Dr. Anahid Rickmann is Head of Corporate Communications at Autoneum as of January 1, 2013. She succeeds the long-standing communications head Dr. Peter Grädel, who will be retiring per end of February 2013.
Anahid Rickmann graduated in political sciences and took her doctorate at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn. From 2003 until 2008 she was press spokeswoman for the German Automotive Industry Association (VDA) in Frankfurt am Main. She thereby gained broadly based expertise in the automotive industry and a profound understanding of relations between automobile producers and their suppliers. From 2008 until 2011 she was media spokeswoman for Axpo Holding AG (Zurich), one of the leading Swiss energy companies. Prior to joining Autoneum she extended her communications portfolio as an independent PR consultant for SMEs in the automotive trade and financial services sectors. She has extensive experience in internal and external communication with a focus on business communications. Anahid Rickmann reports to Urs Leinhäuser, CFO & Deputy CEO.