Who we are

Joe Cook

Managing Director

Joe established Cook Communications in Prague in 2003 and has since overseen its growth across Central Europe. He entered Public Relations in 1999 after many years as a journalist, including seven years covering Central Europe for The Economist during the 1990s. He has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times and was regional correspondent for Business Central Europe (a member of The Economist Group) until 1999. He was launch Editor-in-Chief of Ziarul Financiar in 1998/99, which remains Romania’s leading daily business newspaper. Joe has more than 25 years experience in media and communications.

Annie Krasińska

Poland Country Manager

Annie has overseen the growth and development of our Warsaw office since joining Cook Communications in 2012. During her 20 year career in Poland Annie has been a British diplomat, entrepreneur and, prior to joining Cook Communications, worked in investment banking. Annie has worked with a wide variety of international and Polish clients, institutions, government departments, agencies and the media.  Annie holds a Masters degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

Alexandru Alexe

Romania Country Manager

Alex has been with Cook Communications since 2008 and has more than 20 years experience in journalism, marketing and public relations. He has worked on high profile campaigns such as the Swiss Banks Holocaust Victims’ Assets Litigation, which led to a $1.25 billion settlement. A former journalist with the Associated Press in the USA and Romania, Alex has a Masters degree in economics, journalism and political science from the University of Texas.

Miroslava Kostadinova

Bulgaria Country Manager

Miroslava joined Cook Communications in 2008 after six years as Press and Public Affairs Officer at the British Embassy in Sofia. She has worked on a wide range of clients including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Selex and Angelini, and works closely with the British Bulgarian Business Association. Miroslava began her career as a journalist with the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) and 24 Hours, one of Bulgaria’s largest daily newspapers. She holds a Masters degree in journalism from Sofia University.

Viktoria Hamori

Hungary Account Manager

Viktoria runs our operations in Hungary. A PR professional of 10 years, she spent two years supporting Samsung Electronics from the agency side and later joined the company’s telecom department to help build Samsung’s success story in Hungary. Viktoria joined Cook Communications in 2012 and has since worked with international clients such as Marks & Spencer.

Marizel Aguierre

Austria Consultant

Marizel has worked for the marketing department of The Economist Intelligence Unit, the Campari drinks group, UNIDO and the OSCE. Marizel holds an MBA from the University of Kent and a Degree in politics & international relations from Warwick University.