Saskia Wallner is Ketchum Global Partner and CEO of Ketchum Publico in Austria. She has been with the agency for almost 20 years, taking over the operation in 2010, and leading it through a successful transformation from a traditional local agency to one of the top performing entities at Ketchum.
Saskia holds a PhD in Law and has started her career at the Austrian Constitutional Court, switching to Marketing and Communications after her Post Graduate studies in Economics and International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center. She is an expert in corporate and crisis communications as well as a regular speaker, facilitator and Ketchum University Trainer in a broad range of fields from Storytelling to Networking or Employee Engagement. As an enthusiastic family-person, she enjoys spending every minute possible with her 8 year old daughter Victoria – be it in the mountains, in Vienna’s concert halls, or traveling especially in Italy.
I recently had the pleasure of giving the commencement speech at Modul University in Vienna. In my remarks I shared three principles, which have either knowingly or unknowingly forged my career and life. I hope they resonate with both recent graduates entering the workforce, and any professional looking to invest in both their professional and […]