He has spearheaded clients’ communication activities in a wide range of IPOs, acquisitions and strategic changes.
Klas is specialized in strategic communication with a focus on financial market transactions, change processes and regulatory changes. He has spearheaded clients’ communication activities in a wide range of IPOs, acquisitions and strategic changes. Klas previously worked as communications advisor at Kekst in New York and as a management consultant at Arthur D. Little.
He holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics with a specialization in Finance, and has also studied Economics at HEC in Paris.
Q&A with Klas
How has the firm changed since you first joined?
With a decade in the firm behind me, the only thing that hasn’t changed is our ambition to be our clients’ most trusted advisor, creating lasting value. Our most successful client partnerships today are built on a wider geographic footprint, data analytics and a broader digital toolbox for getting messages across both internally and to key partners, investors and stakeholders.
What is the biggest opportunity for Kekst CNC and the communications industry?
An overall shift in the perception of companies’ role in society. From creators of jobs and economic growth, to being key facilitators in improving how we live, interact and consume resources. Delivering on these expectations will be crucial for attracting talents and investors, cooperating constructively with regulators and ultimately for building successful businesses. You will find communications at the center of all this.
What advice do you have for aspiring communications professionals?
Resist the urge to rely on your gut. Success within communications relies on facts and data-driven insights, today more than ever.
What do you like most about Kekst CNC?
Our one firm approach. Leveraging thinking, best practice and resources from our people all around the world is clearly creating more value for our clients.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My son, usually a bit earlier than I was hoping for.