Johannes Heuser joins as new Head of Public Affairs for Germany

Grayling announces the appointment of Johannes Heuser as Head of Public Affairs for Germany. Johannes will lead the growth and development of the Public Affairs Team, oversee day-to-day operations, and drive further integration with the European network.

Heuser has vast experience in strategic consulting of companies and organisations in the healthcare, chemicals, transport, energy, and digital sectors. As part of the Grayling network, Heuser will also act as the first point of contact for all public affairs related issues in Germany.

“We are delighted to welcome Johannes Heuser. It has never been more important for clients to be able to rely on expert advisors, and Johannes’ appointment underlines our commitment to delivering the highest quality of counsel in Germany. With Johannes in place, we have strengthened our German offer to deliver integrated public affairs advice across jurisdictions and he joins Nicole Heyder as a further experienced leader in Berlin to head our excellent team of consultants”, said Richard Jukes, Global CEO of Grayling.

“I am delighted to be joining such a renowned company, to further expand its public affairs offering in Germany with the full force of the international Grayling network behind me. Today, companies and organisations are affected more than ever by regulation, stakeholder demands, societal trends and political decisions. Managing politics and stakeholders requires a strategic approach, and we have the agility as well as the international reach to perform integrated services to our clients across the globe,” said Heuser.

Heuser is based in Berlin and is the Head of Public Affairs of both Grayling Germany and Advice Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grayling since its acquisition in June 2022. Advice Partners is a strategy and communications consultancy offering public affairs services at the interface of politics, business and society, as well as support in crisis prevention, acute crisis consulting and reputation management.