With more than a decade of experience in government relations, public affairs, and public relations campaigns across Asia and globally, Robert is an experienced advisor and effective project manager.
At North Head Robert has oversight of clients implementing campaigns outside China. These include sustainability campaigns across Asia together with the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF) and the Indonesian Pulp and Paper Industry Association and a series of projects targeting policy issues in APEC. Robert also supervises the healthcare team and clients at North Head, including work conducted for PhRMA, Shire, and the Boston Children’s Hospital, among others. He works closely together with North Head’s affiliates in Washington DC, Canada, and Australia.
Prior to North Head, Robert worked at Weber Shandwick as senior vice president in Tokyo and then Beijing, providing counsel related to public affairs campaigns and coordinating large international projects. In Beijing, his clients included Novo Nordisk, Celgene, and Mars, and he led the global agency team for Asia Pulp & Paper, which involved an emphasis on environmental management, trade, and commercial disputes. In Japan his clients included NTT, PhRMA, and DLA Piper, and he was the global PR agency lead for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Robert is a native of Hungary, speaks English, Japanese, French, and Hungarian, and is learning Mandarin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Law from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan and a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA.