Hugo Marynissen

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Hugo Marynissen
Hugo Marynissen is the Academic Director of the Executive PhD Program at Antwerp Management School. He is also a visiting professor at various European universities such as UA (Belgium), Campus Vesta (Belgium), Cranfield University (UK), HUB (Belgium), and Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki (Finland). He is the managing director and partner of PM Risk – Crisis – Change, an agency specialized in risk and crisis management and communication. Since 2008 he has provided regular coaching and consultancy services inside and outside Belgium. In the Middle East and Central Africa, for instance, he coached board members and executives of a global organization in their personal development. For another multinational he gave workshops on four continents about successfully managing change processes. In addition, he is the president of the CIP Institute, a non-profit organization that brings together scientists and practitioners from various disciplines in an inspiring and innovative platform to exchange and develop knowledge about the Complex and Interactive Processes (CIP) in the field of crisis. Hugo holds a Doctoral degree (DBA – Doctor of Business Administration) from Cranfield University – School of Management (UK), and a Masters degree in Change Management from HEC Business School (France). The focus of his research is on the relationship between risk communication and risk perception within so-called “High-Reliability Organizations”.

April 15, 2020

By Hugo Marynissen

Crisis communication in times of coronavirus: “Lying is a definite no-go”

COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

Interview by Arno Meijnen with Prof. Hugo Marynissen published in Knack on 4 April 2020 Should we wear a face mask or not? Is the government communicating honestly about the corona crisis? Professor of Crisis Communication Hugo Marynissen: “There is no one, not even Steven Van Gucht or


January 10, 2019

By Hugo Marynissen

How an Executive PhD can help you to become a ‘knowledge leader’


Making a distinction between an Executive PhD and a “traditional” PhD is tricky. In both cases, students go through the process of acquiring sound research skills, they undertake rigorous research, and at the end of the process they will make a unique contribution to knowledge. In the