Maja Pawinska Sims 24 Apr 2019 // 2:21PM GMT
BERLIN — Weber Shandwick’s chief executive in Germany, Christiane Schultz, is leaving the agency she has led since 2013 to pursue other opportunities.
Schultz, who was also a member of Weber Shandwick’s EMEA strategy board, leaves the agency this Friday. She helped Weber Shandwick double its German revenue from €10m in 2012 to €20.3 million in 2017, building it into the seventh biggest agency in Germany.
She joined after 15 years with Ketchum Pleon, where she was a member of the German Executive Board and responsible for business development. Over her 17-year agency career, she has advised clients across the food and beverage, beauty, lifestyle, logistics and energy sectors, including Deutsche Bahn, Mercedes Benz Sales Germany, Deutsche Post World Net, RWE, Mars and Wrigley.
Schultz said: “I’ve been here for six years and it was a tremendous success story. We doubled in size and revenue and I needed to ask what I can achieve next. I don’t want to jump right in to something; I might stay in the agency business with a partner or an independent, but I’m taking time to make up my mind.”
In a statement, Weber Shandwick said: “Christiane Schulz will be leaving Weber Shandwick to pursue other opportunities. After six years of leading Weber Shandwick Germany and helping us grow and evolve our capabilities, she embarks on her next challenge outside of the network. We appreciate all of her contributions and wish her well.
“We are looking for a replacement and are fully committed to supporting the great work and bright future of our team in Germany. Going forward Jonas Palmqvist and Charlotte Witte will work closely with Torsten Rothaermel, Maximilian Fink, Thorsten Duess and the entire German management team in leading the business in Germany.”