PROFILE – TILMAN BILLING

For ARD German television, he once interviewed Angela Merkel. Today, he trains executives for talk show appearances on Anne Will and Maybrit Illner. For ZDF German television, he once analyzed executive boards. Today, he coaches them on how to deliver speeches and presentations. He once, as investigative journalist, dueled with corporations. Today, he manages their crisis PR. He once reported on important lectures for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and other publishers. Today, as a keynote speaker, he is fervently applauded

Tilman Billing, political scientist, Germanist and communications scientist (M.A., Freie Universität Berlin) is a top executive coach, media trainercrisis communication advisor and keynote speaker.

He coaches executive boards, CEOs and entrepreneurs on how to give convincing talks, make concise statements and first-class presentations in front of their employees and business partners and in public at annual press conferences, plena and on television.

Moderator, reporter for radio, online and TV, educated at ARD German television, he wrote for publications such as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.), Frankfurter Rundschau, Berliner Zeitung and Tagesspiegel. As an investigative journalist for top-ranking ARD & ZDF television news magazines such as Frontal 21, Fakt, Plusminus, Report Mainz and Panorama, he dueled with mega-corporations such as Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bahn AG and Citigroup. He interviewed countless managers and major politicians such as Angela Merkel, Horst Seehofer and many more. As TV director he filmed in Paris, Vienna, Oslo, Amsterdam and Istanbul.


He guides CEO’s to convincing talks and elegant presentations.
Once interviewing Angela Merkel, now training managers for media appearances. He has dueled with mega-corporations. He’s a specialist for crisis PR. An in-demand moderator and keynote speaker for business events.


In 2005, he founded Tilman Billing Kommunikation. Together with Frank Asmus, leadership expert and former student of Samy Molcho, he launched the brand Asmus & Billing in 2007 and the Center for Leadership Communication Berlin in 2015. Billing has developed communication concepts for change processes and crisis communication and successfully guided PR campaigns for the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

His clients are DAX corporations, head organizations, startups and prominent mid-sized businesses. The ZDF director conducts inhouse seminars for leaders on varying hierarchic levels, provides media, moderation and camera training to sales, PR and marketing teams as well as training in rhetoric, body language and outstanding presentations. He coaches executives, organization directors and entrepreneurs for inhouse and public appearances, including those on Anne Will, Maybrit Illner, Sandra Maischberger and Hart aber fair/Hard but Fair television talks shows.

As the sole Germany presentation expert and media coach, the Süddeutsche Zeitung selected Tilman Billing to speak at the SZ Wissensforum 2017. He teaches at the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, at the HTWG Konstanz – University of Applied Sciences, at the Haufe Akademie, at the Akademie für Führungskräfte der Wirtschaft, at the Sparkassenakademie NRW (North Rhine Westphalia Savings Bank Academy) and at the Management Circle.

Tilman Billing Kommunikation, along with Kienbaum, Strategy&, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Roland Berger, is a project and cooperation partner of the WifOR Institute (Technische Universität Darmstadt– Technische Universität Berlin).

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