International Management

MODUL University Vienna Industry Advisory Board in International Management

Saskia Wallner is one of Austria´s leading communication professionals. Saskia studied law in Vienna, Paris and Florence and holds a Ph.D. in European Law. The lawyer and communication expert Saskia Wallner studied in Vienna, Paris Florence and in Bologna at the John Hopkins University. Before starting her career at Austria's leading PR agency Publico in 1998, she practiced law at the Austrian Constitutional Court in Vienna, worked at the European Commission in Brussels and then took a marketing and sales position in an Austrian bank. As a PR consultant, she worked for renowned clients like McDonald´s Austria, Erste Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tetra Pak. Her professional focus areas are corporate communication, crisis communication with special focus on litigation PR, finance and change communication. As a member of the Board of Pleon she was in charge of developing the agency´s reach in Central and Eastern Europe and of building up a strong network of 9 operations across the region. In 2010, Saskia became CEO of Pleon Publico, led the agency through the fusion with Ketchum and shaped Ketchum Publico to what it is today. Wallner is fluent in German, English, French and Italian, plays the guitar and is an enthusiastic skier and mountaineer. She is married, has a four-year old daughter and is living in Vienna with her husband and his teenagers.