He advised on multi-billion M&A deals and works closely with banks and law firms on complex situations.
Roland is a Founding Partner of CNC and a Partner in the London office of Kekst CNC.
He has been based in London since 2002. Roland focuses on cross-border financial communications, PE and special situations. He advised on multi-billion M&A deals and works closely with banks and law firms on complex situations.
Roland studied business and economics and in his first career, worked as a financial and business journalist in Frankfurt, Hamburg and London. From 1992, he worked in various PR and IR functions at car manufacturer Daimler (where he was heading Global corporate communications) and LM Ericcson AB in Stockholm and London, as head of Global Corporate Affairs.
Q&A with Roland
Describe your typical day.
A typical day in London starts at 5:30 when I catch up on the hundred or so emails from Asia and elsewhere. On my motorbike then to the office where I share my time between client meetings, media calls, and Kekst CNC meetings. Swinging back home on the 1200cc at 7:30pm.
What do you like most about Kekst CNC?
What I like most about Kekst CNC are our excellent teams of passionate and extremely well educated people - I feel very privileged to be part of them!
What advice do you have for aspiring communications professionals?
The world is full of fake stories and most will collapse, sooner or later. So never tell a story that is far from the truth - lies don't travel far and the first casualty is your most precious asset, your credibility. On the other hand: be honest but not fanatically so....
Who is the most impressive speaker you’ve ever heard?
The most impressive speaker I ever saw was Hans Rosling who sadly passed away. Everybody should read his book "Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World" that shows the power of facts over perception.