Susanne Marell has made her decision: from 1 October 2018, she will be Managing Director at communications agency JP│KOM, which has offices in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main.
In this role, she will be responsible for Human Resources and New Business. Marell will also be involved in the strategic management of JP│KOM, and will receive shares in the agency over the coming years.
Marell joins the agency from Edelman.ergo where, as CEO for Germany, she has overseen the firm’s transformation into an integrated communications provider over the last six years. Previous to this, Marell’s positions included Vice President of Corporate Brand Management at BASF and Vice President of Corporate Communications at the specialty chemicals company Cognis.
“We are delighted and proud that Susanne Marell has decided to join us here at JP│KOM. No doubt, she is one of the best communications managers in Germany,” says agency founder Jörg Pfannenberg. “Susanne and JP│KOM are well known for operational excellence for years now, and both our customers and employees will benefit from us working together.”
Susanne Marell has been familiar with JP│KOM for some time: “Jörg Pfannenberg and I first met almost 30 years ago at Kohtes Klewes, while Arne Borgards was my consultant during my Cognis years. I’m really excited about the opportunity to serve clients directly again at JP│KOM and to implement my vision of excellent communications. Above all, I can’t wait to work with my new colleagues to help shape the agency of the future. Now more than ever, the transformation of the market requires creative and progressive agency concepts. And last but not least, I’m looking forward to going to work every day at the beautiful Schwanenhöfe in Düsseldorf.”