Andrea RexerHead of Corporate Communications
Andrea Rexer has been Head of Corporate Communications at HypoVereinsbank, a subsidiary of the Italian Banking Group UniCredit, since April 2020. The team covers internal and external communications, social media, institutional affairs and cultural & social engagement.
Previously, she worked as a journalist for many years, most recently as Head of Department for Companies and Markets at Handelsblatt. For many years, she worked for Sueddeutsche Zeitung, initially as a correspondent and bureau chief in Frankfurt. Later, she headed the financial desk at SZ’s headquarters in Munich, and she also put her heart and soul into shaping the editorial team of the women’s business magazine PLAN W. The magazine’s goal is to make visible women who are excellent at what they do and thus become role models for others.
Andrea has won several journalism awards, including the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Business Journalism. With the prestigious Burns Fellowship, she worked for the Canadian online platform “The Tyee” in Vancouver in 2014.
As a sideline, she is a passionate mentor for young talents and she hosts the podcast “Values and Leadership” for Wertekommission e.V., where personalities from all areas of society talk about lived values and when a real attitude can also be uncomfortable sometimes. She also moderates events in German and English, e.g. at the WebSummit in Lisbon, the world’s largest digital conference with 60,000 participants, or the SZ Business Summit, or the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit. In 2017, she moderated a series of public debates with the leading candidates of the parliamentary parties in Vienna in the run-up to the Austrian National Council elections. She has also been a guest on TV talk shows on several occasions.