Kerstin admires people and organisations that are fully committed to making our world a more just, peaceful, and sustainable place. Her strongest passion is building and developing organisations and teams and making them work, surpassed only by her fascination for the magic of human interaction and communication.
She currently leads the BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation’s RISE Cities program. Having worked in various leadership functions across industry, NGOs, the public sector and consulting, Kerstin has sharpened her ability to identify opportunities ‘on the horizon’ and to engage thought leaders or key stakeholders so as to make opportunities real. She strongly believes in the importance of nurturing empathy, creativity, and an ability for self-reflection in oneself and others.