Tessa van Emst


“De kunst in Public Affairs is het ontwikkelen van wederzijds begrip tussen organisaties, overheden en de maatschappij.”

Tessa van Emst is a Consultant at Publyon, which she joined in 2023. In her work, she focuses on bringing views together to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties. Especially in these times of individualisation, diverging interests, and the associated uncertainty, cooperation is indispensable to facing social problems.

Tessa has an avid interest in (the use of) new technologies, with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence. These types of technologies pose new questions for governments and organisations. For instance, to what extent do digital systems control society – and under what conditions – and what does it mean to have power or possessions? Legislative frameworks are not always in place before innovations emerge. In this context, Tessa works with Publyon’s tech team for organisations interested in digitalisation, AI, (digital) security and data ethics.

Before transitioning to the Public Affairs field in 2023, Tessa held roles in the consulting sector at Accenture and PwC. She also gained experience in diplomacy and worked with the JOVD. Tessa has a background in Data Science and Public Administration.