Oliver Aust – Managing Director and Owner
Oliver Aust has almost twenty years’ experience in corporate communications and public affairs, gained in senior positions in London, Brussels, and Berlin. He has long-standing experience in advising C-level executives and senior communicators of global blue chip companies and political organisations in all areas of reputation management and public affairs. He has frequently been at the frontline of some of the most high-profile reputational challenges in Europe and he can draw on his personal experience of hundreds of media interviews as chief communicator for a publicly listed company, including many flagship programmes such as the BBC’s Today programme and Germany’s main TV news programme, Tagesschau.
Until 2010, Aust was in charge of communications and public affairs at easyJet in London where he led an international team and a network of 20+ PR agencies. Under his leadership, easyJet became a leading force in corporate communications and PA across Europe.
In his previous role, he was responsible for European transport policy at General Motors’ EU office in Brussels. He started his career as a public affairs consultant at Hill & Knowlton’s Brussels office.
Oliver Aust is bilingual in English and German, having spent ten years in London and four years in Brussels. He holds a Master’s degree in political science from the London School of Economics.
Bettina Hausmann – Senior Advisor
Bettina Hausmann has twenty years’ experience in advising high-level corporate and public clients in communications. Since 2012, she has been focusing on executive training and coaching as a qualified executive coach. Bettina has developed and delivered training sessions for organisations and executives at many different global companies and in a wide variety of sectors.
She has rehearsed with executives prior to BBC Hard Talk and similar flagship television programmes, coached national ministers prior to interviews, and simulated crisis situations with leadership teams of blue chip companies.
Bettina learned much of her trade at Hill & Knowlton, where she worked as Director from 2003 to 2012.
Prior positions in public policy enable her to communicate on complex subject matters at the highest level. In the mid-1990s, she worked as an independent consultant and speechwriter for the German Federal Chancellery. She also has in-house experience with the European Commission. She is based in Brussels.
Yves Panneels – Senior Advisor
Yves Paneels is one of the leading communications advisors for the Benelux countries, specialising in media relations, crisis communications and reputation management. Based in Brussels, Yves is a former head of communications for Virgin Express and a former spokesperson for Belgium’s national airline Sabena. A former guest lecturer at the International School of Protocol and Diplomacy in Brussels, he wrote ‘Protocol Praktisch’, the ultimate protocol guide in Belgium for PR consultants and event organisers.
Amy Pradell – Head of Berlin Office
Amy Pradell specialises in international and strategic communications and has over ten years of experience in the field. She has executed numerous communication campaigns for clients in Germany and the US, from start-ups to DAX-30 companies and government ministries. Before joining Eo Ipso, she worked at the Berlin office of an international communications agency. She is an English native speaker and has excellent language skills in German. She studied at Berkeley and in Berlin.
Vincent Wolff – Consultant
Vincent Wolff advises clients in corporate and political communications with an additional focus on digital media strategies and social media campaigns. Previously he worked for one of the leading international digital communications agencies in London, where he devised and implemented digital campaigns. Among others, he helped ensure that Emmanuel Macron could ramp up his digital game to win the French election. Vincent Wolff is a German native speaker and has an excellent command of English. Having lived in Latin America for a couple of years, he also has an excellent command of Spanish. Wolff holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Oxford University (MPP).
Lena Carlson – Consultant
Lena Carlson advises clients in social media and digital campaigning. Prior to joining Eo Ipso, she worked with multinational corporations such as Deutsche Telekom and Bentley Systems and advised startups concerning their digital communications in an international context. At Deutsche Telekom she was an integral part of the communications team for hub:raum, Deutsche Telekom’s startup incubator. She also worked as a social media strategist and internal communications expert for immmr, one of Telekom’s innovation projects. Hailing from Australia, Lena holds a degree in Business Management and Journalism from the University of Queensland. She also studied at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.
Sierra Stalcup – Account Executive
Sierra Stalcup focuses on corporate communications and international media relations. Before joining Eo Ipso’s Berlin team, she worked for a renowned corporate communications agency in San Francisco, where she gained valuable experience in corporate communications for a variety of global clients. She is an English native speaker with a very good command of German and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tabea Georgi – Account Executive
Tabea Georgi works in media relations and before joining Eo Ipso gained experience working for German companies, NGOs and broadcaster Deutsche Welle. In addition, she has some previous experience in working with the EU institutions and the German Foreign Ministry. She is fluent in French and English.
Ariane Coulombe – Account Executive
Ariane Coulombe focuses on government relations and international media relations. She is an English and French native speaker and has previously worked as a researcher for NGOs and leading Canadian research institutions. She also contributed as a freelancer to different online media outlets in Berlin. Having lived in Germany and Switzerland for several years, she has an excellent command of German as well as Spanish. Hailing from Canada, she holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Ottawa.
Céline Van den Rul – Account Executive
Céline Van den Rul focuses on corporate communications and international media relations. Before joining Eo Ipso, she worked in management consulting, public affairs and communications for clients ranging from the European Commission to leading philanthropies and a national government. Working for a renowned British communications agency, she was able to develop valuable media skills by supporting their clients’ international PR strategies. Originally from Brussels, as well as having lived in London, Berlin and New York, she is a French native speaker and has an excellent command of English and German. She holds a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from King’s College London.
Eo Ipso Communications is part of a network of leading communications consultancies, including:
Denmark: Friday (contact: Claus Bendsen)
Finland: Drum (contact: Tero Kekki)
Sweden & Norway: Agency (contact: Niclas Lövkvist)
Switzerland: Maresch (contact: Bernd Maresch)