Philippe Holthof joins EHRENBERG SØRENSEN Kommunikation as external senior advisor
Philippe Holthof has joined EHRENBERG SØRENSEN Kommunikation and our Transport sector team as an external senior advisor. A Belgian native born the son of a master mariner who captained ferries of the Ostend-Dover Line, 52-year-old Philippe has been passionate about “everything maritime” in general and ferries in particular since childhood.
“I live and breathe ferries,” Philippe told us. “It all started in the summer of 1975, when I made my first Channel crossing. Yet, when my late father was sent to Sweden in the early 1980s to inspect ships of Stena Line, I really got hooked on ferries. Actually, it was Stena Line and its then new STENA DANICA that really fuelled my interest. All the rest is history,” he added.
Following an education in logistics management, Philippe started as a free-lance journalist, quite early on writing for the Swedish publishing house Shippax. From the early 2000s, Philippe became one of Shippax’s key contributors, a stepping stone to the function of editor-in-chief, a job which he left in September last year to focus on his own consultancy business. “During my tenure with Shippax, I had the opportunity to meet and interview many ferry industry heavyweights,” Philippe explained. “I am an avid networker, and I will put my vast network and insights to hopefully good use for EHRENBERG SØRENSEN Kommunikation. Journalism and communication go hand in hand, so I feel quite honoured to join a well-respected communication specialist that is so closely connected to the ferry industry.”
“It is highly motivating and a great pleasure that in Philippe Holthof, we can add another force to one of our absolutely core competences, which is maritime transport. To set ourselves apart and deliver the great service our clients expect from us, we need to keep ourselves up to date constantly, through learning and through networking - a task where we simply will never get to a finishing line. But with Philippe, we can take further positive steps on the way, and we are thrilled to welcome him on board,”, says Allan Sonne Sørensen, CEO of EHRENBERG SØRENSEN Kommunikation.