Hartmut Vennen is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting and is based in Frankfurt. He leads the Corporate Reputation practice in Germany.
For more than 25 years, Mr. Vennen has successfully advised clients on all aspects of communications in both critical crisis and transformation situations, helping them enhance and protect their reputation and achieve their business ambitions. Mr. Vennen is a recognized sector specialist in healthcare, life sciences and chemicals.
Mr. Vennen’s particular focus is on reputational risk and includes all aspects of communications in high-level crisis situations, legal disputes (litigation, prosecution, international arbitration, product liability and product recalls) and compliance related issues (competition, anti-trust, data and cybersecurity, money laundering or corruption/FCPA-related issues).
Mr. Vennen supports companies and organizations in large-scale transformation and change programs. Typical situations include performance and efficiency improvements (supply chain restructurings, business process outsourcing, manufacturing footprint optimizations), restructurings (site closures, lay-offs), cultural change (compliance and integrity improvements) or post-merger integration projects. He also advises international organizations on communications governance issues.
Mr. Vennen regularly leads cross-border projects spanning several jurisdictions and often addresses a broad spectrum of relevant stakeholders internally (leadership, employees and employee representatives) as well as externally (customers, suppliers, unions and politicians).
Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Vennen was a Partner at an international communications advisory firm and held senior international communication functions at Merck KGaA, Clariant and Hoechst. Mr. Vennen holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from RWTH Aachen University of Technology and is a certified Prosci® Change Management Practitioner.