Margarete Merkle has more than twenty years of experience in the field of public relations. She has specialised in healthcare communication and corporate communications for national and international clients. After completing her studies in ethnology and communications sciences (M.A.) in Berlin, she worked for the agencies Edelman, Ogilvy Healthworld and Dorothea Küsters Life Science, as well as on a freelance basis for companies. She has most experience in product communication for pharmaceutical, medical engineering and dental companies, as well as in corporate communication for the healthcare sector, various industrial sectors, services (private and public), culture and personality PR. Margarete Merkle also holds an additional qualification as a social media manager awarded by the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and is a CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner.