Caroline is a passionate believer in the power of networks meaning human connections which – in a structured and purpose-driven business context – results in bigger, better, and more cost-effective achievement of commercial goals.
After co-founding the innogy Innovation Hub in 2014, she has focused on developing “Global Network Engagement”: a structured and data-driven approach to getting stakeholders and target audiences systematically and intrinsically engaged. Network Engagement combines sales, marketing and communications in a holistic manner. It sits strongly at the interplay of overarching (strategic) business objectives and commercial results. Network Engagement is a key component of any business relationship and its management and can be applied to any industry or company.
Overall, Caroline has 18+ years of international experience in early-stage companies and business development within the wider utility sector. She has proven success in building and developing innovative business segments and areas of competence. Backed by her corporate strategy and management background, Caroline has then specialized in innovation in the areas of sales and marketing. Practical digital & corporate cultural transformation have been key components of this work. All of this led to becoming an expert of and influencer in both worlds: corporate as well as global network structures in entrepreneurial ecosystems.
According to her peers, Caroline consistently spreads her positivity, intrinsic interest in people and new topics and passion for seeking new challenges, whilst always realizing tangible commercial outcomes at pace.