Jean Paul Wijers is the founder and managing director of Protocolbureau and the Institute of Strategic Relationship Management. In 1996 he graduated from the Hotelschool The Hague, one year after founding Protocolbureau. Between 2001 and 2009 Jean Paul Wijers worked for the Dutch Royal Family as head-usher at the Royal Weddings, State Funerals and Royal Baptisms.

Jean Paul Wijers is one of the best European protocol experts and has been called upon to assist at numerous official events, ceremonies and networking meetings. He is asked as trainer, in Europe and beyond, for his expertise in protocol and the management of high-level events.

The unique vision of Jean Paul Wijers on contemporary protocol management is the basis of a postgraduate programme on strategic relationship management: Protocol translates a networking strategy into an effective meeting with the stakeholders.