Robin van Puyenbroeck

Executive Director, Global Partnerships Forum


Robin van Puyenbroeck is a partner at Strategy XXI, a boutique strategic communications and government relations firm. He is also the special representative of the Secretary-General of EUCLID, an international intergovernmental organization holding a university charter.

Van Puyenbroeck serves as strategic advisor at the Global Partnerships Forum, which facilitates public-private partnerships for development, and as international coordinator for the Pearl Initiative, which focuses on creating a greater culture of transparency and accountability in the Arabian Gulf.

Van Puyenbroeck is actively engaged in numerous non-profit boards, such the United Nations Association of NY. Previously, van Puyenbroeck worked at ING Group and was part of ING's Global Management Program. He was vice president at ING Global Clients in New York where he managed relationships between senior officials of multinational corporations and all facets of the bank; before he was business manager of the Natural Resources sector at HQ and worked for ING in Brussels and Toronto. Van Puyenbroeck is a doctoral candidate in Diplomacy and International Affairs at the Pôle Universitaire Euclide; He holds an LL.M. in international law (Hons.) from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a JD (Hons.) from the University of Ghent. He also studied European law at the Universidad de Valencia and holds a Certificate in Global Affairs from NYU.

Featured Work

MAR 13, 2012 Podcast

The Responsibility to Protect: A New International Norm?

What is Responsibility to Protect exactly? Dutch Ambassador Herman Schaper gives an expert talk on how it developed, how it is defined, how it was ...

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SEP 13, 2010 Podcast

Facing the Crises of our Time: The United Nations and the United States in the 21st Century

"The UN can do better and it can do more, and when the U.S. is fully committed the chance of success is always greater. ...