Kathrin Bimesdörfer graduated as a McCloy Fellow from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a Master’s in Public Policy. Her focus area was Sustainable Development; specifically Economic and Cluster Policy (M. Porter, HBS), Corporate Sustainability and Change Management (P. Senge, MIT). Before that, Kathrin obtained a degree in Social Sciences from Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and studied in Montpellier and Beijing with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung). In 2007-2008 Kathrin worked with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in China and Laos, lately as a Consultant on public-private dialogue processes.
Kathrin joined IFOK in 2010 where she advises international organisations, national ministries, associations and business on economic, energy and climate policies, intersectoral management and change processes. She is an expert in dialogue facilitation and serves as a lecturer for the GIZ International Leadership Training and the Leuphana University in Lüneburg.