Former Head Usher, Dutch 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 and implementation of new relationship management strategies.
Many organisations are currently undergoing a transition towards a more flexible networking approach, 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. Protocol is the basis of a professional relationship management; protocol is therefore the modern currency of relationships.
In 1996 Jean Paul graduated from the Hotelschool The Hague, one year after starting his first company ‘Protocolbureau‘. Between 2001 and 2009 he worked as Head Usher for the Master of Ceremonies of H.M. Queen Beatrix, at the Royal Weddings and State Funerals.
Jean Paul is co-author of the books Protocol to Manage Relationships Today and Managing Authentic Relationships, published by Amsterdam University Press in 2020 and 2019. He teaches at the Hotelschool The Hague and at Georgetown University in Qatar.