Our Team

FleishmanHillard in South Africa’s talented and diverse team is experienced in all aspects of communications, processes and products. We think it’s important to know our clients — and for them to know us.

Kevin Welman

Kevin Welman, managing director of FleishmanHillard in South Africa, provides clients with counsel in many areas, most notably financial services, corporate communications and crisis management. A native South African who has been with the agency since his internship days, Welman has traveled the globe for clients in a wide variety of sectors and enjoys applying his experience with multinationals in the U.K., the U.S. and Asia to businesses in the rainbow nation.

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Sharon Piehl

Sharon Piehl supports clients from a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, consumer marketing, logistics and healthcare. In addition, her experience includes investor relations and financial results reporting. In her previous roles, Piehl developed strategic media programmes in both internal and consultancy positions.

Vanessa Baard

Vanessa Baard is a specialist in financial services. Her expertise is in banking and insurance, as well as crisis management and corporate communications. In addition, she has worked with clients in the mining and automotive sectors. Baard, who previously led media and communications at Accenture South Africa, openly admits to loving the challenges of a good crisis.

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