Kuoni Group’s Chief Communications Officer Peter Brun will take over the lead for VFS Global’s worldwide Corporate, Marketing and Branding Communications as of July 2016, based at head office in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. VFS Global is the world’s leading outsourcing and technology specialist for governments and diplomatic missions. As Kuoni Group’s most successful business area, VFS Global is being developed independently following the takeover by private equity company EQT.
VFS Global’s worldwide communications and marketing activities will in future be managed from the company’s head office in Dubai. This will further strengthen the corporate communication and marketing functions of VFS Global, which is in line with further expansion plans of the company. In his new role as Chief Communications Officer Peter Brun joins the Extended Executive Board of VFS Global. He reports to CEO Zubin Karkaria, and will relocate to Dubai by the end of 2016. In addition, he remains responsible for Kuoni Group’s communications in the current year. Peter Brun has worked for Kuoni since 2005. Since 2008 he has been the CCO at Kuoni Group and until 2015 was also responsible for Kuoni Switzerland’s communications.
VFS Global was founded in 2001 and is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions. The company manages non-judgemental administrative processes relating to visas, passports, identity management and other citizen services on behalf of the governments. VFS Global currently runs 2 151 application centres for 50 client governments in 124 countries and employs around 4 100 people from 90 different nations.