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Communications consultancy Johanssen + Kretschmer
to extend Managing board

Ex-Corporate Communications Head Geraldine Schroeder appointed Managing Director

On 1 February 2018, Geraldine Schroder was appointed Managing Director of Berlin-based independent communications consultancy firm Johanssen + Kretschmer (JK), alongside Heiko Kretschmer who founded JK's in 2000, and partner Matthias Bischof.

Before joining the company, Geraldine served in executive positions at companies including Swedish utility Vattenfall, German engineering company Voith and French energy giant ENGIE.

Geraldine says: “Dedicated, experienced staff who like complex issues, and a clear focus on clients and their stakeholders – this is JK's recipe for success. I feel honoured to become the third managing director and to use my experience and expertise to develop the firm.”

Managing Partners Heiko Kretschmer and Matthias Bischof say: "We are happy to greatly extend our Managing board and confident that, with Geraldine's know-how and international outreach and experience, we will continue to secure success and market visibility as a leading communications and stakeholder management consultancy in the German market.”

Geraldine Schroeder is based at JK's HQ in Berlin, advising clients across Germany and beyond. She also serves as liaison partner for JK's partnership with UK consultancy Hanover Communications, itself Agency of the Year for Public Affairs 2017.


Johanssen + Kretschmer is a Berlin-based agency specialising in strategic communications. Founded in 2000, we are still independent and currently employ 50 staff. As a full service consultancy, we support companies and organisations of various kinds to develop and implement internal and external communications programmes.

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