Philippe Borremans is an independent Emergency Risk & Crisis Communication Consultant specialised in epidemic & pandemic preparedness. He works on strategic communication projects with organisations like the World Health Organization, the European Union, and the West African Union. For ten years, he held several Public Relations positions at IBM, including Corporate and Online Communications on national and European level. Philippe started his career at Porter Novelli International in Brussels. He is a regular guest lecturer at universities and business schools across Europe and North Africa. Philippe is a member of the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) and a former President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA 2021). He is currently Vice President of the International Association of Risk and Crisis Communication (IARCC). Philippe previously lived in Casablanca, Morocco and is now based in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.