“Being able to combine job and family well is important to me as a manager.”

Portrait Sabine Klose
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Sabine Klose

What made you decide to work at ifok?  

For me it’s about the mixture of topics, clients and the societal impact of our projects. I have never encountered that anywhere else. Originally, I was only planning a short stint at ifok, but just at the moment when I realised the meaning of change, ifok changed again and offered me new opportunities. I just had to put in a bit of elbow grease. The fact that this is possible is something I attribute to our culture. 

When did you start at ifok and where were you before?

I started immediately after finishing my political science degree in 2005. I spent many years doing event management, building and leading the Events team. In this respect, I was working on practically all the topics. I was increasingly suggesting topics outside the scope of events management and leading projects. Today I take care of the running of the machine, the distribution of resources and our training program, IFOK Academy. 

What sets you apart at the office? 

What you see is what you get. I am quite straightforward and tough. It brings me joy to bring the team forward and to make the processes better for all involved. Fun and laughter must be part of that. 

What do you especially like doing in your free time?

Combining job and family is especially important to me in my leadership role. I like my work at IFOK, but I also like reading with my son, building something, playing hide and seek or pottering around in the kitchen. My boy is already a pro at mixing Spätzle dough – much to the pride of his Swabian mother!

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