Christoph Mielke is a director in APCO Worldwide’s Brussels office where he leads the Health Care practice. His areas of expertise include public affairs and government relations, corporate communication and as crisis communication.
As the account director for several major international clients, Mr. Mielke specializes in positioning clients in challenging regulatory and media environments – both in Europe and the Middle East. Throughout his career he has been engaged in political advocacy, policy analysis, negotiation and coordination, and message development.
His particular specialty is in pharmaceutical and health care communication. Mr. Mielke has advised health care clients around disease awareness campaigns, regulatory milestones, market access programs and crisis preparedness. He has also undertaken an in-house secondment as head of public affairs and communications at Johnson & Johnson Medical in Germany.
Mr. Mielke, a German citizen, holds a degree in Political Science and worked in the German Bundestag for the Federal Government Commissioner for Patients’ Affairs. He also served as editorial soldier at the center of psychological operations (PSYOPS) of the German Federal Armed Forces. He speaks German, English and French and has a good understanding of Spanish and Turkish.