Landor, Managing Director for Central & Eastern Europe
Felix Stöckle is Managing Director for Central & Eastern Europe of Landor Associates, responsible for the DACH region (the German-speaking regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) as well as Eastern Europe and the Nordics.
With more than 18 years of branding experience, Felix has expertise in creating holistic brand strategies and turning them into inclusive brand experiences. He advises companies on how to best facilitate corporate and consumer brands in order to transform their businesses, leverage growth opportunities and sustain true competitive advantage.
After studying business administration in Germany and earning a master's degree in Management, Economics & Politics from St. Andrews University in Scotland, Felix started his professional career at Springer & Jacoby Advertising in Hamburg, one of the most creative agencies in Germany at the time. There, he worked as a strategic planner for clients such as Karstadt, Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz, and Reemtsma.
In 1998 he moved to the United Kingdom to join identity consultants Henrion Ludlow Schmidt (HLS), a boutique branding agency in London specializing in holistic branding. At HLS, Felix was quickly promoted to consulting director, working in various industries across Europe for clients that included Airbus, BASF, Deutsche Bank, Dräger Medical, Dresdner Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort, EnergieAllianz Austria, E-Plus, Liechtenstein Global Trust, Roche, and WestLB.
After two years in London, Felix returned to Hamburg to establish an office for HLS. He was a managing partner, heading the DACH region, where he doubled the office's size year after year. In 2007, Felix joined Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux as brand management director, where he was responsible for clients such as Commerzbank, Host Europe, Roche, and Walter Tools.
Since joining Landor in 2008, Felix has worked to align business models and branding strategies for clients that include BASF, BMW, Erste Group Bank, Henkel, Johnson & Johnson, Karstadt, Kraft Foods, Lufthansa, Nordea, and Sanofi-Aventis.