Hannfried von Hindenburg

Senior Vice President Global Communications

Hannfried von Hindenburg

Hannfried von Hindenburg is a seasoned communications professional with over 20 years of industry expertise spanning work across Asia, the U.S. and Europe. He has held numerous positions in both academia as well as journalism, publishing on international relations issues and appearing as an on-air anchor.

Hannfried joined Elsevier in 2015 from the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, based most recently in Hong Kong where he oversaw communications for the Asian region. During his time in Hong Kong and previously in Washington, D.C., Hannfried led initiatives focused on communications strategy, social media, thought leadership, corporate brand and reputation management. Prior to joining IFC, he spent nine years with Reuters in Germany, where he held positions in e-business development, as an editor and as a print and TV reporter in business, finance and economic policy.

As a Fulbright scholar, Hannfried completed a Masters degree in European history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and earned a Ph.D. in international relations from Free University Berlin. He is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD).

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