Claudia Herkert-Derungs becomes Head of Marketing & Education at Zurich Zoo

On November 1, 2022, Claudia Herkert-Derungs will take over the Marketing & Education division. She succeeds Markus Rege, who is retiring early.

Goes: Markus Rege. Comes: Claudia Herkert-Derungs.

In her new role, Claudia Herkert-Derungs will become part of the management team and report to Zoo Director Dr. Severin Dressen.

Claudia Herkert-Derungs is currently self-employed in consulting and coaching in communication and marketing strategy for brands, products, organizations and transformation processes.

Prior to that, she held the position of Director of Marketing, Sales and PR at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz as a member of the Executive Board, as well as various marketing management positions at Kuoni Reisen AG over many years. Her further education in adult education completes her profile and makes her the perfect choice as Head of Marketing & Education at Zurich Zoo.

Fascination for the zoo

Claudia Herkert-Derungs is looking forward to her new tasks: "Since my first job at Scuol Tourism as a guest service representative, I have been passionate about working in the service industry. This enthusiasm has not changed. Coupled with my personal fascination for Zurich Zoo, its excellent image and its worldwide commitment to nature conservation, it quickly became clear to me that this employer could be the right fit for my next professional challenge."

The previous Head of Marketing & Education Markus Rege is leaving Zurich Zoo after 14 years. He is retiring. We would like to thank him for his valuable work and his enormous commitment. However, we will not let Markus Rege go completely. He will continue to work on a project basis as a consultant in the fundraising area.

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