“I rely on good communication, humor and an open door policy.”

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Sven Grillo

What made you chose to work at ifok?

For one thing, it is the need to constantly learn: society is changing, our clients’ challenges are changing and, ultimately, the demands for our working methods, content and methods are also constantly changing.

Second, it’s the colleagues. Due to the many different topics at ifok, the different backgrounds of each individual and the shared ambition to improve, there are always new challenges that motivate us all. They say “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room” and at ifok, I’m rarely in the wrong room.

How long have you been part of the ifok team and where were you before?

I have been part of the team at ifok since 2021. Before that, I dealt with the communication challenges and PR tasks of local companies and stakeholders in Rhineland-Palatinate. I did this as part of my path to becoming a PR consultant. Even then, in addition to press and public relations work, my fields focused heavily on digital topics and communication channels, which I then made my main task when I switched to ifok.

What sets you apart at the office?

Colleagues have attested to my strong communication skills, motivational nature, positive mood management, sense of humor and my open-door policy. Then there’s my enthusiasm for strategically exploring the possibilities of digital communication and the fact that I’m rarely seen without my cap. And when I’m focused, I like to quietly read texts to myself, which makes me sound like I’m speaking Parseltongue (from Harry Potter).

What do you like doing in your free time?

Nothing special, but especially tasty: I am a passionate home cook on the way to becoming fully equipped (too many knives, various pans and pots, utensils, apron, chef’s jacket, etc.). This is linked to my stereotypical love for barbecuing in summer and a preference for tasty food in general. In the future, I also want to make more use of things from my own garden – in other words, add gardening as a new hobby.

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