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New addtions to Public & Corporate Affairs team of Finsbury Glover Hering in Berlin

  • Dr. Philipp Raidt is switching from the Axel Springer Group to the Berlin office of Finsbury Glover Hering as Managing Director

  • Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, former State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is strengthening the Public Affairs team as Senior Advisor

    The Public & Corporate Affairs team of Finsbury Glover Hering is pleased to launch the new year with top-level additions: Effective January 1, 2021, the former Chief Operating Officer of Axel Springer Digital Ventures, Dr. Philipp Raidt, 41, is taking over as Managing Director for the Berlin team of the strategic communications consultancy, which was formed as part of the merger between Hering Schuppener, Finsbury and Glover Park Group at the turn of the year.

    Furthermore, as of January 1, 2021, Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, 62, is strengthening the strategic communications consultancy team of Finsbury Glover Hering in Berlin as Senior Advisor. The former State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is regarded as a proven expert for the topics of sustainability, environmental and scientific policy.

    Christoph Bertram, Managing Partner of Finsbury Glover Hering in Germany, said: “We could not have hoped for a better start to the new year – particularly given the enormous global challenges that both society and companies are still facing. With Cornelia Quennet-Thielen and Dr. Philipp Raidt, we have taken consulting services for our customers to the next level in the key areas of sustainability, research, digitalization and regulation – here in Germany and also with respect to Europe.”

    Bridging the gap between technological opportunities and regulatory challenges

    Dr. Philipp Raidt has extensive experience in the fields of technology and start-ups and is a recognized expert for this sector’s regulatory issues. With his experience, he will substantially contribute to creating and expanding consultancy services for customers of Finsbury Glover Hering and thus link opportunities posed by global technological trends with regulatory developments throughout Europe and Germany. He will therefore work closely with the 45 colleagues from the Public & Corporate Affairs teams in Berlin and Brussels, the Tech & Transformation team as well as the Global Practice Group of Finsbury Glover Hering.

    Dr. Philipp Raidt is joining us from the Axel Springer Group, where he held various management positions starting in 2011. Most recently, in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer of Axel Springer Digital Ventures, he was responsible for start-up and venture capital fund investments and business development initiatives. Before switching to the Axel Springer Group, he worked as a lawyer for Hogan Lovells International LLP, specializing in the areas of corporate M&A and global regulatory (antitrust & competition, media).

    Sustainability also remains a key topic in 2021

    Thanks to Cornelia Quennet-Thielen’s experience and expertise, Finsbury Glover Hering will be able to offer even more extensive consultancy services with respect to ESG topics (environmental, social, governance) in Germany as well as internationally –together with the Public & Corporate Affairs teams in Berlin and Brussels and the company’s additional 17 locations.

    Cornelia Quennet-Thielen worked for ten years as State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Her career includes management positions at the Office of the Federal President and at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. In addition, Cornelia Quennet-Thielen is a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Climate Foundation and also serves in the Board of Advisors of the Nicholas Institute at Duke University, United States. Furthermore, she forms part of the Board of Trustees of the Roland Berger Foundation and the Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection, among others. Cornelia Quennet-Thielen is a World Fellow at Yale University. She studied law in Freiburg and Trier, before launching her career as a judge.