Mariana Contreras Kristensen

Senior Communication Advisor

Ensuring that communication is relevant and effective across cultures is always at the back of Mariana’s head. She has a good grip of cultural differences and nuances, having studied and worked overseas for international companies since 2004.

‘People connect to people’ is Mariana’s mantra. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that she particularly enjoys being part of projects where there is room to tap deeper into the softer part of the communication journey – evoking and linking emotions to a message. She believes that ‘emotional buy-in’ is equally important as ‘rational buy-in’, especially in change communication and culture projects.

Before joining Open, Mariana worked for Hempel and for the strategic consultancy Jøp, Ove & Myrthu. Here, she worked across the spectrum of strategic communications – from strategy and planning to tactics and implementation.

Mariana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and she is fluent in Spanish, English and Danish.

Curio: While studying, she worked as a ‘scooper’ and taster in a real Italian gelateria. So, if you’re after great ice-cream next time that you are in town, you know whom to ask.

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