Christiane Dirkes has acted as consultant to companies, brands and institutions for over 20 years on their internal and external business communications. Marketing communications, corporate communications, CSR strategies and issues management are all practices with which Christiane Dirkes possesses many years of special expertise. She has managed these topics within national and international PR campaigns and projects, both from the agency and company perspective. Since 2013 Christiane Dirkes has offered her know-how under the Christiane Dirkes Communications brand. During her time as managing director at Cohn & Wolfe, Christiane Dirkes was responsible for strategic client consultancy and together with her team developed creative, sustainable and strategically sound communications concepts and PR programs – online and offline. One of her core competencies is to focus on building, protecting and vitalizing the reputations of premium brands and products, as well as international corporations.
Before joining Cohn & Wolfe Christiane Dirkes was CEO at Weber Shandwick, an international PR agency in Germany and was a member of its Worldwide Executive Committee. She was responsible for the management of all German offices in Berlin, Bonn, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich as well as the business divisions of Corporate Communications and Issues Management, Marketing Communications, Healthcare, Public Affairs and Technology. Christiane Dirkes completed her state examination at Cologne University and has taken part in numerous internal and external training programs in Europe and USA. She undertook vocational training as a systemic coach.