Anja is a consultant and counsellor to leaders of companies and not-for-profit institutions. She has more than twenty years of experience of working with organizations, teams, and their leadership to develop strategies, establish and adapt structures, processes, and ways of working, and supporting individuals in their personal growth journeys. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Anja holds an M.A. and a PhD in Early Modern History as well as a Habilitation. She also studied philosophy and computer science. For her academic work, she spent many months doing research in archives in Vienna, Paris, Rome, and Geneva. She also taught courses at the universities in Mainz and Mannheim. In 2001, Anja joined top management consultancy McKinsey & Company, Inc. and worked there for 12 years, first as an associate, later as a partner. Prior to joining the MWE Board of Directors, Anja was a member of the Board of Directors of Khyentse Foundation. She lives in Hamburg with her son.