Farner is actively committed to the development of its own people. As in previous years, the agency again ensured – with 14 promotions in all – that talented staff get the chance to develop and take on more responsibility in client relations. Besides the promotions, January 2021 also saw some new additions to the team. We are particularly pleased to have four new senior consultants join us: 

Nadja Gysin began her Farner career in 2015 as an associate consultant at the intersection of technology and consumer issues. Since then, Nadja has increasingly specialised in the strategic conception, planning and implementation of content, as well as storytelling in cross-disciplinary mandates. Her feel for the issues of innovation-driven industries, backed by her ability to integrate different communication disciplines in her thinking with supreme ease, make Nadja a valued consultant and go-to-person for a wide range of client teams.  

Danial Naghizadeh started in 2015 as an Associate Consultant in the Public Affairs Unit and soon left his mark on various multinational clients thanks to his multilingualism and affinity for International Relations and European Policy. He also quickly became a valued member of the 24/7 crisis team and now co-leads it. Today, Danial stands out as an acknowledged expert in public affairs and governmental relations for clients in highly regulated markets, and assists clients with complex and sensitive crisis mandates.  

Nicolas Glauser has had a permanent place on the Farner Digital team since 2018. With his exceptional expertise in SEO, conversion rate optimisation and analytics, he is highly valued as an expert and sparring partner for clients and colleagues alike. And as a motivating team person who stays calm even in challenging situations, he manages to go the extra mile for every project. We are delighted that Nic will now be able to take on more responsibility, not only as a Senior Consultant, but also as Head of Performance Marketing. 

Not a promotion: Raffael Leu is a complete newcomer to Farner. After working as Managing Partner at VIRTUE (VICE Switzerland) and founding his own agency silent&sober, Raffael is now joining Farner as a member of the senior management team. As a Senior Digital Marketing Consultant, one of his tasks will be to implement digital projects in the area of performance-oriented content marketing, which will allow him to continue to pursue his passion for innovation at Farner. In addition, Raffael will take on responsibilities in the ‘Clients & Collaboration’ team, whose agency-wide task it is to promote the co-creation and methodology that develops client and project management and ensures that the right talent is deployed on each project. We are very pleased to welcome Raffael to the agency’s senior management team! 

We are equally pleased to announce the promotions of the following employees: 

To Consultant: Sandro Aeschlimann, Florian Roost, Claudia Schaer 

To Associate Consultant: Alessa Blatter, Dorian Eichholzer, Charline Gerber, Katarina Isailovic, Thilo Kleine, Ana Ludäscher, Janine Paumann  

To Executive: Noah Açil 


Roman Geiser roman.geiser@farner.ch