Düsseldorf / Berlin
T +49 211 51332-302
Egbert Deekeling is a Senior Partner. The company founder supports and advises communications experts, CEOs and top managers, especially during phases of comprehensive, large-scale transformation. He is one of the most renowned experts in this field.
Egbert graduated in sociology and later became Managing Director at ABC/EUROCOM. In 1995, he founded Deekeling & Fiebig, which later evolved to become the strategic communications consultancy Deekeling Arndt Advisors in Communications. Egbert is co-author and co-publisher of a number of specialist books on the topic of change communications, CEO communications and communications in times of digital transformation.
T +49 211 51332-140
Olaf Arndt is a Senior Partner and an expert in complex communications at the interface between industry, government and society. Among other things, he focusses on positioning companies and executives, particularly in crisis situations and phases of strategic realignment. He supports top management in communicating success-critical topics to policy-makers, the media, opinion-makers and the capital market.
Olaf trained in journalism, after graduating in political science, sociology and history. He draws upon his many years of management and consulting experience with renowned consulting firms. He co-authored the book “CEO-Kommunikation. Strategien für Spitzenmanager” (CEO communications. strategies for top managers), with Egbert Deekeling.
T +49 30 921012-420
Dr Constanze Adolf is a Managing Director. Together with Serkan Agci, she co-heads the Berlin office. She focuses on advising corporations and high-level executives on matters related to energy, climate, and sustainability. In her role as a strategic partner, she perceives her responsibility as anticipating pivotal developments, enabling clients to strategically discern opportunities for tailored and sustainable business models. The objective is to create innovative pathways amid significant workforce shortages, digitization, and an increasing competitiveness.
Dr Constanze Adolf, a former banker, pursued her academic journey in Germany, France, and Denmark. Her PhD focuses on social networks of Members of the European Parliament. She lived in Brussels more than a decade, accumulating extensive public affairs expertise at the EU level within the energy, climate, and sustainability sectors. She held positions such as Secretary-General of EUFED (European Union Federation of Youth Hostel Associations) and served as Executive Director at Green Budget Europe. In Berlin, she transitioned to lead the Business Development team at an energy storage startup. Most recently, in her capacity as a Senior Partner, she spearheaded the establishment of the new Energy & EU Affairs division at Christ&Company. Her extensive network comprises key partners in the energy, climate, and sustainability sector.
T +49 30 921012-440
Serkan Agci is a Managing Director of the company and is in charge of the Public Affairs unit as head of the Berlin office. His consulting work is centred around policy and regulation as well as sustainability communications.
The political scientist became a press spokesperson for the SPD state committees for Lower Saxony/Bremen in the German Parliament after periods as a freelance journalist and with public radio. Between 2013 and 2017, he was office manager for Hannelore Kraft, who was deputy head of the SPD (social democratic party) at the time, and he also worked as press spokesperson for the SPD party leadership and the then SPD chairperson, Martin Schulz. Since 2018, he has been working as a strategy consultant to companies and institutions and specialises in sustainable strategy and governance.
T +49 211 51332-125
Susanne Arndt is a Managing Partner and an expert in transformation communications and change management. She specialises in supporting top management and executives through profound change processes by focusing on strategic transformation, purpose, digital transformation, restructuring as well as integration processes.
After completing her degree in German, history and media studies, Susanne spent ten years working at a consulting company before joining H/Advisors Deekeling Arndt. She has extensive experience in corporate communications, corporate responsibility, change, and crisis communications. As a specialist in change management, she has a wealth of experience in dealing with different interests and target groups as well as in communicating complex business decisions in various industry contexts. She co-authored the book “Change-Kommunikation” (Change communications) with Egbert Deekeling and Dirk Barghop.
T +49 211 51332-130
Dr Dirk Barghop is a Senior Partner. He advises companies on executive and employee communications during times of highly complex transformation and renewal processes. He specialises in developing strategic communications programmes and designing executive communications processes.
Dirk holds a Ph.D. in historical anthropology and produced a thesis exploring communications among the elite rulers in ancient Rome. Before embarking on his consulting career, he worked in research and teaching at third-level. Dirk is co-publisher of the books “Kommunikation im Corporate Change. Maßstäbe für eine neue Management praxis” (Communications in times of corporate change. Standards for new management practice), “Kommunikation in der digitalen Transformation” (Communications in times of digital transformation), and he co-authored the book “Change-Kommunikation” (Change communications) with Egbert Deekeling and Susanne Arndt.
T +49 211 51332-129
Julika Benz is a managing 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.
T +49 211 51332-123
Michael Fuchs is a Managing Partner. He is in charge of the Design Studio and an expert in transformation, change communications and corporate branding. He supports companies through change and realignment processes. He focuses in this regard on developing visions that are the central point of orientation in times of change. Michael also works with his clients to develop storylines, corporate values and brand content that serve to raise the profile of companies with their target groups. He supports and guides the implementation of this content in terms of good design and language.
Michael worked as an editor for the Rheinische Post newspaper and was Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis Magazine. He studied media, politics and social sciences at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, where he also worked for many years as a guest lecturer.
Düsseldorf / Frankfurt a. M.
T +49 211 51332-160 +49 69 97098-550
Volker Heck is a Senior Partner and the head of our Frankfurt office. His main focus is on capital market communications for non-financial companies and institutions, managing regulatory and political topics and positioning of top management during phases of strategic realignment.
After graduating with a degree in economics, Volker spent more than 20 years working for energy companies and has broad-based experience of national and international lobbying. He focuses on the area of energy and the environment, having held various senior positions at the RWE energy group for many years.
T +49 211 51332-139
Jeanette Meier is a manging director at our company. For nine 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.
T +49 211 51332-165
Cathrin Sengpiehl is a managing 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.