Fouad Hamdan new head of PR at Deutsche Post World NetBonn, 11/03/2004, 10:30 AM CET
Fouad Hamdan (45), until now head of Communications at Greenpeace in Germany, will on 1 January 2005 become head of Public Relations at Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), in what is a newly created department.
He will be mainly responsible for communication strategy analysis, issue management, media monitoring, information tools for external stakeholders like internet as well as PR campaigns and events.
Hamdan will report to the Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, professor Manfred Harnischfeger. This department already includes the three units Internal Communications, Media Relations as well as Advertising and Brand Leadership.
Fouad Hamdan was born in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, his mother German and father Lebanese. He grew up in Lebanon during the civil war. Having completed his education at the German School in Beirut he left the country in 1981 to study politics and history of economics at Hamburg University.
With a masters degree in politics he began his professional career at the German Press Agency (dpa), where he underwent practical training from 1987 to 1988 and worked until 1992 as a specialist for the Middle East and Islamic world, a correspondent in Egypt and head of the Arabian Gulf office in Bahrain.
In 1992 Hamdan moved to Greenpeace in Germany to work as a press officer. From 1995 to 1999 he built up Greenpeace's office in Beirut. In 1999 he returned to Greenpeace's German headquarters in Hamburg and took over as head of its communications department.