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As an independent advisor with a solid track record, we work hand in hand with senior leaders to strengthen their organization’s internal and external stakeholder engagement throughout Merger & Acquisitions.

At Corporate Diplomat, we are exclusively dedicated to managing communications for Merger & Acquisitions and focus on the corporate middle market and private equity firms for deals lacking dedicated in-house communications resources.

As each deal is different, we adapt to the context and needs of our clients to custom make our work. We believe that people make a great difference to maintain an organization on track during periods of disruptive change.

Our independence places us well to avoid conflicts of interest and we maintain confidentiality as a standard.

Working in close cooperation of with a pool of specialized experts, we bring together bespoke partners to provide our customers with exactly the support they are looking for, 24/7.

Louis de Schorlemer set up Corporate Diplomat, a consultancy dedicated to managing communications for Merger & Acquisitions, in 2017. Passionate about family businesses and private equity, he led on numerous transactions across Europe, North America and the Middle East. He works with senior leaders to strengthen their organisation’s internal and external stakeholder engagement and develops leadership focus on values and culture.

Louis serves on the Supervisory Board of Villeroy & Boch and is on the Advisory Board of Lift Me Off, a start-up enabling in-orbit satellite servicing. He was a non-executive director of Gault & Millau.

Louis holds a masters’ degree in global marketing communications and advertising from Emerson College and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Vlerick Business School. He is the Vice-Chair of the Stakeholder Insight and Analysis Working Group of the European Association of Communication Directors and member of the Board of the Association Luxembourgeoise du Diabète.

Gontran de Dorlodot joined Corporate Diplomat as Project Manager after returning from Vietnam, where he led on business development for Belgo, a Belgian-style micro-brewery in Saigon. He focussed on building brand awareness and set up the national distribution network. Prior, he worked at Cogecall, a provider to Q8, in a customer service role.

Gontran holds a Master’s degree of Business Economics in Accounting and Financial Management from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Bachelor’s degree, bilingual program French-Dutch, in Economics and Management from Université Saint-Louis, Brussels.

He is passionate sportsman and committed to the NGO Oncle Michel, supporting women and children in Congo.

Tara Miro Sabic joined Corporate Diplomat as Communications Intern, based in the Netherlands. Previously, she interned in Marketing Communications at the Fortune 500 Stryker Corporation in the Head & Neck Division of the European Head Office. There, she focused on internal communications, strategic analysis and collateral editing/design.

Tara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam, where she graduated with Honors and extracurricular Russian Language. She also holds a certificate from the Global Exchange Programme at the University of Toronto and a certificate of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Our experts :

Renu Hanegreefs-Snehi is an award-winning international brand and reputation management expert.

She spent more than 20 years in Europe leading global brand, marketing and reputation strategies for Fortune 500 corporations. She specializes in working closely with CEOs and C-Suite, board members and senior business leaders on strategic communications for IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, brand & concept launches, advertisement campaigns, employer brand and crisis & issues management.

Renu spent most of her career in lifestyle and luxury travel industry, with nearly two decades at Radisson Hotel Group, world’s second largest hotel company, where she led Marketing & Corporate Communications, PR and Reputation Management reporting directly into the group’s Chairman & Global CEO.

Since 2019, Renu leads her own advisory firm, called renud, providing strategic communication, brand and marketing services to some of the world’s leading organizations with a special focus on CEO personal branding and executive narrative of the business.

Mike Klein is a former IABC chair in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, he brings over 20 years of experience in the field across Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain and the US, working with companies such as Cargill, Shell, Maersk Oil, Veon and most recently running his own consultancy practice, Changing The Terms. 

Mike is a well-known and respected figure in the global internal communications community, who brings a wealth of experience in research, strategy, writing, and in understanding the role of internal influencers in large organisations. 

Mike has obtained an MBA, in Organizational behavior and Marketing from London Business School.

Martine Prim-Schiltz is a strategic, creative and passionate marketeer and communications leader.
As a senior marketing and communications practitioner, she has always evolved within an international environment and contributes with significant experience from operating in complex matrix organizations. She brings over 20 years of experience from blue chip environments in employer branding, creating unique customer experiences, and driving growth in markets across the globe.

Martine spent most of her career with Accenture as Global Marketing and Communications Lead, having gained previous experience with MasterCard and PorterNovelli.

Martine graduated with a European Tri-National Master, Master of Arts in International Business (De Montfort University, UK) DESS en Affaires Internationales (Université de Savoie, France) and Fach-Zertifikat in Internationalem Management (Fachhochschule des Saarlandes, Germany). More recently, she obtained her diploma in Digital Marketing and Communication from ICHEC Business School.

Arnaud Denis brings more than 15 years of leadership experience in Corporate Communication/Public Affairs and in Investor Relations both in-house and as a senior consultant, across various industries. Arnaud has a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities that communication brings to build a company’s reputation and what it means to effectively and persuasively communicate as a company, both internally and externally. He is comfortable working in international complex and highly regulated environments.

Arnaud worked for UCB, RHY International and Whyte Corporate Affairs consultancy where he held senior executive positions. Today, he provides consultancy services within corporate environments.

Arnaud has obtained a Master’s degree of Business and Finance from Louvain School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Social Sciences from Université Saint-Louis, Brussels.

Sharon McIntosh has more than two decades of communications experience, sharing her passion for creating and executing new ideas to drive employee engagement and change management communications at Fortune 500 companies. Clients have included Otis Elevator, Toyota, United Technologies, Raytheon Technologies, AbbVie, Intercontinental Hotel Group and others across various industries.

Most recently she served as PepsiCo’s vice president of Global Internal Communications, overseeing the company’s efforts to connect with its more than 274,000 employees worldwide. She and her team launched a number of innovative employee initiatives, including the company’s first social media training (SMART U) and PepsiCo’s award-winning employee ambassador program, which grew to more than 3,000 employees under her leadership.

Before joining PepsiCo in 2004, Sharon spent seven years at Sears. Among her greatest contributions there, she launched a marketing strategy for all life events, ran user experience for the company’s e-commerce site and introduced the company’s first intranet. Prior to Sears, she worked at Waste Management, publishing more than 14 annual reports for various business units, managing shareholder meetings, drafting senior executive speeches and handling media relations.

Sharon holds a master’s in Leadership Communications from DePaul University.

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