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Nils Giese

Nils Giese is Managing Director Healthcare at Edelman Germany and Regional Healthcare Marketing Lead EMEA. In his role, he is responsible for the entire Health sector and is actively shaping the global healthcare agenda of Edelman.

Before joining Edelman, Nils was Executive Director Strategy/Head of Strategy at Saatchi & Saatchi in Düsseldorf. In this role, he led the Strategy Department and was responsible for the strategic direction for Saatchi's Health & Beauty Hub, as well as for some global players such as Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur, GSK, Merck and Beiersdorf. Nils has held various other local and global positions as a strategist for healthcare, beauty, FMCG, retail, B2B2C and Commerce at Saatchi & Saatchi in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Geneva.

For over 15 years, Nils has built his expertise in marketing, communication and brand building where he has proven his ability to lead complex marketing and communication processes along all phases: from setting the strategic frame until implementing the solution. He is passionate about healthcare as his mission as people’s advocate is to bring people and healthcare solutions together, so people’s lives will be improved. Nils has been able to pursue and successfully implement this mission with more than 40 healthcare brands and more than 30 different indications. 

Nils has won various awards such as the Cannes Lion Pharma Award, Global Award New York Festival, Effie, ADC and GWA Healthcare Award. He is also speaker at various conferences and used to be private lecturer at different universities.