Jaap Stuurwold (1976) advises politicians and business leaders on strategy and reputation. He is an experienced spokesman and can manage any communications crisis, partly due to his network in the media. Eager, agile and straight forward, Stuurwold assists clients not only on how to handle a crisis, but also about effective lobbying.
Prior to joining Smart&Able, Stuurwold was prime spokesman to several ministers (ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment) and managed its press office. Earlier he served as spokesman to the state secretary at the ministry of Education, Culture and Science. He started his career as press officer for a political party in Dutch parliament.
In recent years, Stuurwold was leading a team of press officers for the city of The Hague’s board of mayor and eldermen.