Florian Kier becomes CFO of Dentsu Austria

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Dentsu Austria appoints Florian Kier as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Austria. With effect from 1 July 2021, he is the new CFO Austria and in this role is responsible for the commercial area of Dentsu and, together with the existing management team around CEO Jakob Schönherr, will continue to drive forward the business development of the communications network.

Florian Kier has been working in different management positions in the finance area of dentsu for 7 years. Initially in the combined AT-CH team, he later moved to Zurich and took over the management of the Swiss finance team. In the course of this activity, the transformation and standardisation of processes was driven forward, and a shared service centre organisation for the Swiss market was established.

Florian Kier succeeds Marcus Andriessen, who also takes on a new role on 1st of July and becomes Chief Financial Officer for dentsu in Switzerland and the CXM Service Line (Customer Experience Management) at DACH level.

Jakob Schönherr, CEO dentsu austria, says: "Florian is an outstanding financial expert who possesses all the relevant skills that are important to successfully drive the business forward in a highly transformative environment. I am very much looking forward to working with him. Furthermore, I am delighted that we will continue to have Marcus Andriessen as a colleague close to us. I congratulate him on his new role and would like to thank him sincerely for his excellent work over the past months!"

"The reorientation and focus of dentsu austria on the three service lines Media, CXM and Creative offers a great opportunity to set strong impulses for the Austrian market together with the new board colleagues and to take a leading role in the transformation here. I am pleased to be able to optimally contribute my many years of experience in dentsu in my new position," says Florian Kier, CFO of dentsu austria.