In-house corporate affairs news, April 2020

Here’s a round-up of recent in-house corporate affairs moves across the globe:


Ramiro Prudencio, the Executive Vice President and corporate reputation expert at BCW has joined global strategy consultancy McKinsey & Company as Global Director of Communications. He joins after 30 years at Burson-Marsteller which merged with Cohn & Wolfe in 2018 to form BCW.

Continental has hired Silke Bernhardt into the newly-created position of Head of Communications and Public Affairs of its tyres business. Bernhardt joins the German multinational business from fibre-optic cable network operator Tele Columbus, where she was Director of Corporate Communications.

North America

Warner Bros has appointed Showtime’s Johanna Fuentes to lead global communications and public affairs. Fuentes, will oversee the entertainment giant’s communications strategies and will be formally titled Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. She joins after spending a decade at Showtime.

After a year away working for a social impact start-up, Rodney Jordan is returning to McDonald’s as Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Operations, a newly created leadership role in the fast-food giant’s global communications function. He was in his previous Executive and Global Internal Communications role with McDonald’s for two and half years before his departure.

In Ontario, Marjorie Dickman from Intel has been named BlackBerry’s first Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer. Her remit will include global government relations, regulatory affairs, and public policy. She joins the company following a 16-year career with Intel, where she most recently served as Global Director and Associate General Counsel for IoT and automated driving policy.


Jessica Lee has departed Netflix’s Singapore office after four years in post as Vice President of Communications Asia-Pacific to take on communications leadership at Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a $1.5bn non-profit coalition that aims to fight plastic waste in developing countries.

In India, Deepa Dey has taken on a senior communications role with Unilever following the FMCG firm’s merger with GSK Consumer Healthcare in the region. Dey spent the past seven years as Head of Communications and CSR for GSK Consumer Healthcare across the India subcontinent. This appointment comes as part of the deal, which sees GSK brands Horlicks and Boost acquired by Unilever

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29th April 2020

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