Life at FGS Global
Advises companies and organizations facing challenging crisis and change situations, particularly in criminal or civil litigation, compliance issues, and restructuring.
Life Pre-FGS Global
Headed the press department at Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. and acted as the group's press spokesman in Cologne and Luxembourg. Previously consultant for financial and crisis communication.
Life Beyond FGS Global
Drummer of the (company) band Key Messengers and passionate scuba diver.
Dirk von Manikowsky is a partner in the Düsseldorf office of FGS Global and is responsible for the Crisis Management Practice for Continental Europe. Companies and organizations facing challenging crisis and change situations rely on his 25 years of experience and expertise. His focus is on communications advice in criminal or civil litigation, antitrust or fraud proceedings, compliance issues as well as restructuring. As an author and speaker on the topics of litigation and crisis communication, he publishes in legal publications and regularly lectures on the subject.
Dirk has advised numerous clients in the retail sector and has in-depth knowledge of the automotive, pharmaceutical, banking and insurance sectors. He also advises CEOs and executives to personally prepare them to successfully master difficult situations and communication challenges.
Until 2011 he headed the press and public relations department of private bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. and served as the group’s press spokesman in Cologne and Luxembourg for six years. Previously, he worked for nine years as an advisor focusing on financial and crisis communications in Cologne and Düsseldorf. Dirk studied communications, political science and English literature.