Hugo Marynissen
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Hugo Marynissen

Hugo Marynissen is 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), PM advised Belgium’s Prime Minister and his team on the crisis communication strategy.

Between 2015 and June 2019 he was the Academic Director of the first Executive PhD program in Belgium (Antwerp Management School). In this function Hugo was responsible for the program design and content, selection of faculty, and the support and follow-up of the PhD 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 an associate professor at Antwerp Management School and in charge of a four-year research project on the future of firefighting (on behalf of the Antwerp fire brigade). Additionally, Hugo has been an invited Professor at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and Management Center Innsbruck (Austria). He also acts as the Academic Director and professor at the “Crisis Communication Module” in the Post Graduate Program Disaster Management at Campus Vesta (a division of University of Antwerp, Belgium).

In addition, Hugo is the president of the CIP Institute, a 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 holds a Doctoral degree from Cranfield University – School of Management (UK), and a Master degree in Change Management from HEC Business School (France). 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 crisis communication during extreme events.

Publications by Hugo:

  • Pieters, S., Marynissen, H. (2017) Crisisbeheer in zorgorganisaties, de gouden driehoek van operaties, beleid en communicatie Learn more about this book
  • Marynissen, H., Pieters, S., Mertens, P., Ramacker,  B., Brugghemans, B. (2015) Het Werkproces Crisiscommunicatie. Naar een verdere professionalisering van de communicatiediscipline. In: Devroe et al. (Eds.) Zicht op first responders. Handboek bij het beheer van evenementen en noodsituaties in Nederland en België. Maklu, Antwerpen – Apeldoorn (267-288).
  • Marynissen, H., Ladkin, D., Denyer, D., Snoeijers, E., Van Achte, T. (2013). The role of individual risk perception in an organization managing high risks. Conference paper for the Third International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship, Atlanta, GA, (Awarded “Best Qualitative Paper”).
  • Marynissen, H. (2013). Waarom communicatie niet werkt? Ad Rem, 4, 8-10.
  • Brugghemans, B., Marynissen, H. (2013). Beslissingen nemen in complexe brandweerinterventies. De Brandweerman, 89(538), 7-8.
  • Brugghemans, B., Marynissen, H. (2013) The Process of Decision-Making in a Fast-Burning Crisis Situation: A Multiple-Sequence Approach of Decisiveness. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management, Vol. 7, 41-50.
  • Marynissen, H. (2012). The relationship between risk communication and risk perception in complex interactive and tightly coupled organisations: A systematic review. Society for Risk Analysis, Conference paper 2012 World Congress on Risk, Sydney, Australia.
  • Marynissen, H., Ladkin, D. (2012). The relationship between risk communication and risk perception in complex interactive and tightly coupled organisations, A systematic review. Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship, Cranfield, UK,
  • Marynissen, H. (2011). The relationship between organisational communication and perception. Acta Chirurgicum Belgica, 11(4), 193-199.
  • Marynissen, H., Pieters, S., Van Dorpe, S., van het Erve, A., Vergeer, F. (2010) Geen commentaar! Communicatie in turbulente tijden (No comment! Communication in times of turbulence). Houtekiet / BusinessContact, Antwerp – Amsterdam.
  • Marynissen, H. (2009). Perceptie van risico en gevaar, en de invloed van risicocommunicatie. AZ Groeninge, Conference paper Symposium Rampenmanagement voor Leidinggevenden, Kortrijk.

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