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von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft

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Von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft (consultancy) offers tailor-made, individual strategy, economic and communication consulting for national and international companies and associations. It was founded in December 2013 by shareholders, Ole von Beust and Georg Ehrmann, (under the name “Ole von Beust Consulting”) as a legal successor to the individual consulting firm of Ole von Beust. Since then, the company has acquired two more shareholders, Sebastian Frevel and Thomas Philipp Reiter, and is active in three locations.

Von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft helps their clients position themselves in the political space and communicate their concerns accordingly. The consulting firm offers support in the articulation and implementation of their goals, as well as in the corresponding address of political decision-makers on a regional, national and EU level. Designing and implementing political campaigns in order to identify issues (agenda setting) or to support legislative processes are focal points of von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft. The core business also includes stakeholder analyses and management, the positioning of topics in daily and specialist media as well as the conception of strategic, expedient event formats.

Von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft also advises investors on the implementation of public projects. This includes activities such as: Location search and prognosis concerning the enforceability of the planned location, dialogue with the authorities, organisation of citizen participation and accompanying media relations.

One focus is the support of foreign investors and companies wanting to be established in Germany: Location selection, consultation and support in founding subsidiaries, setting up a specific network and access to the relevant stakeholders are classic fields of activity for our clients. Together with our network of tax advisers and lawyers, the perfect strategy for market entry is selected.

Based on a profound knowledge of the health system, von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft supports clients at the interface of politics and the healthcare industry with concerns of self-government, as well as in the area of medical products. The experts at von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft work closely with their clients and develop the right communication strategies together with them.

Our teams at the three locations cover all campaign and consultation tools from strategic consultation to complete service. The focus in Hamburg is on consulting the maritime economy as well as international investor support. Our office in the capital pools together all public affairs activities, taking all locations into account. In Brussels, von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft has a tight network of contacts in all of the significant European institutions. The result of this is comprehensive screening and monitoring of all relevant topics that flow into consultation and helping voices be heard, even in the difficult climate between Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxemburg.

Von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft relies on personal recommendation and only takes on new advisory mandates or submits applications for tenders when a personal consultation is guaranteed by the owner.

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von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft

  • Ole Freiherr von Beust

    Managing Partner

    Ole Freiherr von Beust

    Ole Freiherr von Beust

    Ole von Beust is a lawyer and Managing Partner at von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft. From 1993 to 2001 he was the parliamentary leader in the Hamburg Parliament and from 2001 to 2010 was the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Furthermore, he was also a member of the Federal Executive of the CDU in Germany. He continues to advise the council, currently helping the Committee on the Future. He has extensive media experience. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board at KuSBau and Senior Advisor at Equity Gate. Ole von Beust is active on various supervisory boards, for example at CH2 Contorhaus Hansestadt Hamburg AG and Box Direct. He helps the Advisory Board of Varengold Wertpapierhandelsbank AG, and brings years of experience to the Sustainability Board of ECE. His detailed knowledge of political decision-making processes and his non-partisan approach to tackling problems provide him with access to the politically relevant camps.

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  • Georg Ehrmann

    Managing Partner

    Georg Ehrmann

    Georg Ehrmann

    Georg Ehrmann is a lawyer and Managing Partner at von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft. As an Executive Consultant, he supported numerous projects of Advice Partners, an international strategy consulting agency, for two years. For 13 years, Georg Ehrmann headed an international NGO that was based in Berlin and Brussels. Prior to that he was a legal advisor for a physicians' health insurance association. As an expert in UN and EU affairs and official adviser to the Federal Government, with numerous appearances before committees in the EU Parliament, Bundestag, Joint Federal Committee, and Landtag (state parliament), and as an expert in committees of inquiry, he has extensive experience in specific legislative procedures and political lobbying, especially with regards to healthcare. Through his appearances on nearly all media formats, TV, print and radio, he is also familiar with the "other" side of the fence, which is an important building block for assessing the success of public affairs measures. In addition to the implementation of interests of associations and companies, crisis prevention and communication have become two of his focal points due to his years of experience and advisory activities. He is also an assistant lecturer at the Fresenius Hochschule Hamburg.  Not only does he help clients in the healthcare industry, but he is also currently supervising an industry initiative to help implement the EU Directive Clean Power for Transport on behalf of BMVI, and is thus in regular contact with the responsible federal ministries.

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  • Sebastian Frevel

    Managing Partner

    Sebastian Frevel

    Sebastian Frevel

    Sebastian Frevel is Managing Partner of von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft. An expert in corporate and public affairs, he has been advising companies and associations since 2004 and specialises in strategic representation of interests, political business reputation and stakeholder management. Another core focus of his work is organisational consultancy for associations and companies, for example, founding of an association, establishment of a representative office in the capital and public affairs structures in corporate groups.

    Previously, he was responsible for the public affairs portfolio of Advicepartners GmbH as its Managing Director - a business consultancy for strategy and communications management in Berlin. Sebastian Frevel has developed various political communications strategies for businesses and associations and has supported numerous legislative processes, predominantly concerning economic, environmental and consumer policies. He has many years of industry expertise in the industrial, retail, consumer goods, leisure and entertainment, and payment sectors. The political scientist has been an assistant lecturer in public affairs at the Quadriga Hochschule Berlin since 2013.

    He is, among other things, a member of de'ge'pol – the German Association of Political Consultants (‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikberatung e.V.’) and the Society for the Study of Structural Political Issues (‘Gesellschaft zum Studium strukturpolitischer Fragen e.V.’) as well as founder of the ‘Hintergrundkreis’ (a select behind-the-scenes discussion group involving politicians and journalists) #Kabinett.

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  • Tessa Rodewaldt

    Head of the Main Office

    Tessa Rodewaldt

    Tessa Rodewaldt

    Tessa Rodewaldt (M.A., M.Sc.) is a political scientist and the Head of the Main Office of von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft. She studied at the University of Tübingen and the University of California at Berkeley as well as at the London School of Economics.

    She entered the professional world as an advisor to a member of the British House of Commons. She has more than ten years of experience in strategic policy consulting and in working together with companies, associations and NGOs as well as with political decision-makers at the state, federal, and EU levels. Before that, she was responsible for working with international companies from the logistics and IT industries for a Berlin-based consulting agency and worked for one of the leading German healthcare companies as a lobbyist.

    She worked for one of the leading public affairs agencies in London until 2009, where she was primarily responsible for mandates from the energy, water and technology sectors. Due to her extensive consultancy work, her strengths lie mainly in the development and implementation of effective political communication programs, strategy analysis, and the establishment and management of alliances/coalitions.

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  • Thomas Philipp Reiter

    Managing Partner European Affairs

    Thomas Philipp Reiter

    Thomas Philipp Reiter

    Thomas Philipp Reiter is an economist (M.A.) and a trained journalist. He is a Co-partner at von Beust & Coll. and is responsible for the Brussels office.

    Since 1997, he has worked as a PR and policy consultant for internationally active clients such as AOL, DaimlerChrysler, Samsung, and in various international communications agencies, including the American-French Havas Group. He was co-founder and managing partner of the first German public affairs agency POLIS, press speaker for the telecommunication company Talkline / Tele Danmark and partner of the oldest German PR agency, Leipziger & Partner.

    From 2003 to 2008, he headed the Press and Public Relations Department of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture and later became Press Secretary of the Lower Saxony CDU under Prime Minister Christian Wulff (2010-2012 Federal President). As an assistant lecturer for political communication at various universities, he published numerous professional publications and imparted knowledge gained from years of public affairs experience to students.

    From 2012 to 2014, Reiter was active in the European Parliament as a Press Officer for Berlin and Brandenburg in the German delegation of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group. Since then, he has been advising German and international government institutions in their dealings with the European institutions in Brussels. His specialties are regulated markets and infrastructure projects.

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  • Tugce Basduran

    Associate

    Tugce Basduran

    Tugce Basduran

    Tugce Basduran is an economic sociologist (M.A.) and has been an Associate in the team of von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft since 2016. From the initial organization of a project to campaign management, she supports consulting projects in the health care and shipping industries as well as in digital parking space management. Tugce Basduran holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Science and a Master of Arts in Economic Sociology, focusing on financial markets and financial crises.

    Before joining von Beust & Coll. as an Associate, Tugce Basduran worked for well-known advertising agencies, one of which was Philipp und Keuntje. In addition, she has many years of experience in the media sector. Most recently, she was responsible for one of the world's leading statistics portals, where she was responsible for the research and editorial preparation of statistical data concerning the DACH region.

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  • Nicolai Jasper Kubbig

    Assistant to the Management Board

    Nicolai Jasper Kubbig

    Nicolai Jasper Kubbig

    Nicolai Kubbig supports the Management Board in terms of content and administration in the carrying out of its tasks. He studied Political and Administrative Sciences and International Relations at the Zeppelin University on Lake Constance. Nicolai Kubbig had internships in the Hessian Landtag (state parliament), the German Bundestag, at Advicepartners GmbH - Corporate Consulting for Strategy and Communication Management as well as at the Berlin-based Metro Group in the field of corporate public policy. In addition, he was able to gain further practical experience at the German Embassy in Washington D.C. as well as at Hering Schuppener Consulting Corporate Affairs & Public Strategies in Brussels. He currently holds a Masters in Political Science from the University of Potsdam. 

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  • David Lommatzsch

    Consultant

    David Lommatzsch

    David Lommatzsch

    David Lommatzsch (M.A.) has been a consultant for economic, financial and consumer policies at von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft since 2017. He advises companies and associations on political positioning and organizes the representation of their interests in legislative processes. As a public affairs specialist, he focuses on political strategy advice, targeted information management, and exchange with political decision-makers. As Acting Managing Director, he is heading the work of the association for a client in the digital leisure entertainment industry.

    Before joining von Beust & Coll., David Lommatzsch was an analyst at the strategy and communication consultancy, Advicepartners GmbH. He was responsible for clients from the leisure, consumer goods and payment services industries. He accompanied and supported the legislative process at the EU, federal and state levels for these clients. He also organized the successful creation of an interest group as well as its political positioning.

    David Lommatzsch studied Political Science and European Studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and earned his Master of Arts in Political Economics in Berlin.

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  • Ines Ulfik

    Office Management

    Ines Ulfik

    Ines Ulfik

    Ines Ulfik has been supporting Ole von Beust's consultancy firm since 2011, particularly in the areas of accounting and office management. Furthermore, Ines Ulfik helps manage strategic alliances when dealing with questions of accounting, and has performed services for the Maritimen LNG Plattform e.V. and the smartparking-Platform e.V. (since its founding). She is a trained lawyer and notary clerk and has also worked for the law offices of von Beust Rechtsanwälte since 2008. 

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  • Cvetelina Todorova

    Beraterin

    Cvetelina Todorova

    Cvetelina Todorova

    Cvetelina Todorova ist seit Oktober 2017 Beraterin bei der von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft. Sie unterstützt Unternehmen und Verbände aus dem Finanzdienstleistungs- und FinTech-Bereich bei der Gestaltung und Umsetzung ihrer politischen Strategien. Zudem befasst sie sich mit Fragen des Groß- und Einzelhandels und begleitet einschlägige Mandanten bei der strategischen Ausrichtung ihrer Tätigkeit.

    Von 2012 bis 2016 positionierte sie die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung zu finanz- und wirtschaftspolitischen Fragen. Wesentlicher Fokus ihrer Arbeit lag auf dem politischen Framing aktueller Debatten.

    Ende 2016 gründete sie das internationale Mentoring Programm WEMENTORY, welches geflüchtete Frauen sowie Frauen in prekären Lebenslagen auf dem Weg ins Berufsleben unterstützt und begleitet. Zudem verantwortete sie die operativen und finanzbezogenen Prozesse in dem Start-up Unternehmen „The Roots Initiative“.

    Cvetelina Todorova ist Volkswirtin der Freiburger Schule, sie hält wirtschaftspolitische Seminare und Workshops für verschiedene Auftraggeber der politischen Bildung, Unternehmen und Institutionen.

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Selected Credentials

Our customers, coming from the most diverse branches, appreciate discreet handling, therefore we normally do not publish any credentials. The selected projects are public and present a small excerpt of our work.

Maritime LNG Plattform (Maritime LNG Platform)

Von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft conceptualized and founded the “Maritime LNG Plattform“ and was assigned the management and the further setup. The goal of this coalition of meanwhile more than 80 international industrial companies, ship owners, harbors, and campaign groups is to create framework conditions for the market introduction of LNG (liquefied natural gas) within the meaning of the mobility- and fuel strategy of the Federal Government as well as actively co-creating the corresponding EU campaign in Berlin and Brussels and this way reaching modern and ecological responsible transport chains. Currently the platform develops on behalf of the federal ministry of transport and infrastructure the foundation for the implementation of the EU guideline Clean Power for Transport and the perpetuation of the mobility- and fuel strategy.

Click here for more info www.lng-info.de

Smartparking - Platform e.V. Initiative for digital parking management

Von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft, together with the management of the Smartparking platform, was commissioned with the parking management in German cities. All mobile payment system providers are represented in the platform. Both communities and citizens benefit from the open and cross-competition platform. Cities and communities are thus introduced to the topic of digital payment systems and supported with the introduction of efficient and people-oriented solutions for cashless payment of parking fees. Von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft is able to fall back on many years of local political expertise in this regard.

You can find more information at www.smartparking.de

RSA Allianz

Von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft co-designed the “RSA Allianz” alliance, which spans all kinds of insurance providers, and since then has been leading the political communication strategy of the alliance. In doing so, awareness is created for the general need for reform of the Morbi-RSA (morbidity-based risk structure compensation) with relevant decision makers and stakeholders in health policy and in the healthcare industry, science and in the professional public. The political goal of the alliance partner is to change finance flows within statutory health insurance in the mid and the long term and to enable fair competition again. The activities here are aimed at the upcoming reform of healthcare in the new legislative period.

You can find more information at www.rsa-allianz.de