McKinsey Director of Communications Kai Peter Rath joins Hering Schuppener as a partner

Düsseldorf, September 1, 2020 – Hering Schuppener Consulting is strengthening its management team with a highly-profiled new addition: Kai Peter Rath (53) is moving from McKinsey & Company, Inc. as a partner to Germany's leading strategic communications consultancy on November 1, 2020. From Düsseldorf, Kai Peter Rath will advise companies, organizations and CEOs on all questions of strategic positioning as well as in crisis and special situations. Hering Schuppener is thus resolutely continuing its growth course in the running year, after two experienced capital market experts, Thomas von Oehsen in April and Olaf Zapke in August, have already strengthened the senior team in Berlin and Frankfurt.

McKinsey Director of Communications Kai Peter Rath joins Hering Schuppener as a partner

Kai Peter Rath was responsible for McKinsey’s positioning in Germany for a solid twelve years as Director of Communications, and since 2018 throughout Europe. He not only led the management consultancy’s internal communications team, but also accompanied McKinsey clients in challenging questions on communications.

Alexander Geiser comments: “Kai Peter Rath has been a friend and companion of our company for many years and is probably one of the most distinguished heads of communication in the field of European management consultancies. His international experience and his network – both in the corporate world and in the media industry – are an absolute asset to our clients. We are very pleased about him joining us because he arrives at the perfect time: just before our merger with our global partners to form Finsbury Glover Hering”.

The business graduate and graduate of the Henri Nannen School of Journalism began his career in 1992 at Westdeutscher Rundfunk. After working for business media at Gruner + Jahr and Focus, he joined Wirtschaftswoche in 1999, where he rose to deputy editor-in-chief, before joining McKinsey in 2008.

“After twelve years of communications responsibility at one of the world’s leading management and strategy consultancies, I am very pleased that I am now able to focus one hundred percent on consulting for companies and top managers. Hering Schuppener – and in the future Finsbury Glover Hering – is the ideal company for this with a top-class team, outstanding reputation, entrepreneurial spirit and fantastic growth prospects,” explains Kai Peter Rath.


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