Christine Graeff

Christine Graeff

Christine Graeff is director general of communications at the European Central Bank, where she has led communications since 2013. She is also in charge of the communications strategy she set up in 2014 for the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the new European banking supervisor.

Before her move to the public sector, Christine worked from 2001 to 2012 for strategic communications firm Brunswick, where, as founding partner, she established and developed the group’s German business.

Prior to that, she was at Burson-Marsteller in London for two years. Christine serves on the board of TalentNomics, a non-profit organisation supporting and empowering women in leadership. She also serves on the board of trustees of the Frankfurt Opera and on the advisory board of the Global Teacher Prize.

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