Our team consists of over 40 consultants and communications experts. We are committed to serving the individual communication demands of our national and international agency clients with passion and competence.With over three decades of experience, we develop sustainable campaigns and strategies – online and offline – with a constant eye on measurable success. Commitment, creativity, maximum flexibility, loyalty and trust – that is our DNA. We are pleased to introduce you to our competent team:
Ute C. Hopfengärtner
Head of Finance, Director
Roberto La Pietra
Head of Team Aviation & Mobility
Thomas C. Wilde
Sonja von Saalfeld
Head of Team Destination & Outdoor
Head of Team Online & Social Media
Team Aviation & Mobility
Team Destination & Outdoor
Team Hotels & Hospitality
Team Online & Social Media
Team Travel & Lifestyle
Our Advisory Board
w&p Wilde & Partner Public Relations is one of Europe’s leading communications agencies for the segment travel & tourism, transport & logistics, hospitality industry & lifestyle. In addition to this, the Munich-based agency founded in 1986, has made a name for itself for its expertise in the gastronomy, fashion and food areas. With around 50 employees, the company now managed by the two Managing Partners Jens Huwald and Thomas C. Wilde, Managing Directors Ute C. Hopfengärtner and Marion Krimmer and executive directors Marie-Astrid Huwald and Markus Schlichenmaier, is ranked among the top 50 communications agencies with the highest turnover in Germany.
Yvonne Molek founded w&p Wilde & Partner Public Relations GmbH together with Thomas C. Wilde in 1986. After retiring as Managing Partner in the spring of 2018, Yvonne Molek was appointed to the agency’s Advisory Board.
With the incorporation of numerous initiatives under her leadership - such as the promotion of women in management positions, flexible working hours and job offers under the home office model - Wilde & Partner has long made a name for itself nationwide in the communications industry as a pioneer in terms of family friendliness and employer friendliness. Their numerous awards are testament to their track record of providing a family-friendly work environment.
In 2013 for example, the Bavarian State ministry awarded Wilde & Partner as the winner of the nationwide competition ‘Bayern SIEgER’ for its promotion of women in leadership positions and its creation of a family-friendly work environment. In November 2016, the agency received the "Successfully Family-Friendly" award as one of the 20 most family friendly companies in Bavaria from Emilia Müller, Bavaria's Minister of Labor, and Ilse Aigner, Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs. The agency is a member of Global Compact, the global initiative of the United Nations for corporate social responsibility and is one of the initiators of the Travel Industry Club (TIC). Furthermore, Wilde & Partner was the first agency worldwide to receive the Green Globe certificate.
Yvonne Molek is the elected representative in the parliament of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria and chairs the IHK working group “Women in Business” as deputy chairman. She is part of the Bavarian South State Board of the Association of German Women Entrepreneurs (VdU - Verband deutscher Unternehmerinnen e.V.) and is active in networks such as Women in Management e.V. (FIM).