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2018 Corporate Communications & Public Relations Judging Committee


Elke NeujahrDr. Elke Neujahr, Managing Director
comm:up Kommunikation & Management GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany

Elke has been co-owner of comm:up Communications & Management in Düsseldorf since 2004. The company advises global companies, family enterprises, and associations in corporate communications. Its main consulting areas are change communications, top executive coaching, crisis management, and corporate reputation.
   Previously, Elke had been working as managing partner of KetchumPleon where she was COO of the holding company and CEO of its PR agency with 650 employees. Before she entered the advisory business, Elke was a communications expert and spokesperson for different companies.
   Elke has published several books and is a lecturer at the University of Bremen.
   She is also aSenior Advisor of DKMS (German Blood Cancer Society) and DKMS Life. Elke has a PhD in Communications Sciences, and has completed her train-the-trainer und coach-the-coach education.
   On her appointment as Chair of the Public Relations Awards Judging Committee, Elke commented: “One of the most professional awards starts again! Good luck to all contestants in The 2018 International Business Awards. The judging committee will do its very best.”