March 5, MADRID – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has added two new leaders to its Corporate and Crisis team: Viviana Millan in Madrid and Mireia Sáenz de Buruaga Saelices in Barcelona.
“I’m excited to be a part of H+K Spain as they are helping to redefine public relations in the country,” said Millan. “They have many great clients and I am looking forward to working with the outstanding team there.”
Sáenz de Buruaga Saelices said, “H+K is a strong international company with a heritage in crisis. Their teams connect seamlessly across the world to help clients navigate the issues and crises they face. I am delighted to be joining such a world-renowned company.”
Millan has more than eight years’ experience in leading and strategizing corporate communication, crisis and institutional relations. Prior to joining H+K, she worked in different agencies including Ogilvy, Havas, CariotipoMH5 (consultant for Lobby and Communication) and with Ana Palacio (former Minister of Foreign Affairs). In these agencies, she managed clients such as Hero, Aceites de Oliva de España, KFC, iDental, and Fundación Endesa.
Sáenz is a senior corporate communication, reputation and crisis management consultant. She has more than 10 years of experience defining and developing strategic communication plans in automotive for Honda Motor Europe España, and SEAT, logistics and infrastructures for Port of Barcelona and Applus+, pharmaceutical for Sanofi, Almirall and Chiesi, and non-profit organizations for Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Princesa de Girona Foundation and Plataforma Educativa.
“Viviana and Mireia’s expertise and experience will further bolster the strength of our corporate and crisis teams,” said Joan Ramon, H+K Spain CEO. “The team is growing rapidly thanks to our new business wins and growing client assignments, and these two will be a great addition to our fold.”
Millan has a degree in Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations and has also taken the Executive MBA from IESE. Sáenz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, and in her postgraduate studies focused on International Economic Relations and Intercultural issues.
The pair will head up the corporate and crisis team in H+K Spain, working across sectors to provide advice and offer strategic counsel.
H+K has offices in more than 40 countries worldwide, delivering award winning campaigns to clients across all sectors and disciplines and with a focus on continued innovation for the industry. Recent innovations include Flight School +, a crisis communications training and simulation tool, Better Impact™, a new approach to brand purpose and CSR, and H+K Smarter™, a behavioral science unit.
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