Julian Geist to join CNC as partner



  • By CNC

Julian Geist, 49, will become a partner at international communications consultancy CNC on 1 March 2018. He previously worked as Executive Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe, listed in Germany’s blue-chip DAX index. A proven expert in strategic communications, capital markets transactions, public affairs and digital media, Julian Geist will significantly enhance CNC’s consulting expertise in digital communications. In addition, he will strengthen collaboration inside the consultancy group, with a special focus on CNC in London, JKL in Stockholm and Kekst in New York.

Bernhard Meising, CNC’s CEO, says:
“It is CNC’s value proposition to advise its clients comprehensively on all strategic and communications matters. There are few communicators in the corporate space who have Julian’s range of experience. For almost ten years, as EVP Communications and, later on, Public Affairs, he has shaped one of the most dynamic DAX-listed companies. His expertise and a wide network in the media, politics and the digital economy, make him a valuable partner for our clients and an ideal colleague for us. Welcome to the CNC family!”

Julian Geist says:
“A strategy is only worth its salt if it’s properly understood – by employees, journalists, capital markets and politicians. Digital networks and globalised markets offer big opportunities, but they also challenge corporations trying to reach all stakeholders rapidly and efficiently. Communications professionals need to develop effective solutions: with a clear view of companies’ needs, operational excellence and creativity. To me, that’s what defines CNC. I’m really looking forward to working with the team and our clients.”

Julian Geist was born in Munich and grew up in Brussels. He studied Law, Philosophy and English Literature in Germany, France, and the UK before starting his career at ProSiebenSat.1 in the legal department in 1995. Having worked in a variety of roles in the company, he became Executive Vice President Communications in 2009 and took on Public Affairs in 2013. In addition to his work at ProSiebenSat.1, he also served as Deputy Chairman of the Board of VPRT, the umbrella industry organisation representing 140 media and digital companies in Germany and the European Union.