Introducing Thomas Cordes, Clarity Benelux Managing Director

We are thrilled to announce Thomas Cordes as our managing director of the Benelux region. He will be based in Amsterdam, an outstanding addition to Clarity’s European leadership team. 

Thomas has years of excellent corporate experience with some of the top international agencies and technology companies in the world. He began his career as a journalist and went on to lead content marketing at LVB Networks. He moved on to leadership positions at Winkelman Van Hessen, then Omnicom/Porter Novelli and most recently, Edelman. 

Thomas will succeed Karin Van Geelen in the role, who will be stepping down after 17 years of leading Yellow Communications, which became Clarity Amsterdam in September of 2020 when Clarity acquired the business. 

“I couldn’t be happier to hand over the reins to Thomas, who shares my same passion for, and dedication to, client partnerships and staff mentorship, and I know that the team I have built is in great hands,” said Karin. 

Thomas will be in charge of leading a distinguished team of integrated communications experts and building out a senior team, reporting to Clarity’s President, Rachel Gilley. 

“We’re delighted that someone of Thomas’ calibre and experience is taking over the leadership of Clarity Amsterdam and our Benelux offering. Having worked at some of the top international agencies and in roles where he has consulted the C-suite of some of the largest technology and enterprise clients, we’re excited about the new thinking that Thomas will bring, building on the brilliant team we have and our excellent client portfolio,” said Rachel. 

“I am truly honored to lead Clarity Benelux through its next phase and I am very excited about the opportunities ahead. I want to thank Karin for her leadership over the years and for the global leadership teams’ confidence in me. It is an exciting time for the communications industry from both an agency and our clients’ perspective and I look forward to partnering with Rachel and the team here in Amsterdam to drive growth and success in the coming years,” said Thomas.

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