BERLIN—Pleon has launched a new energy practice and appointed new leadership in its public affairs practice. Cornelius Winter will be stepping down as head of Pleon public affairs to focus on running Pleon’s Berlin and Brussels operations. Peter Lochbihler in Brussels and Bettina Göthel in Germany will take over from Winter.
Pleon’s new energy practice will be headed by René Mono, based in Berlin. He will lead a European-wide team of communications experts addressing both the political and communications issues around rising energy prices, the approaching peak of oil, nuclear renaissance vs. nuclear phase-out, disputes over how to combat climate change and the uncertainty around appropriate alternative energy sources.
Mono has been with Pleon since 2004 and brings expertise in the areas of energy, climate policy, environmental regulation, transport and logistics, water management and public services.
“In recent years the energy markets have evolved into the pivotal branch of the European economy,” says Tim de Boer, head of European practices at Pleon. “That's why energy companies strongly need communication solutions that cover the challenges arising from these developments. Climate change is only the most striking example in this context."