FRANKFURT—Hering Schuppener, a leading German public relations firm best known for its work in the financial communications arena, has hired Martin Bury as managing partner, responsible for building the firm’s corporate and public affairs business.
Bury, a former member of the German parliament, served in the Kanzleramt—the German equivalent of the White House—under Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, first as Undersecretary of State and the as Secretary of State responsible for European Affairs. He worked on several major projects including the writing of the new German takeover code in 2002 and the new corporate governance code in 2003.
More recently, he moved to Lehman Brothers to lead the company’s mergers and acquisitions business in the media, logistics and government sectors. In 2006, he joined the company’s management board.
According to chief executive Ralf Hering, Bury “will be a tremendous asset for us all, not least through his connections in Brussels.”