Désirée is a co-founder and managing partner at Fährmann Unternehmensberatung GmbH in Munich and Cologne, with a focus on strategy, management and communication on sustainability as well as value-based management and culture.
She has 18 years of experience as a freelance marketing and communication consultant in the financial services industry. For 10 years she has been sustainability expert for the AMC, a well-known German network for the insurance sector (www.amc-forum.de), with the goal of mobilising insurers towards sustainable business practices. As part of this activity, she designed and set up several market studies on sustainability in the insurance sector, the latest of which, in 2017, was done in co-operation with Fährmann Unternehmensberatung GmbH with a focus on CSR communication in the insurance sector.
In parallel, she has initiated forums and working groups for sector and company-specific exchanges on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) as well as stakeholder engagement processes. She is an expert and writer on the topic of comprehensible and integrated communication and diversity with a qualification for accompanying inclusive processes. In 2011 and 2012, Désirée was a key driver for communications on the board of German network of consultants on sustainability SustainCo.
She passed the German state exams in Education, curative education and German literature at Cologne University and has an MBA in Sustainability Management from Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.