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Katrin Suder becomes Senior Advisor at FGS Global

— Consulting focus: business strategies for the stakeholder economy

FRANKFURT/BERLIN, June 14, 2022 — Renowned strategy expert and long-time McKinsey consultant Dr. Katrin Suder joins FGS Global as Senior Advisor, strengthening the Corporate Reputation Practice with immediate effect. With this addition to the senior team, the world's leading consultancy for strategic communications is further expanding its integrated offering of strategy and communications consulting and is placing further focus on stakeholder orientation in the development of corporate strategies.

Brigitte von Haacke, CEO Europe of FGS Global, commented: "We are very happy to have won such a high-profile strategy expert as Katrin Suder for our team. Today, strategy consulting, stakeholder management and corporate reputation are inextricably linked. The demands on companies are extremely high in times of climate change, geopolitical conflicts, digitalization, and a growing importance of diversity. This calls for forward-looking ideas and bright minds. In this sense, welcome, dear Katrin."

Katrin Suder explains, "The influence of politics, society, NGOs, activists and influencers are increasingly coming to the fore. Corporate strategy needs to take this into account much more than before. I have already worked with the FGS Global team in the past on models that provide data-based solutions to this. I look forward to now being a part of the team and continuing to develop innovative strategy offerings."

Until 2014, Katrin Suder worked for the management consultancy McKinsey for almost 15 years advising German and globally operating companies in the IT industry on major strategy projects. From 2014 to 2018, she was State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defense. As of 2018, she was chair of the newly established ten-member Digital Council of the German federal government under Angela Merkel. She also holds various mandates on national and international supervisory boards. Katrin Suder is broadly involved in social and societal initiatives. Among other things, she is committed to the topics diversity and women in leadership. She is active in an honorary capacity for the children's rights organization Save the Children and is a Senior Fellow at the Hertie School. Katrin Suder studied physics and holds a PhD in neuroinformatics, a bachelor's degree in theater and linguistics, and was a fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.


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About FGS Global

FGS Global is the leading global strategic communications consultancy, with 1.200 experts around the world, advising clients in navigating complex situations and reputational challenges. In October 2021, Finsbury Glover Hering and Sard Verbinnen & Company announced their intention to merge, offering board-level and c-suite counsel in all aspects of strategic communications — including government affairs, corporate reputation, crisis management and transformation and change.
The new firm is also the leading force in financial communications worldwide.

FGS Global offers seamless and integrated support with offices in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Paris, Riyadh, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach and Zurich. The headquarter is based in New York.