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Brunswick Group announces leadership changes in Europe

Brunswick Group, the global advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations, today announced that Janos Goenczoel has been appointed European Managing Partner. Fiona Claire Littig, a Partner in Brunswick’s Munich office, has been appointed Munich Office Head.

Janos will sit on Brunswick’s Group Management Committee and report to Brunswick CEO Neal Wolin. He will continue to advise German, European and international clients on a range of critical issues, as well as lead the growth, strategy and operations of the firm’s European business. Until his appointment as European Managing Partner, Janos led the firm’s Munich Office and was co-lead of its business in Germany. His leadership capabilities and experience advising clients across multiple sectors and geographies position him well to lead the next phase of Brunswick’s growth in Europe.

Fiona Claire Littig, who joined Brunswick in 2001 and helped build the firm’s Frankfurt and Munich offices, will oversee the growth and development of Brunswick’s business in Munich, as well as continue to advise clients on a range of different issues.

Chief Executive Officer, Neal Wolin said: “I am delighted that Janos has agreed to take on the role of European Managing Partner. His significant experience advising clients on a range of important issues, and his natural leadership capabilities, mean he is well placed to lead our growing European business. Fiona Claire Littig, who has advised many different clients across sectors, and has been essential to the growth of our German business, will be of enormous value as we grow and strengthen our business in Munich. I am looking forward to working closely with them.”

Janos Goenczoel, European Managing Partner, said: “I am honored and very excited about this new role. Our European business has performed strongly over the last few years and has enormous potential for further growth. We have outstanding colleagues in every European office, and I look forward to working with them closely.”

About Janos Goenczoel

Janos has more than 30 years of experience helping companies in critical situations and has advised on, among other things, M&A, crises, restructuring, litigation and corporate and CEO positioning. He joined Brunswick in 2010 and established the Munich office in 2011. Before joining Brunswick, Janos was Global Head of Corporate Communications at Siemens; Chairman, European Practices at Weber Shandwick and CEO and Chairman of BSMG Worldwide Germany. He also established and sold his own corporate communications firm, which grew to become the fourth-largest independent communications agency in Germany. Janos studied Law at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich and at the Sorbonne in Paris.

About Fiona Claire Littig

Fiona joined Brunswick in 2001 when she helped to establish Brunswick’s first German office in Frankfurt. She later went on to help establish Brunswick’s Munich office in 2011. In her time at Brunswick she has advised clients on a wide range of business-critical situations and has extensive experience advising on M&A, restructuring, crisis and corporate positioning, with a special focus on the life sciences and chemicals sectors. Fiona is also part of Brunswick’s global cyber team and has significant expertise advising international clients on cyber related issues. Prior to joining Brunswick Fiona worked for another large communications agency. She is a Certified Investor Relations Officer (CIRO) and holds a Master’s degree from Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany/Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France.

About Brunswick Group

Brunswick Group LLP is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is an organically grown, private partnership with 23 offices around the world. In Europe, Brunswick has offices in Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan, Munich, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna. It advises some of the largest European companies locally and internationally on business-critical issues. For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.

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Helen James

Chief Operating Officer, Brunswick

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Stephan Buerklin

Associate, Munich

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