Farner: Andreas Richner heads Governmental Relations

As of 1 October 2016, Andreas Richner joins the management team of Farner Consulting and takes over the Governmental Relations department of the Public Affairs team.

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For clients, he is thus a polyvalent contact person and stakeholder in dealings with politics and the authorities and provides strategic advice in the increasingly challenging political and regulatory environment between Berne and Brussels. He is responsible for maintaining and expanding the dense network of contacts in the Federal Assembly, political parties, associations, the media and the administration.

This marks Andreas Richner's return to the place where his career began after several years on the client side. After studying history, political science and law, he supported Farner clients from a wide range of industries as a public affairs and crisis communications consultant from October 1996 to April 2011. Since 2004, he has been a member of Farner Consulting's management team, heading the Berne office from 2009. In parallel, he completed his Executive Diploma in "Business Law for Managers" at the University of St. Gallen.

From 2011, Andreas Richner was Head of Corporate Affairs at Nestlé Suisse, where he was responsible for relations with the authorities, associations and politicians. From October 2015, he was briefly Head of Communications & Public Affairs at energy group Alpiq in Olten. At Farner, Richner will support new and old colleagues with his many years of public affairs experience in strategic client consulting and new client business.
 

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