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Hugo Marynissen, PhD

Hugo Marynissen, PhD


  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Organizational Communication
  • Risk and Crisis Management


  • Executive Master in het Publiek Management

Hugo Marynissen is a professor at the Executive Master in Public Management at Antwerp Management School. He is also a visiting professor at various European universities such as UA (Belgium), Campus Vesta (Belgium), Cranfield University (UK), HUB (Belgium), and Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki (Finland). He is the managing director and partner of PM Risk – Crisis – Change, an agency specialized in risk and crisis management and communication.

Since 2008 he has provided regular coaching and consultancy services inside and outside Belgium. In the Middle East and Central Africa, for instance, he coached board members and executives of a global organization in their personal development. For another multinational he gave workshops on four continents about successfully managing change processes. In addition, he 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 (DBA – Doctor of Business Administration) from Cranfield University – School of Management (UK), and a Masters degree in Change Management from HEC Business School (France). The focus of his research is on the relationship between risk communication and risk perception within so-called “High-Reliability Organizations”.