Sabine Pirkner

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With close to 20 years of experience in international board, C-level and leadership team assessment and development, Sabine has worked with senior executives as a trusted coach and advisor. She has partnered with national and global organizations of all sizes, including publicly listed corporations, family-owned businesses and the public sector.

Sabine provides a breadth of insight and advice in talent management, CEO succession planning and executive development, leading advisory projects on cultural or organizational topics, as well as development audits, assessments for mergers, and executive search mandates. By supporting digital transformation processes, Sabine also helps drive comprehensive change initiatives, organizational design, people development and cultural audits.

Sabine was with a leading international executive search firm for five years, as a Senior Principal in Germany and Head of Leadership & Talent Consulting for Austria and worked more recently for Russell Reynolds in Germany. She also co-founded her own boutique management firm and has worked for leading multinationals, including Accenture and Aon Hewitt.

Sabine holds a BA in human resource management from the University of Salzburg and a Master’s degree in organizational and economic psychology from the University of Vienna. She has also completed certifications in labor law and executive leadership for global organizations and is a licensed trainer and coach. Sabine speaks fluent English and German.


  • Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial services
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • FMCG
  • Marketing
  • Logistics, Supply Chain


  • Board
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Project Management

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