Ryde Group names Suraj Raj as Group Corporate Communications & Branding Manager

Ryde Group has appointed Suraj Raj as the new Group Corporate Communications & Branding Manager. Suraj, who brings over 14 years of experience in marketing, strategic communications, PR, and brand management, will be based in Singapore.Suraj previously led the communications and branding initiatives for the Renewables & Sustainability business units at Surbana Jurong Group, where he was instrumental in enhancing the company's market presence and sustainability efforts. His extensive experience across various industries positions him well to drive Ryde’s communications strategy.At Ryde, Suraj will oversee the marketing team, focusing on elevating brand awareness, managing media relations, and implementing impactful communication strategies. His role will also encompass promoting sustainability initiatives, a key area of focus for the company as it continues to expand its footprint in the mobility and quick commerce sectors.This appointment comes at a pivotal time for Ryde Group, which has recently seen a significant surge in its stock price following its IPO earlier this year on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company, headquartered in Singapore, provides a range of mobility solutions including on-demand and scheduled carpooling and ride-hailing services, as well as quick commerce and digital payment services through RydePay.Ryde Group’s recent partnerships, such as the collaboration with Mobile-health Network Solutions to enhance telehealth services, and its secondary share listings in Frankfurt and Stuttgart, underscore its commitment to growth and innovation in the mobility sector. The company’s stock has been performing well, reflecting investor confidence in its strategic direction and market potential??.

Oliver Schrott Kommunikation announces leadership transition

Omnicom agency Oliver Schrott Kommunikation (OSK), a leading German PR and communications firm, today announced a leadership transition. Founder Oliver Schrott, (pictured above), will step down as CEO after 31 years at the helm. Succeeding him will be Christoph Horn, a seasoned communications professional with extensive experience in the automotive and mobility sectors.Schrott will continue to play a valuable role at OSK in the newly established position of non-executive chairman, ensuring a smooth transition and leveraging his vast industry knowledge.Christoph Horn joins OSK from global automotive supplier ZF Group, where he served as SVP of corporate communications. Throughout his 30-year career, Horn has held prominent communications positions at Ford, General Motors, Opel, and Daimler AG, including seven years leading global communications for Mercedes-Benz.Horn expressed his excitement about leading OSK, acknowledging the firm's impressive track record and commitment to innovation. "OSK's ability to stay ahead of the curve through its specialized services and willingness to embrace new ideas makes it an ideal fit for me," he said. "I'm honored to take on this leadership role and serve OSK's clients, its dedicated team, and the broader Omnicom network."Oliver Schrott praised Horn's qualifications and expressed his confidence in the future of OSK. "Christoph is the perfect successor to lead OSK," Schrott stated. "He represents both continuity and the potential for further growth, especially during this period of rapid change within the industry. We share a strong work ethic, high standards, and a passion for pushing boundaries. I look forward to supporting Christoph, the OSK management team, and the entire agency in my new role."Horn will assume leadership alongside COO Michael Kemme and CFO Marc Wolter, both longstanding members of OSK's management team.Headquartered in Cologne with offices in Stuttgart, Berlin, New York, and Beijing, OSK employs approximately 250 communications specialists.