Dr. Hans-Peter Meister founded IFOK in 1995 and has lead the business till the end of 2017. Since then he carries out a supervisory role, alongside the CEO of Cadmus Group, Ian Kline, as member of the Board of Partners of IFOK. Dr. Meister also oversees the further international expansion of IFOK and Cadmus Group. He holds a doctorate degree in Biology and has established several successful companies after having worked at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and at the BASF. Dr. Meister is a well-known international leader in the field of sustainability, dialogue, participation and mediation. As a fellow, he also teaches and conducts research at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.