Leif Erichsen now serving as new corporate spokesman for Uniper SE
- On January 1, Leif Erichsen assumed responsibility for external communication and branding at Uniper SE
- Erichsen reports to Astrid Quarten, EVP Corporate Communication and Governmental Relations
- The press office team, consisting of Christine Bossak, Sabine Meixner and Georg Oppermann, remains unchanged
As of 1 January 2017, Leif Erichsen (36) became the new corporate spokesman for Uniper SE. A graduate in Political Science and an experienced editor, Erichsen succeeds Josef Nelles (58), who took early retirement at the end of 2016.
Over the last four years, Erichsen served as Head of Media & Communications as well aspress officer to the Chamber of Commerce in Berlin (IHK). During this time, he repositioned the Chamber of Commerce's brand presence and, in his capacity as editor-in-chief, he relaunched the Chamber's magazine, "Berliner Wirtschaft" (recognized as the best German chamber of commerce magazine in 2015), while also taking a more strategic and targeted approach to communication as a whole. From 2009 to 2012, Leif Erichsen served as press officer for the Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Before that, he served for two years as Head of Communications for the Association of German Airports (ADV) while also acting as policy advisor to the German Bundestag. A native of Schleswig, he is married and has two children.
Leif Erichsen will report to Astrid Quarten (45), EVP Corporate Communication and Governmental Relations at Uniper SE. Going forward, corporate communication is to have a more strategic focus, in order actively support policy issues and discussions in the energy sector.
The press office team remains unchanged, with its experienced staff consisting of Sabine Meixner and Georg Oppermann, along with Christine Bossak, who joined Uniper on July 1, 2016. Bossak previously served as press officer for financial and economic issues with the international retailer, Metro Group.
Uniper is a leading international energy company with operations in more than 40 countries and around 13,000 employees. Uniper’s business is to provide a reliable supply of energy and related services. Its main operations include power generation in Europe and Russia and global energy trading. Its headquarters are in Düsseldorf, Germany.