuMi TRUST

“CitySavvy has played a critical role in our firm’s Pan-European expansion and brand building efforts. We’ve worked closely with their team on the creation of a network of local PR agencies throughout Europe which they’ve managed allowing us to rapidly raise Riverside’s profile with all of our constituencies.”

Graham Hearns  – Director of Communications, The Riverside Company

“I have had the pleasure to work with CitySavvy over the last year in London and throughout the Eurozone; they are smart, thoughtful and exceedingly well connected and I have been very fortunate to have them as a partner. Their ability to collaborate is especially noteworthy, unique and devoid of ego.”

William Kelly – CEO, CAIA

“Working with CitySavvy goes beyond the typical client relationship. The team has a wealth of experience and has developed an excellent relationship with the media; it is their energy and genuine desire to help your business succeed that sets them apart.”

Hugh Hendry – Chief Investment Officer, Eclectica

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