Bernhard Fischer-Appelt

fischerAppelt AG: CEO

Bernhard Fischer-Appelt (born 1965 in Bonn, Germany) is the CEO of fischerAppelt AG, a startup that he launched with his brother over thirty years ago that has grown into one of Europes top communications agency groups. Today, more than 700 colleagues work at nine national and international locations for more than 200 customers, including half of all DAX companies.  

Bernhard studied political science and economics at the University of Hamburg and graduated from the London School of Economics (M. Sc. Econ.) in 1989 with a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management.  He is the author of the books "Die Moses Methode - Führung zu Bahnbrechendem Wandel" and "Führen im Grenzbereich".  

His consulting focuses on corporate change, corporate social responsibility, internal communication, CEO positioning, corporate profiling and crisis communication.

Between 2018 and 2020, he is a Research Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in Cambridge, where he investigates the impact of agile methods on business, society and politics. The focus here is on leadership and management between autonomy and alignment in areas relevant to innovation.