Monday, 23 May 2016

VFS Global names comms chief

VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions, has appointed Kuoni Group’s Peter Brun to chief comms officer.

Brun, who takes up his new role on July 1, will head up corporate comms, marketing and branding, and CSR activity for VFS Gobal, which is based in 124 countries across five continents and serves the interests of 50 governments.

He will be based at the company’s head office in Dubai, UAE, and joins the extended executive board of VFS Global.

Brun has more than 28 years’ experience, and joins VFS Global from Kuoni Group.  He has been with the Kuoni Group since August 2005, initially as head of comms for Market Switzerland, before taking on his current role as chief comms officer for the group in March 2008.

Before Kuoni, he spent 17 years working in radio and television, gaining experience as a journalist, moderator, anchor and, finally, as MD and chief editor at Radio 24 AG, Switzerland’s largest private radio station.

He was also the winner of the “Switzerland’s Spokesperson of the Year” award in 2012.

Zubin Karkaria, CEO at VFS Global, said: “As we are look at further developing and expanding our business, we are pleased to have Peter onboard at VFS Global, strengthening our management team. Ours is a very people driven business and hence we have always focused on attracting and retaining the best professionals.  Peter’s appointment is a validation of the same.”

Brun added: “VFS Global is an incredible success story. I have been following the company and its global progress for many years and I am very pleased that I will now have an opportunity of contributing to this story.”

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