Director of Consulting, Berlin
Based in Germany
Madeleine leads twentyfifty’s German branch and is responsible for the global technology & science sector portfolio. For twentyfifty, she has led projects in the pharmaceutical, chemical, telecommunication, automotive, lighting, energy, garment and tourism sectors where she has supported companies to undertake human rights risk and impact assessments and design their due diligence approaches and responsible sourcing strategies. Among other things she has developed the methodology for and conducted the first ever HRIA in the tourism sector for Kuoni in Kenya – a widely recognised example of good practice.
Madeleine is an experienced trainer and facilitator, having led twentyfifty’s business & human rights coaching program since 2010. This has involved training company representatives in Germany, the UK, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Kenya and South Africa. She has successfully completed SAI’s SA 8000 Introduction and Basic Auditor Training Course.
Before joining twentyfifty, Madeleine worked as Consultant for the Focal Point of the UN Global Compact Network in Germany where she supported the member companies on human rights due diligence and sustainable supply chains. She has also been a project manager for German think tank adelphi on sustainable procurement and a freelance consultant for a German Dax-30 company. As a Carlo Schmid Fellow at the Geneva Office of Human Rights Watch (HRW) she supported HRW’s advocacy work at the UN Human Rights Council. She studied Political Science in Berlin and at IEP Strasbourg and holds a diploma (MA equivalent) from the Freie Universität Berlin.