The World: Hamburg - Dolz takes over as COO of Initiative Germany

Dirk Wiedenmann, the joint chief operating officer and chief executive of Initiative Germany, has handed his responsibilities to the former managing director, Marianne Dolz.

The promotion frees Wiedenmann to focus on his European duties, while Dolz will concentrate on driving business development in the German market.

Wiedenmann said: "At the beginning of the year, I accepted the role to enhance Initiative's European business. This function requires an increasing amount of my time. Therefore I have decided to hand Marianne the future development of Initiative Germany in recognition of her talent and successful track record in managing the agency."