Robert O’Meara appointed to new Communications role at ERT

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ERT announces the latest addition to its secretariat – Robert O’Meara has been appointed to the newly created role of Communications Director.

ERT brings together CEOs and Chairs of Europe’s largest industrial companies, in support of a strong, open and competitive Europe. Through its 7 internal working groups, it produces studies and recommendations on issues such as competitiveness & innovation, trade & market access and jobs, skills & impact.



Robert has over 16 years’ experience in communications. He has previously worked for Microsoft, G.E. Capital and DG Science & Research at the European Commission among others. Immediately prior to joining ERT, he was Director of Media & Communications at the trade association for the European airport industry, ACI Europe.

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Note to Editors:

The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT)  is a forum that brings together around 55 Chief Executives and Chairmen of major multinational companies of European parentage, covering a wide range of industrial and technological sectors. ERT strives for a strong, open and competitive Europe, with the EU, including its Single Market, as a driver for inclusive growth and sustainable prosperity. Companies of ERT Members are widely situated across Europe, with combined revenues exceeding €2,250 billion, sustaining around 6.8 million jobs in the region. They invest more than €50 billion annually in R&D, largely in Europe.


CONTACT:       Robert O’Meara, Communications Director
Tel + 32 2 543 10 51 – E-mail: – Twitter: @ert_eu

We are delighted to welcome Robert to the team at ERT. Communication plays such an important role in the work we do – Robert will help us scale up our activities in this area and better communicate the value that industry brings to Europe – not just in terms of economic impact, but in many other ways as it contributes to society and the ways it can help address the challenges that Europe is facing.
Frank Heemskerk
  • Frank Heemskerk
  • Secretary General
I am excited to take on this new role at ERT. These are tumultuous times for international trade, for capitalism and the public’s expectations for a different response from the private sector to societal challenges such as energy transition, climate change and digital transformation. With Europe’s role on the world stage and the impact & implications of globalisation under the microscope like never before, this is a really interesting time to join ERT and I am looking forward to working with the team and the Members.
Robert O’Meara
  • Robert O’Meara
  • Communications Director