Government Relations and Public Affairs

With my experience, network, and insights, I support you with a tailored approach to become an essential and reliable policy partner. 


My core services include: 

  • Sharing insights, mapping stakeholder positions and areas for your meaningful engagement on the EU Green Deal and global sustainability policies - independent and based on sound research.
  • Strategic advice to develop, coordinate and implement effective advocacy plans in alignment with your objectives.
  • Shaping your narrative with institutions and key stakeholders. 


  • 15+ years of experience in government relations and public affairs at international corporates, associations, and civil society organisations, steering high level relations with officials in the EU institutions, national governments and international organisations.
  • Designed and delivered system change advocacy for a world leading food processing and packaging solution company on Circular Economy, packaging sustainability, bioeconomy, and climate policies. Company’s global subject matter expert on the SDGs, resource and food policies. Rewarded by company Excellence Award for outstanding engagement on EU packaging policy.
  • Lead and proactive involvement at diverse industry associations as co-chair and member of the Board of Directors at the European packaging value chain association, EUROPEN, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, ACE, and the global Alliance for Water Stewardship, AWS.

Wirén-Lehr Consulting

Dr. Sabine von Wirén-Lehr

Avenue des Geméaux 20

1410 Waterloo, Belgium

+32 475 858707