Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Michael Wedell has joined as a Partner in Brunswick’s Berlin office.
Michael has significant experience across sectors in corporate communications, media relations and public and regulatory affairs. He joins Brunswick from the large retailer METRO AG, where he was Senior Vice President and led the corporate communications and public policy departments.
Prior to his time at METRO AG, he was Director of Corporate Affairs at Dresdner Bank and, before that, Head of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Vodafone Germany. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Press and Public Relations for the TV production company of TV21/SABINE CHRISTIANSEN and previously worked as a senior advisor to the Green parliamentary group in the German Bundestag.
Neal Wolin, Brunswick’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Michael to the firm. He has an outstanding reputation, and his deep experience will make him a terrific addition to our Berlin office. He will be of great value to our clients in Germany and around the world.”
Janos Goenczoel, Managing Partner, Europe, said: “Michael’s wealth of international experience and deep familiarity with the issues facing business – particularly in Germany – will strengthen our client offer.”
On joining Brunswick, Michael Wedell said: “Having spent 25 years in-house, I am now pleased to be able to contribute my experience to Brunswick’s international network. More than ever, it is imperative for companies to understand not just the concerns of business, but also how they interact with those of politics and wider civil society.”
About Michael Wedell
Michael Wedell was, until recently, Senior Vice President for the wholesaler METRO AG. Since 2009, he has held several positions at the company including Global Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy, Global Director of Public Policy and External Relations and Director of Public Policy for Germany and the EU. Prior to his time at METRO AG, he was Director of Corporate Affairs at Dresdner Bank AG and, before that, Head of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Vodafone Germany. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Press and Public Relations for the TV production company of TV21/SABINE CHRISTIANSEN, before that, he was a senior advisor to the Green parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. He is a graduate of the Free University of Berlin. In addition, he has trained as a coach and supervisor and has been active in this field for 20 years.
He is an elected member of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Catholic Academy in Berlin, a consultant to Commission VI of the German Bishops’ Conference and Member of the Board of Trustees "shoulder to shoulder" of the 1. FC UNION Berlin.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society. We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world. In Germany, Brunswick has offices in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.
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