«You have a very practical and matter-of-fact way of approaching problems. This pragmatism will make your professional life very complicated», predicted her university lecturer in Political Sciences, Everhard Holtmann on learning that young student Silke Buss wanted to change the theme of an essay. She was to analyse a political party. However, in the meantime the party was suddenly disbanded and the student saw no sense in pursuing the project further.

It was with this sense of pragmatism and pro-activity that Silke Buss founded BUSS Communicação in 2001 and she continues to run the communications agency with the same spirit to this day.

Silke Buss is PR and coach. Since 2015 she is also a qualified mediator, trained at the University of Applied Sciences of Koblenz. She has a PhD in Theatre Sciences and Media and a Masters degree in Political Science and Iberian Studies from the University of Erlangen. In addition, she gained a scholarship to the Institute of Journalism IFP in Munich, where each year 15 scholarships are offered to University students in Germany.

In 1997 she moved to Portugal where she was overseas correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt and newsmagazine Der Spiegel.

Silke Buss owes her multiculturalism to her time spent at the Luso-German College Bardel, Germany that she joined when she was 10 years old. She also speaks 5 languages (German, Portuguese, English, French and Spanish).

Andreia Félix supports the team at BUSS Comunicação with competence, proactivity and passion since the beginning of 2012. She has a degree in Journalism from the Higher School of Social Communication, Lisbon, she is a NLP Master, Certified Coach and Trainer. Andreia Félix, born in Matosinhos, has a wealth of experience in various areas of communications – as a press and radio journalist, as head of sales teams, as a theatre actress and as a coach – she has a creative flair, is adaptable, proactive and focused on success.

Testimonials

BUSS Comunicação designed a bespoke workshop on values for GYANT which catered to the needs of its Porto team, the results of which had an immediate practical application and contributed towards a fresh perspective on the dynamic of professional relations between colleagues.

André Leite Program manager GYANT EU | 2020