Holger Friedrichs (50, pictured left) has acquired Dr. ZitelmannPB, the Berlin-based communication consultancy company. On 1 March 2016, Friedrichs, who has been with the company since 2001, is taking over as sole Managing Director. Dr. Rainer Zitelmann (58, pictured right), who founded the company in 2000, will no longer be involved in the operative business of the press and public relations agency as of the end of the month. Zitelmann has served as the company’s sole Managing Director since its inception and will still be on-hand in an advisory capacity. Zitelmann announced that he wants to concentrate on completing his second doctoral thesis over the next few months. What he will do after that, he hasn’t yet decided, but it will “certainly have nothing to do with PR,” he told the Immobilien Zeitung. He will continue to organise the Berlin Real Estate Roundtable (Berliner Immobilienrunde), a regular event he launched in 1998 as a venture distinct from the Dr. ZitelmannPB business. Since joining Dr. ZitelmannPB in 2001, Friedrichs has been responsible for media and communication consultancy. An established PR expert, Friedrichs has clear plans to expand the company, building upon a base of 40 national and international clients from the real estate and finance sectors. He intends to develop each of the company’s four service divisions: press and public relations, corporate publishing, online positioning and capital market communication. Opening new branch offices is also a potential element of the planned expansion.

Greetings from NY

My book “Reich werden und bleiben” has now also been published in the People’s Republic of China. This is a resounding success after my book Dare to be Different and Grow Rich had already been translated into 7 languages.


Dinner to celebrate my second doctorate on 9 December 2016 at Chinaclub. On 6 December the disputation took place at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam. My work on “Personality and behavioral patterns of the German wealth elite” received the distinction magna cum laude.

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