Mike Peter Schweitzer is taking over as Head of Corporate Communication at Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen on 1 May 2017.
The 42-year old holder of a degree in political science will be responsible for external and internal communication and will act as the bank's press spokesperson. He is assuming this role from Wolfgang Kuß, who is entering retirement. Schweitzer will report to Dr. Sven Matthiesen, the General Manager of Helaba's Central Staff & Group Strategy Division.
"Mr Schweitzer is a communications professional with a wealth of experience in many different sectors and we are honoured to have him on board. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mr Kuß, who has played a leading role in successfully shaping Corporate Communication at our bank for almost 25 years", commented Herbert Hans Grüntker, the Chairman of Helaba's Board of Managing Directors, on the new appointment.
Schweitzer joins Helaba from the operator of Frankfurt Airport, Fraport AG, where he has been managing the press department as well as the Group's social media communication since 2011. The PR expert brings more than 17 years of professional experience in the communication industry with him and specialises in strategic corporate communication as well as digital public and media relations.