28–29 May 2020
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In 2017, Tan received the SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement at the Holmes Report's annual Asia-Pacific awards ceremony and she has remained on the Holmes Report Influence 100 list consecutively for the past five years. Before joining Huawei, Tan worked at Verizon, where she was responsible for consumer strategy and digital marketing, and at TXU Energy, where she led customer acquisition efforts in the newly deregulated energy markets.
Prof. Dr. Christof E. Ehrhart
K. Corley Kenna
As Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the CEO of Burson-Marsteller, Corley built and maintained global client and media relationships at one of the world’s leading communication agencies. As Vice President for Public Affairs and Corporate Communications at Ralph Lauren Corporation, she led media response and strategy for all corporate affairs and crisis situations. She founded and co-lead the supply chain Traceability Working Group, a company-wide initiative to improve sustainability with respect to raw materials.
At Patagonia, Corley oversees all product, brand and internal communications. She led the media strategy around the 100% for the Planet Black Friday initiative, which resulted in $10 million in donations to environmental nonprofits worldwide. She currently leads all communication strategy around the company’s initiatives—from public lands to progressive family policies.
Prior to this, Carmen had a long career as the Foreign Affairs Correspondent for EFE News Agency based at the United Nations in Geneva, Moscow and Paris, covering events such as the revolution in Romania, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the war in Chechnya, the crisis in Kosovo, and the NATO campaign in the former Yugoslavia. From 2001 to 2004 she was the Defence and Foreign Affairs Correspondent for EFE News Agency to the European Union and NATO. During that period she was also special envoy to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prof. Dr. Heino Falcke
Prior to joining King’s, she was Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Affairs at AstraZeneca. Before that, Jennie was Senior Managing Director at Management Consultants, FTI Consulting, and Global Head of Communications and Client Marketing for Corporate and Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, Jennie was Global Head of Corporate Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Community Partnerships and a member of the Executive Team at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In 2004 Jennie won the European Women of Achievement Award for Business for her achievements at GSK and for women in business.
Jennie is also Non-Executive Chairman of the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a leading independent technology innovation centre and founding member of the UK Government’s High-Value Manufacturing Catapult.
Dr. Thomas Middelhoff
In 2003 he joined the London-based private equity investment company Investcorp and returned to Germany in 2005, where he was initially appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KarstadtQuelle AG in an emergency situation and in May 2005 took over the position of Chairman of the Board of Management Arcandor AG was renamed to save. At the same time, Thomas Middelhoff also became Chairman of the Thomas Cook Group, which under his leadership developed into the world's second-largest tourism company and in which Arcandor held the majority of the shares. At the height of the financial crisis, Thomas was replaced in March 2009 as Chief Executive Officer. His successor, Gerhard Eick, applied for the bankruptcy of Arcandor AG in June.
In November 2014, Thomas was sentenced by the Essen Regional Court to three years' imprisonment for breach of trust amounting to €485,000 and tax evasion amounting to €22,500. He was arrested immediately after sentencing in the courtroom in front of his family due to the risk of absconding. In the JVA Essen a "15-minute suicide control" was carried out on him against his will for weeks. Middelhoff was diagnosed with an incurable and life-threatening autoimmune disease (Systemic Lupus SLE) due to the associated sleep deprivation. After rejecting his appeal, he served his sentence in the JVA Bielefeld and worked at his own request as a temporary worker with disabled people.
Ambassador to the International Integrated Reporting Council
Marian moved to Switzerland in 2018 to head global communications at PMI as it accelerates its mission to build a smoke-free future. As part of her proactive, multilayered communications program, Marian is forging active and productive alliances with NGOs, advocacy groups, regulators, and other parties involved in shaping the environment in which a smoke-free future can be realized.
Dr. Constantin Birnstiel
Mid of 2017, Constantin joined DAX-listed Merck KGaA, a leading science and technology company, as Global Head of Group Communications.
Dr. Yu Jie
Kristen Soltis Anderson
Prof. Thomas Hundt
Prior to RB, Jo spent 7 years at GE Oil & Gas, in Italy and later in London, where she led customer communications globally. In 2016 – 2017, she led the 360-degree communications for the integration and launch of Baker Hughes, a GE company (now Baker Hughes).
Jo’s professional passion is marketing and communications and her career spans several sectors from investment banking, to foreign direct investment, to energy, pharmaceuticals and consumer health. She has worked both in-house and as a consultant, in government and for blue-chip businesses. A graduate in Film, Media and Cultural Studies, she started her career in her hometown Hong Kong, before moving to Italy and then onto London. She has an MBA and is fluent in Italian.
Dr. Sandra Busch-Janser
Prof. Daniel Supervielle
Louis de Schorlemer
Anders Monrad Rendtorff
positions with international PR firms including the Rowland Company and Hill & Knowlton. She has also worked for the Press Office of the Government of Israel.
Before joining Edelman in November 2019, she led Weber Shandwick as CEO in Germany for six years and was a member of the EMEA Strategy Board. Christiane was responsible for external communications at Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg and was a member of the German board at Ketchum Pleon for many years.
Christiane has been working in the PR industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience from corporate communication to marketing. She has many years of experience in advising clients from the pharmaceutical, financial, FMCG, F&B, mobility and logistics industries, as well as the energy and chemical industries.
As a thought leader, Christiane was included by w&v in December 2019 in the list of "100 Brains: the brains of the industry" and received the HR Excellence Award in the category New Work in 2018.
Since May 2017 Christine has been President of the GPRA, the association of leading agencies in Germany.
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