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Omara Nahar

Founder & Managing Director

Omara founded Stark Narrative in April 2019. She runs the firm’s operations from its office in Amsterdam and leads the account team. Omara has two decades of experience in corporate and financial PR, and devises strategic campaigns for listed and non-listed companies globally. Her specific areas of interest include corporate innovation, digital transformation and information security. Omara is fluent in Dutch, English and Spanish.

Elizabeth James Tingen

Elizabeth James Tingen

Partner & Executive Director

Elizabeth is responsible for directing the legal services pillar and co-directing the investments pillar.

She began her career in PR in New York City, collaborating with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Getty Images. After relocating to Amsterdam in 2012 she transitioned to the public sector, fostering international trade and commerce in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland). Elizabeth joined Stark’s predecessor CitySavvy in January 2017, and has since worked with a focused portfolio consisting of investment and legal firms active in both the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Aside from Elizabeth’s core consulting competencies – consisting of media relations, thought leadership positioning, and strategic communications – she is actively consulting entities on litigation PR, particularly in the context of class actions. In addition to the Benelux markets, she has a regional specialization in frontier and emerging markets, specifically Sub-Saharan Africa.

Her academic research, a comparative analysis of Chinese and Western financial news covering the East African Community, has been published internationally. She holds an MSc in Corporate Communications from University of Amsterdam, and a BA in International Relations, African Studies from University of Oregon.

She is native English, fluent in Dutch and proficient in Swahili.

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Arnout Lansberg

Senior Account Director

Arnout began his career as a freelance IT journalist, writing for multiple Dutch IT publications. In 1997 he transitioned to MCS PR. Over the course of 25 years, he has grown from a content specialist to a senior communications consultant and trainer. Since April 2022, Arnout manages several accounts in Stark Narrative’s IT security and data portfolios. He helps clients communicate their key messages to audiences, with solid strategic advice and relevant, effective content. His focus areas include IT, information security, AI, digital transformation and fintech. Arnout is fluent in Dutch, English and German.

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Marguerite van der Heijden

Senior Account Director

Marguerite has more than 20 years of experience working in communications for the Travel & Leisure industry, Media, and Technology industry. Since April 2022, she advises Stark Narrative clients on how to position and strengthen their brands, through strategic integrated (marketing) communications, media relations, crisis communications, content strategies, thought leadership programs, PR and events. Marguerite has a strong track record in the development and execution of bespoke communication solutions, and is known for conducting groundbreaking work for clients, specifically in the IT industry.

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Oscar Sewalt

Account Manager

Oscar joined the Stark Narrative team in 2021. He obtained his MSc in Social & Organisational Psychology from Leiden University in 2020 after completing a Security research internship at TATA Steel. Oscar has a particular interest in human behavior and intelligence and provides support on multiple accounts in the firm’s client portfolios. He is fluent in Dutch and English. 

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Miguel Fajardo Presencio

Senior Account Executive

 Miguel joined Stark Narrative in 2022 after completing his studies in International Business at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He most recently gained experience working in financial services at NN Investment Partners as a member of the public relations team. Miguel is interested in journalism and macro-economic topics, particularly the interaction between finance and politics. In addition to his native Spanish he is fluent in English and proficient in Dutch.

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Lucy Briade

Senior Account Executive

Lucy joined the Stark Narrative team in 2022 having recently graduated with her Research Master’s in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. She holds a BA in Information and Communication with a minor in Criminology at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). Alongside her studies she gained experience in communication, marketing and translation in Luxembourg and Amsterdam. Lucy has a particular interest in behavioral sciences especially in cultural and social influences, consumer behavior and health. In addition to her native French and Luxembourgish she is fluent in English, German, and has a basic proficiency in Spanish.

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Kaipo Schutte

Account Executive

Kaipo joined the Stark Narrative team in 2023 while completing his studies in Creative Business at the Amsterdam university of applied sciences. He gained experience working as a PR intern in the marketing and communications department at Eye Filmmuseum and as a working student in the marketing team at IG Netherlands. Kaipo is interested in investigative journalism and behavioral economics. He is native Dutch and fluent in English. 

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Alfonso de Claver Tagarro Monferri

Account Executive

Alfonso joined the firm in January 2024 after graduating with his Bachelors  in Communication Science at University of Amsterdam. He has a particular interest in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. He is native Spanish and proficient English and French. 

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Floris Verhagen

Account Executive

Floris joined the firm in September 2023. He provides daily support to the ITSS pillar account teams.

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Colette Prischink 

Senior Operations Manager

Colette joined the firm in the Spring of 2022. She is primarily responsible for ensuring that the firm remains compliant and efficient in its daily operations. She is proficient in Dutch, English, Spanish, and German.