30th August 2019
Hering Schuppener gains former Secretary of State for Health Lutz Stroppe as Senior Advisor to strengthen the Corporate Affairs Team
Berlin, August 30, 2019 – Hering Schuppener Consulting is pleased to welcome a top-class new member: as of 1 September 2019, Lutz Stroppe (62), one of the most experienced experts in the German and European healthcare market, will join the Corporate Affairs team of Germany's leading strategy consultancy for communications.
Lutz Stroppe is internationally and in Germany a respected expert and an executive in the health and care sector. Since 2014, he has been State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Health, responsible for setting the course for central regulatory areas and for the international coordination of German policy positions. Previously, he spent four years at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, most recently also as State Secretary, as well as Head of the ‘Political Programmes and Analyses’ Division at the CDU Federal Office for Party Chairwoman and Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, and five years as Head of the Office of former Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl.
Joachim Koschnicke, Partner at Hering Schuppener, comments: “The question of the coexistence of services of public interest and platforms in Europe on the one hand and the future of research, health and care in Germany on the other is central to the economy and politics. The demands placed on communication and corporate strategies have increased continuously. The debate with regulators, patients, associations and insurers is of vital importance for the market opportunities of companies. With Lutz Stroppe, we are pleased to have gained an excellent head with whom we can jointly expand our consulting approach and offer our customers the best possible support.”
With immediate effect, Lutz Stroppe, with his many years of experience in the social services sector, will be driving forward the strategic direction of the office from Berlin and advising and supporting Hering Schuppener’s customers. “I am happy to contribute my experience to Hering Schuppener at the crossroads of politics, social responsibility, business and communication. It is critical for companies to define their own positioning convincingly and reliably not only towards their customers, but also and above all as a social partner. Together with the Hering Schuppener team, I look forward to continuing to support companies in their strategic positioning and communication,” says Lutz Stroppe about this assignment.
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About Hering Schuppener
Hering Schuppener Consulting s one of the leading communications consultancies in Continental Europe and the clear market leader in Germany, with offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt as well as an office in Brussels. Hering Schuppener has specialized in strategic communications solutions for companies in mission-critical situations such as M&A transactions, IPOs, restructuring and change processes as well as crises. Moreover, the company advises its clients on a continuous basis in reinforcing their reputation and managing their brand, in management and controlling of international communications activities, in issues related to corporate campaigning and corporate affairs, CEO positioning, digital corporate communication and transformation as well as in long-term press and investor relations activities.
Hering Schuppener Consulting, Finsbury und The Glover Park Group (GPG) together form a global strategic partnership. The combination of these three market leaders is one of the few global platforms advising clients across all communication issues leveraging over 500 consultants in 16 offices around the world. The strategic partnership provides combined global practice groups in Capital Markets, Crisis, Corporate Reputation and Public Affairs to give clients greater cross-market access and the best and most relevant strategic counsel. This strategic advice includes all available communication channels including an integrated digital offering. Finsbury, Hering Schuppener and The Glover Park Group are specialized operating companies of WPP, the world’s largest communications services group.