Hugo Marynissen

PM - Risk Crisis Change

Senior Partner

Prof. Dr. Hugo Marynissen is a senior partner at PM • Risk Crisis Change. Since 2008 he has provided regular coaching and consultancy services in the field of risk and crisis management. During the terror attacks in Brussels (March 22, 2016), he and his team advised Belgium’s Prime Minister on the crisis communication strategy. Since November 2020, Dr. Marynissen has been appointed as an expert to the Special Parliamentary Commission investigating the COVID-19 approach in Belgium.

Between 2015 and June 2019 Hugo Marynissen was the Academic Director of the first Executive Ph.D. program in Belgium (Antwerp Management School). In this function, he was responsible for the program design and content, selection of faculty, and the support and follow-up of the Ph.D. candidates. During this period, he successfully launched collaborations with Lingnan (University) College, a division of the Sun Yat-sen University in the People’s Republic of China, and with Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria. Next to that, he’s a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, an associate professor at Antwerp Management School, and in charge of two large research projects on crisis governance. Additionally, Hugo is a visiting professor at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Management Center Innsbruck (Austria), and Lingnan (University) College (PRC). He also acts as the Academic Director and professor in the Post Graduate Program Disaster Management at Campus Vesta (a division of the University of Antwerp, Belgium).

In addition, Dr. Marynissen is the president of the CIP Institute, an international non-profit organization that brings together scientists and practitioners from various disciplines in an inspiring and innovative platform to exchange and develop knowledge about the Complex and Interactive Processes (CIP) in the field of crisis.

Hugo Marynissen holds a Doctoral degree from Cranfield University – School of Management (UK), and a master’s degree in Change Management from HEC Business School (France) and Saïd Business School (University of Oxford). The focus of his current research is on team dynamics in crisis teams, safety leadership within so-called “High-Reliability Organizations”, and the role of resilience and crisis governance to anticipate extreme events.

Sessions With Hugo Marynissen

Tuesday, 22 June

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (CET) / 22/jun/2021 09:00 am - 22/jun/2021 09:45 am

    Risk and Resilience

    IAPH Technical: Risk and Resilience


    Get an exclusive insight into the workings of the IAPH Risk and Resilience Committee on some of the most forward-thinking projects in this new area of interest to ports of all sizes and characteristics. With climate change increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, cyberattacks being targetted on port communities and financial market instability becoming a permanent feature, what is IAPH preparing for ports to support business continuity?