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„It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently,“ said Warren Buffett once. It is still true in this digital age, maybe even more so. A good reputation, that withstands difficult times and is resilient in a crisis, is vital and a good investment. We advise leaders in the areas of strategic positioning, messaging and thought leadership. Westermann Advisors specializes in Reputation Management, Crisis Prevention, Crisis Communication, Litigation PR and Executive Communication. Clients want hands-on experience delivered by experienced advisors who understand their business, their mission and their goals. 

Rainer Westermann has a wealth of experience in Germany, Canada and the USA, providing counsel on how to build, improve and protect corporate reputation. He is an experienced entrepreneur, corporate executive and advisor to senior management. Repeatedly exchanging the perspective of an external consultant with that of an in-house decision maker and corporate executive gives him invaluable insight. In 2017, the members of the Crisis Protection Network (CPN), Zurich, elected him President. This exclusive association of experienced crisis communicators, adds international reach and brand expertise to Westermann Advisors. 

Rainer was global head of communications at Infineon Technologies, a German DAX 30 corporation, with responsibility for the corporate brand, internal and external communications, as well as government relations. He was a Member of the Management Board of LHS Group, a NASDAQ and Neuer Markt traded software company based in the USA. For LHS he acted as the corporate spokesperson towards the global investment community and the media. During the takeover by Sema Group, he handled investor relations and proxy solicitation. 

As CEO Germany, he restructured and rebuilt Burson-Marsteller, a respected brand in communications consulting. While in Toronto, he built a successful corporate communications and investor relations practice for Fleishman-Hillard Canada. Rainer started his own marketing communications agency in 1987, from which he founded Fleishman-Hillard Germany.

Today, Rainer serves on the Executive Education Board of the Executive Education Center at the TUM School of Management and is a lecturer at the Technical University Munich.