April 28, 2020, FRANKFURT – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has announced the appointment of Susanne Marell as CEO of H+K Germany.
Susanne Marell most recently comes from the position of Managing Director at JP KOM. Prior to that she served as CEO of Edelman GmbH for six years, overseeing the acquisition and merger with ergo Kommunikation. Before her agency career she served as Vice President for Corporate Brand Management at BASF SE and as Vice President Corporate Communications at Cognis Deutschland GmbH. Marell is also one of the co-founders of the German chapter of Global Women in PR and as a member of the extended Board she built up the initiative “Next Gen Leadership”.
Marell will be assuming the position as CEO on June 1 and will report directly to Global President Lars Erik Grønntun. As leader for one of the firm’s 5+5 key markets and clusters she will also join the firm’s Global Leadership Council.
H+K has offices in more than 40 countries worldwide, delivering award winning campaigns to clients across all sectors and disciplines and with a focus on continued innovation for the industry. Recent innovations include Flight School +, a crisis communications training and simulation tool, Better Impact™, a new approach to brand purpose and CSR, and H+K Smarter™, a behavioral science unit.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices in more than 40 markets, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.