Brad Staples, chief executive officer of APCO Worldwide’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, is responsible for the development of APCO’s interests in Europe and the coordination of APCO operations across the region.
Mr. Staples has devised and conducted European Union (EU) public affairs programs for blue-chip UK, European and U.S. companies, governments and interest groups across a broad range of industries and policy areas. This activity has involved extensive lobbying in principal EU capitals as well as developing political programs in Brussels.
As the head of APCO’s global competition practice team, Mr. Staples has coordinated public affairs programs relating to mergers and acquisitions across Europe, and those with transatlantic as well as global dimensions.
Prior to joining APCO, he worked at a European Affairs consultancy in London and in Brussels. Mr. Staples holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and later studied at the University Stendhal, Grenoble, France. He speaks French and Italian.