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Mario Filipponi joins BOLDT as Partner in Brussels

BOLDT, the pan-European business strategy and communications consultancy, today announced the appointment of Mario Filipponi as a Partner in BOLDT’s Brussels office.

BRUSSELS – Mario brings a wealth of experience to BOLDT, having worked in public affairs for decades. He advises clients on strategic communications issues, with a particular focus on antitrust, corporate communication and government affairs. 

He started his career at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, where he first worked in an antitrust unit, and then joined the policy and legislation units as part of the team in charge of reviewing the EU competition policy in the area of vertical restraints.

After his time at the Commission, Mario moved in-house, where he spent 15 years holding senior legal and public affairs positions: he was Head of International Affairs at Sky Italia, where he oversaw EU and domestic government affairs. Prior to that, Mario was Assistant General Counsel at Verizon, responsible for all antitrust matters outside of the US and for European affairs.

More recently, Mario was a Managing Director at Teneo, where he advised executives from a broad range of industries including digital, telecoms, entertainment, pharmaceutical, transport, automotive, IT, private equity and NGOs.


Key quotes

Jeremy Galbraith, BOLDT Managing Partner: “BOLDT Brussels will see over 50% revenue growth in 2023 over 2022 and it will be 35% across the Group. So we have been staffing up at all levels. I am very excited to welcome Mario as a new partner in Brussels to support our significant growth and demand from clients. Our team and clients will greatly benefit from his deep knowledge, great networks and experience.”

Mario Filipponi, BOLDT Partner: “I am really excited about joining BOLDT, an agency with an incredible level of seniority, a strong campaigning mindset and focused on delivering tangible results for our clients.”


BOLDT is a senior-led consultancy focused on delivering business strategy, communications and stakeholder engagement to transform organisations and performance. BOLDT has offices in Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, London, Oslo and Zürich. ​BOLDT has a network of international partners which enables us to give clients support across Europe and around the world. Please visit to learn more.