Ulrike Grönefeld will take over as Head of Corporate Communications at global business process outsourcing provider arvato, where she will be in charge of internal and external communications as well as the company’s marketing and ‘corporate citizenship’ (CSR) activities in Germany, reporting directly to arvato-CEO Achim Berg.
After training as a journalist at the Westfälische Nachrichten in Münster, she gained experience in public administration – including as the press spokesperson for Cologne District President Franz-Josef Antwerpes – before joining ThyssenKrupp and moving into corporate communications. There she worked in successive management positions, among other things as Head of Press and Public Relations in charge of external representation and in-house communications for the Industrial Services business unit – the part of the company that dealt with the outsourcing of business processes. In this role, she also facilitated several change management processes. She left ThyssenKrupp to join Europe's largest mobility and logistics service provider, Deutsche Bahn, in Berlin as their Corporate Spokeswoman for Sustainability.