In complex transformation processes the important thing is to keep an over­view of each individual part of the project and to slot it into the overall context by thinking in terms of over­arching processes.

/ Christiane AtassiBIO Contact

/ Christiane AtassiDirector

T  +49 211 51332-132

Christiane Atassi is a director at our company. She focuses on systematic planning and manage­ment of complex change and renewal processes. In addition, she is responsible for the Design division as Director of the Design Studio. As an experienced project manager, she has headed up national and inter­national projects, managed campaigns and supported and success­fully implemented regional trans­formation projects.

Christiane has been working as a consultant for 20 years and has extensive expertise in large-scale projects. She majored in sociology, politics and media studies at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf.

Companies are in a constant process of trans­formation. In order to place the message in context as well as get people on board, commu­ni­cations must be both strategic and authentic.

/ Julika BenzBIO Contact

/ Julika BenzDirector

T  +49 211 51332-129

Julika Benz is a director at our company. She consults companies on complex change processes as well as in strategy develop­ment and communi­cations. Her main focus is on the inter­faces between strategy, HR and communi­cations.

Julika studied business administration and has many years of experience in designing strategy and communi­cations processes in corporate environ­ments. Before moving to H/Advisors Deekeling Arndt, she worked for ten years at the world's largest logistics company.

Successful communi­cations are not a one-way street; it's all about conducting strategic dialogue at eye level – always with a view to the long run.

/ Miriam Bienert-KukiolkaBIO Contact

/ Miriam Bienert-KukiolkaDirector

T  +49 211 51332-104

Miriam Bienert-Kukiolka is a director at our company. In her consulting work, she focuses on developing communi­cations strategies as well as positioning companies at the inter­face between govern­ment, industry and society.

Miriam studied Political Science at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilian University as well as at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a consultant she worked at an economic research company and a private foundation, among other things. She has comprehen­sive expertise in the areas of stake­holder dialogue, study projects as well as sus­tain­ability communi­cations.

Companies have to be where relevant stake­holders form their opinions – these days that increasingly happens online.

/ Jörg Kohnen-MayBIO Contact

/ Jörg Kohnen-MayDirector

T  +49 211 51332-206

Jörg Kohnen-May is a director at our company. He focuses on developing communi­cations strategies, content and agenda-setting programmes to position companies and their top manage­ment with relevant stake­holders.

Jörg studied English and German literature at the RWTH Aachen, and also gained a Certificate of Advanced Studies in “Curating” at the Zurich University of Arts. Before joining H/Advisors Deekeling Arndt, he worked for 15 years in other communi­cations consulting firms. He brings with him experience in corporate communi­cations, sustainability / CSR communications as well as risk and reputation manage­ment.

The corona­virus crisis led to disruptive trans­formation in internal communi­cations. Communi­cations have become more approach­able, more virtual and more pragmatic – that is here to stay.

/ Jeanette MeierBIO Contact

/ Jeanette MeierDirector

T  +49 211 51332-139

Jeanette Meier is a director at our company. For seven years now, she has been advising companies on complex change and trans­formation processes. The main focus of her work is on developing and imple­menting corporate visions and values as well as designing manage­ment communi­cations and measures to mobilise and involve employees.

Jeanette holds an M.Sc. in Communications Studies from the University of Twente, where she majored in Marketing Communication and Consumer Behaviour. Before becoming a consultant she worked in marketing and market research.

When it comes to transactions, it’s incredibly important not to simply feed information to the capital market, but to set up and implement integrated stakeholder communications.

/ Daniela MünsterBIO Contact

/ Daniela MünsterDirector
Frankfurt a. M.

T  +49 69 97098-511

Daniela Münster is a director at our Frankfurt offices. She focuses on advising national and inter­national clients in all matters of stake­holder communi­cations, in particular with regard to trans­actions such as M&As or IPOs as well as in subsequent investor relations activities. In addition, she advises companies in special situations, for example in the area of share­holder activism.

Daniela studied English and history in Freiburg and Dundee, in Scotland. After a PR internship and sub­sequent role in PR consulting, she moved to investor relations and capital market communi­cations, supporting a number of medium and large-scale enterprises, both in their mandatory communi­cations and in trans­actions. Previously she worked for a US non-profit organisation.

The success of a trans­action depends not only on the purchase price but also on whether you send out the right messages to convince the stake­holders of the benefits of the trans­action.

/ Stephanie Verena PragerBIO Contact

/ Stephanie Verena PragerDirector
Frankfurt a. M.

T  +49 69 97098-533

Stephanie Verena Prager is a director at our Frankfurt office. She advises clients on trans­action and trans­formation processes. Some of the areas she focuses on are capital market communications as well as strategic corporate communications and management positioning.

Stephanie holds an M.Sc. in Management, with a focus on Strategic & Organizational Change from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. Before coming to communications consulting, she worked for around six years in inter­national management consulting companies in the areas of strategic trans­action manage­ment and organisational develop­ment as well as supply chain management and real estate.

Sustainable action is essential to long-term success. Companies need to take the long view if they want to fulfil the growing expectations of their key stake­holders.

/ Cathrin SengpiehlBIO Contact

/ Cathrin SengpiehlDirector

T  +49 211 51332-165

Cathrin Sengpiehl is a director at our company. In her consulting work she focusses on developing communi­cations and sustain­ability strategies as well as agenda-setting to position companies in the socio-political arena.

Cathrin studied history and applied cultural studies at KIT in Karlsruhe and completed a degree in cultural and media studies at HfMT Hamburg. Before joining H/Advisors Deekeling Arndt, she spent six years working as a press spokes­person with a private foundation, and seven years before that at other communications consulting companies. She has experience in strategic media work, stake­holder dialogue, study projects, editorial work as well as sustain­ability communications.