Christoph WegenerSenior Associate
He is experienced in the conception and development of crisis communications materials and advising in issue and crisis situations.
Christoph works in the areas of corporate and crisis communications.
He has co-developed the crisis simulation tool “Situation Room” and conceptualized numerous training sessions with board members and communications teams in the EMEA region. Christoph also works on internal communications mandates and restructuring projects.
In 2017, Christoph completed a secondment to Kekst CNC in Tokyo.
Prior to joining Kekst CNC, Christoph gained experience at editorial offices of daily newspapers and radio stations, the corporate communications department of arvato AG, the media department of the State Chancellery of Thuringia, and the brand strategy department of MetaDesign Berlin.
Christoph studied Strategic Public Relations (MSc) at the University of Stirling as well as Lund University and holds a Bachelor‘s degree in communication sciences and state sciences from the University of Erfurt.
Q&A with Christoph
How has the firm changed since you first joined?
When I joined Kekst CNC first during an internship in 2013, I was already impressed by its internationality and diverse mandates. By combining MSL Capital, JKL and most recently Kekst, these characteristics have intensified even more. Without doubt, we have one of the most experienced teams in the industry, but with our size, the challenge grows that we integrate all of our knowledge.
What does success look like to you?
Success is seldom a dance in a shower of confetti. In our job, success is trust. Someone who asks for your opinion. Someone who tells you about decisions before sharing them with others. Someone who trusts in your advice.
What advice do you have for aspiring communications professionals?
Try yourself out, communications has so many facets, it would be foolish to settle down with one too quickly. Otherwise you might never find out whether you might be a magic marketer, a witty speech writer or a creative researcher.
What do you enjoy most about working at Kekst CNC?
No day is like the other, which is also very challenging. But it’s made easier by the great bunch of people who work here. The ‘no asshole’ culture holds true.
What would be your favorite travel tip?
Scotland. Jaw dropping countryside scenery, fantastic drinks and cows with crazy hair dresses.