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About Ilka Hennet
At the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Ilka Hennet is able to fully indulge her passion for networks and networking – most notably when it comes to organizing and designing Responsible Leadership formats and helping build the Foundation’s regional networks, currently with a focus on Europe. In this work, she is served well not only by her interpersonal communication skills but also by her university studies in the interdisciplinary field of applied cultural sciences.
Ilka started her career by organizing international events for a Cologne-based recruitment agency. After moving to Berlin, she worked for an international architectural firm, optimizing its workflow and complementing the firm’s external communications with art and dialogue events. While other people are still struggling to stay on top of their post-it notes or digital sorting systems, Ilka has already checked off half of the items on her neat to-do list and pro-actively solved several problems on the side before others have even recognized them as such. For her, the steadily growing network of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt is an excellent tool for connecting people who can achieve more together.
After spending her early career in Switzerland and moving to seven different cities between Seattle and Cologne, she has, since 2001, very much settled down with her family in Berlin-Kreuzberg. She still loves to travel, however, and is inspired by art from all periods – with the exception of the Romantic era.