Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Aurelien Raspiengeas as head of corporate in France. Raspiengeas was most recently in charge of innovation, international accounts, and new business at Aequitas Global in London, specializing in corporate positioning, reputation management, and stakeholder engagement. He previously worked at APCO Worldwide in the Gulf, the U.K. and the U.S., and spent five years at Havas in Paris. At H+K Strategies, Raspiengeas will focus on growing the agency’s corporate strategy and reputation offering. “With his proficiency in managing strategic communications, media relations and international outreach, he will be an excellent asset for our clients who look towards H+K to build their reputation,” said H+K France CEO Valérie Lecasble.
Finn Partners expands duties of Jerusalem managing partner Goel Jasper to include digital health innovation group head. Jasper, a member of the Finn global health practice leadership team, has been part of Finn Partners from its inception in 2011 and has led the Jerusalem office since that time. Under his leadership, FINN Jerusalem has grown from seven to almost 30 employees. It now serves Israel-based health practice clients in biopharma, digital health and medical device sectors that target the U.S. marketplace. "Exceptional client outcomes confirm that Goel is a go-to leader in global digital health with demonstrated ability to help digital health clients navigate the intricacies of the health sector ecosystem and address investor, regulatory, reimbursement and brand-building communications challenges,” said Finn Partners managing partner, chair global health Gil Bashe.
The Public Affairs Council promotes João Sousa to managing director of its European office in Brussels. Sousa previously served as senior manager in the office. Before joining the Council, Sousa worked for the European Union, where he served as a spokesperson and led communications teams operating in Africa (DR Congo) and Europe (Brussels and the Western Balkans). In his new post, Sousa will assume responsibility for strategic planning, program development, member development and relations, and office administration. He will also continue to manage the Council’s International Network. He succeeds András Baneth, who will become senior advisor for the Council in Europe, helping to expand customized training services, speaking on the Council’s behalf at various forums, and working with Sousa on the deployment of new programs and services.