Via Stevens & Lee/Griffin International
LANCASTER, PA, March 12, 2018 – Stevens & Lee/Griffin International President and CEO Wilfred H. Muskens was officially installed as the new Honorary Consul in Philadelphia of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The ceremony was performed by Netherlands Consul General Dolph Hogewoning on February 28, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA.
A native of the Netherlands, Mr. Muskens has an extensive background in international business development. Prior to joining Stevens & Lee/Griffin International, he served as Deputy Secretary for the Office of International Business Development for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), where he led a team of over 50 international economic development specialists and foreign-based trade and investment representatives. His previous experience with the Commonwealth includes serving as Executive Director of the Center for Direct Investment and Director of Foreign Investment for the Governor’s Action Team.
Before joining DCED, Mr. Muskens was a Project Manager and Public Relations Consultant for several organizations in Europe, where he oversaw new investment projects, proposed possible sites for companies considering expansion, and developed communication and business development strategies.
Mr. Muskens is fluent in English, French, Dutch and German. He earned master’s degrees from Bordeaux University, France, and Utrecht University, Netherlands. He earned an undergraduate degree from Utrecht University and attended Hull University, United Kingdom.
ABOUT STEVENS & LEE/GRIFFIN INTERNATIONAL
Stevens & Lee/Griffin International assists companies in capitalizing on the wide range of opportunities available to expand into global markets. Focused on import and export assistance, international trade and investment, and inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions initiatives, we specialize in working with U.S. and foreign companies and other entities with global aspirations to formulate global strategies and make connections that will contribute to their long-term growth and success. Among other services, Stevens & Lee/Griffin International offers The International Trade Assistance Partnership Program (iTAPP) in partnership with the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, which provides a cost-effective way for a Pennsylvania company to receive ongoing trade support in important, growing export markets in China, Europe, South America and West Africa.
Stevens & Lee/Griffin International is part of Stevens & Lee/Griffin, a multidisciplinary professional services platform which consists of Stevens & Lee, a large, full-service law firm; Griffin Financial Group, a FINRA-licensed investment bank; a state and local government operations consulting business; a group of 25 tax, accounting, consulting and technology professional services firms, primarily operated by former Big Four professionals; a D&O and E&O insurance risk consulting business; a financial advisory business focusing on state and local government and not-for-profit sectors; and a government affairs unit. For more information, visit www.stevensleegriffin.com.