DUSSELDORF, Germany, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Germany's leading communications agency, Ketchum Pleon, has appointed Tasso Enzweiler as managing director of its Dusseldorf office. He succeeds Ketchum partner Dirk Popp, who was recently named CEO of Ketchum Pleon Germany. In his new management position, Enzweiler is responsible for one of the agency's largest offices, which employs more than 125 communication consultants.
"We are pleased to have hired Tasso Enzweiler, our candidate of choice and one of the best communication experts in Germany," said Popp. "Thanks to his outstanding reputation in the fields of financial and corporate communications, his media expertise, and his experience and successes in various managerial posts, he is the ideal choice for this role."
With the appointment of Enzweiler, Ketchum Pleon Germany continues its recent efforts to hire top talent on the executive level. "Enzweiler unites the strategic and professional competence required for successful long-term growth of Ketchum Pleon in today's environment," said Popp.
Enzweiler joins from Hering Schuppener Consulting, where he spent five years as managing director. In that role, he advised clients on all matters relating to corporate, financial and political communications, with particular emphasis on issues management, corporate responsibility, strategic positioning and financial market transactions.
Enzweiler previously served as managing director of Germany's New Social Market Economy Initiative (Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft) and held senior posts as a business and financial journalist with the Financial Times Deutschland and Die Welt newspapers. He also was a reporter for business magazines Capital and Manager Magazin. Enzweiler has received numerous awards for his work, including the European Excellence Award, PR Award and Politik Award.
"I regard my new position as an exciting challenge and a huge opportunity," said Enzweiler. "In the rapidly changing communications world, my motto is 'Don't just go with the flow, help determine its direction.' Drawing on my experience, I hope to play an active role from Dusseldorf in strengthening Ketchum Pleon's and Ketchum's outstanding position nationwide."
About Ketchum Pleon
Ketchum Pleon is one of the largest, most geographically diverse communications consultancies and the established European market leader. Worldwide, Ketchum has more than 2,400 employees in owned operations and operates in 70 countries with more than 100 owned and affiliated offices. Ketchum is a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC; www.omnicomgroup.com). Additional information on Ketchum Pleon and its award-winning work can be found at www.ketchumpleon.com.
Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. Named 2010 Large PR Firm of the Year (Holmes Report and PR News) and the winner of an unprecedented three consecutive PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), visit www.ketchum.com.