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Kathrin Zabel joins BOLDT as a Partner in Berlin

Kathrin Zabel will be based in Berlin and focused on increasing the firm’s public affairs presence in Germany and the larger DACH region. 

BERLIN BOLDT, the pan-European business strategy and communications consultancy, today announced the appointment of Kathrin Zabel as a Partner in the BOLDT’s Berlin office. In addition to working with existing clients, Kathrin will focus on increasing the firm’s public affairs presence in Berlin and the larger DACH region.

Kathrin brings decades of experience to BOLDT having previously served in several senior positions in Germany. She began her career in the first Brandenburg state government and later worked as a press spokeswoman for Lotto Brandenburg and Deutsche Post AG. In 2001, she joined the representative office of Deutsche Post DHL where she was responsible for lobbying for more than 15 years, most recently serving as deputy head of the office. Since 2017 Kathrin has been working as a freelance consultant in strategy, communications and public affairs. 

She is also a lecturer at Quadriga University and the German Academy for Public Relations. She also serves as honorary Chairwoman of Netzwerk Public Affairs e.V., an association of leading public affairs professionals.


Key Quotes:

Jeremy Galbraith, BOLDT Managing Partner, Brussels: “Today’s announcement is an important milestone for BOLDT, as we look to expand our pan-European capabilities, in Berlin and beyond. Kathrin is a true public affairs professional who has expertly helped companies influence the Government in Berlin for over two decades. Given the outsised political importance of Germany in the EU she will also work closely with our team and clients in Brussels.” 

Kathrin Zabel, BOLDT Partner, Berlin: “I am very excited to join BOLDT and become part of such an experienced international team. Working together, we will bring our collective experience and expertise to best serve our European and German clients. My initial focus in Berlin will be to continue to help our clients navigate the German legislative processes with the larger DACH teams. I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

Dr Michael Kambeck, BOLDT Partner, Düsseldorf: “As the world emerges from the COVID pandemic, and with the new German government installed, we have seen increasing interest from clients in looking for effective ways to engage in Berlin and the larger DACH region. Kathrin’s wealth of knowledge and long-standing relationships in Berlin and beyond will give our current and future clients unprecedented access to help engage with the stakeholders that matter most.”  

About BOLDT:    

BOLDT is a senior-led consultancy focused on delivering business strategy, communications and stakeholder engagement to transform organisations and performance. BOLDT has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, London, Oslo and Zurich. ​BOLDT has a network of international partners which enables us to give clients support across Europe and around the world. Please visit to learn more.

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