Jean Paul Wijers (NL)

Former Head Ushers at the Royal Weddings

Jean Paul Wijers is Executive Director of Protocolbureau and the Institute of Strategic Relationship Management; as a relationship management expert he is regularly called upon to support the development of a new relationship management.

Many organisations are currently undergoing the transition to a more flexible network organisation aimed at improving collaboration, both internally and externally. A solid and profitable network is one of the key prerequisites for (business) success, but the development of professional relationship management is new and complex.

In 1996 he graduated from the Hotelschool The Hague, one year after starting his first company ‘Protocolbureau‘. Between 2001 and 2009 Jean Paul Wijers worked as Head Usher for the Master of Ceremonies of H.M. Queen Beatrix, at the Royal Weddings and State Funerals. Protocol is the basis of a professional relationship management; protocol is the modern currency of relationships.

Jean Paul is co-author of the books Protocol to Manage Relationships Today: Modern Relationship Management Based Upon Traditional Values and Managing Authentic Relationships; Facing New Challenges in a Changing Context, published by Amsterdam University Press in 2020 and 2019. He teaches at the Hotelschool The Hague and at Georgetown University in Qatar.