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Financial expert Annette Matzke becomes partner at Communicators

The experienced communications expert Annette Matzke is the new partner at Communicators. On 1 February 2023, she took over the responsibilities of Christian Weber and together with Peter Manhart, she will lead the finance team into the future.
Annette Matzke, Partner, Communicators

The Swiss communications agency Communicators is reorganising its finance team. Annette Matzke took over from Christian Weber on 1 February 2023. Christian Weber founded the agency's finance arm together with Ralph Spillmann more than 20 years ago. At the same time as Christian Weber, Ralph Spillmann is also retiring from the company. Ralph Spillmann already handed over his operational responsibility to former business and finance editor Peter Manhart three years ago, but remained active on the board of directors.

"With Annette Matzke, we have been able to gain a proven and internationally experienced communications expert as a partner. Together with Peter Manhart, she will expand the existing lines of business in Switzerland and now also in Germany," says Christian Weber. He is pleased about the successful succession arrangement.

"I am very happy to take over from Christian Weber. Together with Ralph Spillmann, he has built an extremely renowned agency that has been one of the leading communication addresses in the financial sector for years. Thanks to my professional experience and my broad network, I am confident that I will be able to expand existing mandates in Germany as well as in Switzerland and win new ones," says Annette Matzke.

Expertise on the company and agency side
Annette Matzke has been working in the communications industry for more than twenty years, both on the corporate and agency side. She was head of media relations for Germany, Switzerland and Austria at the global asset manager Fidelity International, was press spokesperson at DWS and was responsible for the marketing of the ChemiePensionsfonds, a pension fund for company pensions in the chemical industry in Germany. On the agency side, she worked as a consultant for international communication agencies such as Instinctif Partners and GolinHarris.

Annette Matzke graduated in business administration from the University of Cologne and recently trained as a Certified Investor Relations Officer (CIRO/DIRK). In addition, she completed the course "Social Media Manager" at the TH Cologne and the training as a PR consultant at the BAW Munich.

Communicators is one of the leading communications agencies in Switzerland. It is mainly active in the areas of organisational communication, public affairs, financial communication and investor relations. It covers all communication services such as strategic consulting, corporate publishing, content marketing, media relations, crisis and change management communication and campaigning.

Published on 07. February 2023