The managing director of Kienbaum will be Head of Communications and HR at Go-Ahead Deutschland

Berlin, 29.6.17 – On the 1 July 2017, Erik Bethkenhagen (49) will transfer from Kienbaum to the German subsidiary of the British transport company Go-Ahead as the Head of Communication/HR and Marketing. He will be responsible in the future for all marketing and communication activities, as well as for Human Resources Management.

Erik Bethkenhagen worked in staff and management consulting at Kienbaum Consultants International for around 17 years. Up until 2015, he was the director of the company’s communication and thus responsible for the PR and marketing activities of the Kienbaum Group. Most recently, he was the managing director of Kienbaum Communications GmbH. The agency is specialised in HR topics and has around 40 employees. Erik Bethkenhagen was also a member of the Group Management Board. “We consider transparent communication and intelligent staff management to be naturally closely-related, and they are the foundations of our success. Combining these in one location is therefore an important step. Erik Bethkenhagen has a high level of expertise in both fields and will provide an important contribution to this, acquire top employees for us, and provide a great working environment for all of our employees,” says Stefan Krispin, CEO of Go-Ahead.

“I’m very much looking forward to the challenge at Go-Ahead Deutschland. The company unites the assets of a successful global player with the agility of a modern start-up. Our objective is to set standards, not just in things regarding modern mobility, but also as an appealing employer that focuses on their employees,” says Bethkenhagen.

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