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Who we are

Marizel Aguierre

Austria Consultant

m.aguierre@cook-comm.com

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.

Alexandru Alexe

Romania Country Manager

a.alexe@cook-comm.com

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.

Łukasz Chudy

Account manager, Poland

l.chudy@cook-comm.com

Before joining Cook Communications in 2012, Łukasz worked at the Polish News Bulletin and the Polish Press Agency. He graduated in Journalism and Political Science from Warsaw University and holds a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Joe Cook

Managing Director

j.cook@cook-comm.com

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.

Viktoria Hamori

Hungary Account Manager

v.hamori@cook-comm.com

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.

Darina Kahramanova

Account executive, Bulgaria

d.kahramanova@cook-comm.com

Before joining Cook Communications in early 2016, Darina was for five years a financial reporter, writing for two of Bulgaria’s biggest daily newspapers, Trud and Monitor. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a Master’s degree in European Integration from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

Miroslava Kostadinova

Bulgaria Country Manager

m.kostadinova@cook-comm.com

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.

Annie Krasińska

Poland Country Manager

a.krasinska@cook-comm.com

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.

Anna Kryłowicz

Account manager, Poland

a.krylowicz@cook-comm.com

Anna joined Cook Communications in 2014. Anna has ten years’ PR experience on both the agency and in-house side. Anna holds a degree in Applied Psychology from the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.

Anna Mitchell

Account executive, Czech Republic & Slovakia

a.mitchell@cook-comm.com

Before joining Cook Communications in 2016 Anna worked as a translator and English teacher for five years. She supports a wide range of clients in the IT, media, design and private equity sectors, and also maintains an archive for a litigation project. Anna studied English and American Studies and has a Bachelor‘s Degree in Art Therapy.

Terezie Petzová

Account executive, Czech Republic & Slovakia

t.petzova@cook-comm.com

Terezie joined Cook Communications as she was finishing her studies at the University of Economics in Prague in 2016. Prior to joining the team, Terezie worked for DHL IT services and also worked in the US and Brazil. She provides support to a wide range of clients, including defence and aerospace, media and design. Terezie has a Master’s degree in Regional Studies.

Caroline Smrstik

Switzerland Consultant

c.smrstik@cook-comm.com

Caroline has more than 25 years’ experience in journalism and corporate communications. She wrote for the German news agency dpa and The Economist Intelligence Unit from Bratislava, Istanbul, Riga and Tallinn, and has worked in corporate communications in the Swiss financial and pharmaceutical sectors. She has a Master degree in Journalism and Communications from Stanford University.

Vit Šubrt

Account manager, Czech Republic & Slovakia

v.subrt@cook-comm.com

Vit has 11 years’ experience in PR and marketing communications, both on the agency and corporate side. A large part of his communication work was in the corporate and financial services sector, and he has also worked in sectors such as real estate, automotive and IT.  He holds a Masters degree in International Trade from the University of Economics in Prague.

Daniel Sunter

Serbia Consultant

d.sunter@cook-comm.com

Daniel has 20 years’ experience in defence journalism, video production and strategic communications.  He was a journalist and editor with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and Defence & Security, was a consultant to the UK’s Channel 4 television company and was a producer at EAI Productions. He has worked with various government departments as well as NATO and other institutions in the Western Balkan countries, the UK, the US, the Netherlands and Norway.

Boba Watson

Project manager, Czech Republic & Slovakia

b.watson@cook-comm.com

Boba is a project manager at Cook Communications who takes care of matters regarding our offices across Central Europe. She came to Cook Communications with 17 years’ experience in marketing, advertising & sales, customer relations, event management and logistics at a variety of international companies. As an entrepreneur, Bo founded and sold a beauty and cosmetics company.

Careers

We always like to hear from talented, motivated and hard-working people
please contact us on CV@cook-comm.com

Current vacancies:  Account Executive, Czech Republic