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Martin Kothé

  • Managing Director
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    • Luisenstraße 45
    • Berlin, 10117
    • Germany
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Martin Kothé is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Berlin, Germany. His segment area is Strategic Communications. Out of the German capital, he runs FTI’s public affairs practice for Germany.

Mr. Kothé advises global and German companies and institutions on developing and executing effective strategies in their political communications and dialogue with decision makers in German politics. A veteran of more than twenty years in German politics both as a journalist and as a strategic advisor to leading politicians, Mr. Kothé ensures his clients are understood and valued by politicians and experts in government and parliament. He is called upon regularly in complex situations with the potential to cause reputational and business damage, and supports his clients in making sure their case is being heard. To this end, he relies on a network of excellent contacts in Berlin and beyond which helps him gain trustworthy intelligence in all situations.

His clients come from both the financial and industry sectors and include SAP, MasterCard, and the Transadriatic Pipeline TAP. Mr. Kothé opened up FTI’s German public affairs practice in 2010.

Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Kothé served for six years as spokesperson for former Federal President Horst Köhler and was responsible for communications and media relations of the President. From 1999 to 2004, he held the position of communications director for Germany’s liberal party, FDP. Trained as a journalist at the BBC’s World Service in London, Mr. Kothé also has many years of experience as a parliamentary correspondent and deputy head of n-tv’s capital studio, and enjoys extensive access to key political commentators and correspondents in Berlin and outside of the capital.

For several years, Mr. Kothé also worked as a lecturer at Berlin’s HTW University and in other institutions teaching journalism and public affairs.

Mr. Kothé holds a Master’s degree in contemporary history from Berlin’s Free University. His studies also took him to Montpellier/France, Freiburg University, and Michigan State University/USA.

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