Christian Koenig, Atlanta

Christian Koenig is founder of KOENIG Communications, an Atlanta-based communications consultancy. He has helped manage dozens of incidents and crisis situations around the globe, including diesel emission and reputation issues, corporate restructurings, reductions in force, product recalls and large plant fires.

Christian has held senior communications roles in a number of industries. He led Public Relations for Porsche Cars North America with oversight for product, corporate and crisis communications. Prior to that appointment, he directed crisis communications, media and government relations for ThyssenKrupp companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and founded the Group’s Washington office. Christian joined ThyssenKrupp, a global materials and technology conglomerate, as Group spokesperson. Previously, he was senior corporate affairs manager at Reemtsma, the world’s fourth-largest cigarette manufacturer, and issues manager for Shell Germany.