Jürgen is the Managing Director of the Austrian PR agency „The Skills Group” (http://skills.at ), an affiliate of FleishmanHillard International Communications. His agency is amongst the leading communications consultancies in Austria.
Jürgen serves as Vice President of Austrian Public Relations Association, responsible for International Affairs and Quality Standards, and he represents Austria in the board of the International Communications Consultancy Organization, where he chairs ICCO’s international working committee on ethics and quality in PR.
He is specialized in issue management, crisis communications and high-end strategy consulting. In recent years, together with his agency team, he became internationally one of the most-awarded European PR experts and won since 2010: 5-times a SABRE Gold Award (EMEA), 4-times the 1st prize of the Austrian Best Practice Award, twice the International German PR Prize (2013, 2014), two German PR Report Awards, the Global PR award in the CSR category. In 2013 his agency received for the third time the renown Austrian State PR Award.
Jürgen is an author and co-author of several publications on online communications and E-Commerce and regularly active as lecturer on social media and mass communications.
He is married, has two kids and is a passionate scuba diver and also awarded as underwater photographer. He speaks German, English and basic Arabic.