Rainer Westermann has a wealth of experience in Germany, Canada and the USA. He managed professional services firms and, as a corporate officer, was responsible for building, improving and protecting corporate reputation. In 2021, he was elected Chairman of the Life Sciences Acceleration Alliance e.V.
With Westermann Advisors, Rainer is focused on helping clients to communicate effectively in situations with a high reputation risk. Specialties are Reputation Management, Litigation PR, Crisis Communication, and Executive Communication. From 2017 to 2022, he served as President of the Crisis Protection Network (now Reputation Advisors International), Zurich. He continues to be a Member of the Board of this exclusive international association of experienced reputation professionals.
As Corporate Vice President of Infineon Technologies, a German DAX 30 corporation, he was responsibile for the corporate brand, marketing communications, government relations as well as external and internal communications. He was named CEO Germany for two of the leading international communication consultancies.
Rainer spent six years in North America, where he was a Member of the Management Board of LHS Group, an Atlanta based NASDAQ and Neuer Markt listed software company. He represented the company as corporate spokesperson towards the global investment community and the media. In Toronto, he built a successful corporate communications and investor relations practice for Fleishman-Hillard Canada. He joined the consultancy originally in Frankfurt, when he founded Fleishman-Hillard Germany, a joint venture formed from his own marketing communications agency. During his career, Rainer supported a number of clients in the health care sector and worked in-house for the medical products division of DuPont.
Rainer is an experienced public speaker and communications trainer. He is actively involved with the Technical University Munich, serving on the Advisory Board of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning as well as teaching as a lecturer at the TUM School of Management.