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 921012-440
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 51332-123
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 69 97098-590
Christoph Schlüter is a Managing Director of the company. He advises corporates, financial institutions, and investors on strategic public relations matters, including in connection with M&As and other complex capital transactions, reputational crisis situations and financial restructurings that focus on external stakeholder communications.
Christoph holds a degree in political science from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt as well as a degree in Italian language, culture and history from the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. Prior to becoming a strategic advisor he headed the corporate communications department for Germany, Austria and the Nordic countries at Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG. Before that he was head of corporate communications with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Germany and Austria. He has built a wide-ranging network of domestic and international business and financial journalists and other disseminators and influencers in the German-speaking countries of Europe.