Hill & Knowlton has announced the appointment of Alexander Döll as Managing Director of Hill & Knowlton (H&K) East Africa. Previously, Mr Döll was Group Manager in charge of Corporate Communications for Hill & Knowlton Netherlands. He has been with Hill & Knowlton since 2007. Mr. Döll is an all-round communications professional with broad experience in corporate, internal, and change communication, including media training. He has specific expertise in communication prior to and during organizational restructuring, crisis communications and in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Dave Robinson, CEO for Hill & Knowlton Middle East, Turkey & Africa said: “We’re very excited at Alexander Döll’s appointment as MD of H&K East Africa. Alexander takes over the business at an exciting time in its development with strong prospects for growth in one of Africa’s most dynamic and promising regions. This appointment also emphasizes Hill & Knowlton’s commitment to the African marketplace through transferring one of our leading professionals from The Netherlands to run this operation.” Bharat Thakrar, CEO of Scangroup added: “Hill & Knowlton is committed to improving the level of communications offering in its East African clients and that is why we are happy to welcome to East Africa, Alexander who will bring to the market significant experience and talent from the complex European market.” Alexander said: “I am very excited to be working with the talented and ambitious team already in place. The pioneering days are over in East Africa, the competition for both our local and international clients is getting stronger every day which makes East Africa an even more challenging and exciting place to be in at the moment. The communication challenges facing brands in East Africa are the same be it in Europe or America and therefore we are under no illusion of the significant work that needs to be done to ensure brands are communicating effectively with their customers.”
Alexander Döll speaks Dutch, English and German and holds a bachelor degree in Mass Communication and a Masters Degree in Corporate Communication. Prior to joining Hill & Knowlton, Alexander worked as Manager Communications for airport operator Schiphol Group who is active in Europe, the United States and Australia.