Pickering joined the agency this week from the corporate, public affairs and PR shop Mmd, where he was director of the corporate practice.
He previously headed up Mmd’s offices in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.
Luther Pendragon partner Simon Whale said that Pickering was hired thanks to his ‘wealth of experience of both UK-based and pan-European accounts’.
At Luther, Pickering is leading on several major pan-European issues management accounts.
Pickering is also an ex-board member and head of professional services at GCI London. He started his career advising the International Meat Trade Association during the BSE crisis.