Ketchum Pleon completes merger of consultancy businesses in Germany

Ketchum Pleon, the global communications consultancy, has announced it has completed its merger in Germany following the integration of its businesses in Munich.

Managing partner: Simone Hoch

The union reinforces Ketchum Pleon’s position in the German market and is one of the final steps in Ketchum’s merger with Pleon. The consultancy has businesses in Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart.

Simone Hoch, partner and formerly head of Pleon’s Munich office, has been named managing partner of the merged Ketchum Pleon operation in Munich.

Timo Sieg, senior partner and CEO, Europe, Ketchum Pleon said: "We are extremely pleased to see the completion of the Ketchum Pleon merger in Germany and are confident that our employees and clients will realise the benefit of the joint operation."

Meanwhile, Ketchum Pleon has announced two other new senior management roles. Sabine Stadel-Strauch, partner and formerly CEO of Ketchum’s Munich office, has been promoted to a newly created role as head of European client service, and Petra Sammer, partner and formerly managing and creative director of Ketchum Germany, has been promoted to chief creative officer for Ketchum Pleon Germany.

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