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 as head-usher at the Royal Weddings, State Funerals and Royal Baptisms. Jean Paul Wijers is one of the best protocol experts of the Netherlands and has been called upon to assist at numerous official events, ceremonies and networking meetings.

His vision on modern protocol management is the basis of the postgraduate programme on strategic relationship management: Protocol translates a networking strategy into an effective meeting with the stakeholders.