HRD Gets New Spokesman

David Van Riel, an external public relations consultant, will be the new spokesman for HRD, the Antwerp, Belgium, promotional group. He replaces Youri Steverlynk.

HRD recently approved a major overhaul that gives equal weight on its board to big and small companies. It is currently searching for a new managing director, after longtime head Peter Meeus resigned earlier this year.

Philip Claes, HRD’s director of corporate affairs, will act as liaison to the Belgian government, a role that Steverlynk also held.