Astrid Altmann Forbes

Astrid has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, business development, client relationship management, crisis management, PR and marketing gained in an international environment (18 of which in the professional services sector).

She started her career in professional services with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2000 in London, worked for Amlaw-20 firm Covington & Burling as Head of Europe, was Director Strategy and Business Development at Gleiss Lutz before she joined Linklaters last year as Head of Strategy, BD & Marketing. She has developed and implemented systems and processes to increase the efficiency of her departments and to help gain greater BD insight.

Astrid is a regular speaker at industry conferences, with a particular focus on innovation in BD, and is a contributor to “Marketing für Kanzleien und Wirtschaftsprüfer”, a leading reference guide for the professional services sector in Germany.

Astrid is married and has two children. She is further spokesperson and member of the strategy group of WorkingMoms, a network for women in leadership positions in Germany.

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