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Sabine Hansen

Sabine Hansen

T: +49 211 96 59 419

Technology, Digital & Media, Industry

Born 1970, Sabine Hansen studied business administration at WHU and graduated in 2002 with an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston/USA.

As Director, located in the Düsseldorf Office, Sabine Hansen covers the HiTech industry and chairs the Kienbaum Female Desk. Her consulting scope covers the nomination and appointment processes of Executive and Non-Executive Board Members and the recruitment of female leaders on a national and global level and across all functional areas.

Prior to joining Kienbaum Sabine Hansen served as Managing Director at one of the major German owner-managed executive search consulting companies. Sabine Hansen joined the executive search business with Heidrick & Struggles in 2001, a global leading firm, where until her departure early 2012 – in the last phase of her engagement she acted as Partner-in-charge for the Düsseldorf site –she was responsible for top-notch assignments on board and management level.
She had previously served as a member of the European Management Team at Novell for more than six years, where she was responsible for launching global marketing programs in Europe.

She was in direct contact with the then-CEO and current Chairman of Google, Dr. Eric Schmidt, for whom she managed the partnership with the World Economic Forum.

Since 2013 , Sabine Hansen is focusing increasingly on advising top female leaders on excellence in boards, and as a member of FidAR e.V. (Women to the boards) she engages in the sustainable membership of women on supervisory board and management board level.

Since 2010, Sabine Hansen serves as permanent member of the advisory board of WHU for Executive Education. She supports the Vodafone Foundation and coaches selected students with a migration background. Recently, she has been cited as a most influential executive recruiter by German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche (January 2014).