Hans-Peter Meister

Hans-Peter Meister

Adjunct Professor at Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University

Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University

General Information


Ph.D. - Biology , University of Wuerzburg

doctorate - Biology , Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg


Founder - Meister Consultants Group Inc

Board Member - A Better City

Press Secretary - German Federal Ministry

Member - National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Member of the Supervisory Board - Klaus Lurse Personal + Management AG

Chief Executive Officer - IFOK GmbH

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On Friday, Hans-Peter Meister will broaden our perspective on this rapidly-growing field by sharing with us some of the differences between D&D practice in the E.U. and our practice in the U.S.
He will also tell us about the new European Dialogue Consortium, and what that group plans to do. Hans-Peter Meister Dr. Hans-Peter Meister is a German entrepreneur and a leader in change management. Following a career in business and politics, he founded IFOK, one of Germany's leading political consulting firms, and Meister Consultants Group, a newly established American subsidiary based in Newburyport, MA. Deeply convinced that change can only be achieved successfully by involving those affected, Hans-Peter and his team innovated change management by approaching political, environmental and social challenges with the expertise of a think tank and the professionalism of a business consultancy. Among IFOK's signature projects are the Regional Dialogue Forum Frankfurt Airport, a comprehensive political mediation process on the future and enlargement of Frankfurt Airport as well as a highly successful energy saving program, by now implemented in 80 German cities. IFOK's clients include the Office of the Federal Chancellor; the European Commission and Parliament; the German Council of Sustainable Development; the City of Heidelberg; BMW Group; Deutsche Lufthansa; EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG; Vattenfall Europe Mining Corporation; the Bertelsmann Foundation, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE); Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rhine-Neckar among many others. IFOK recently led a Europe-wide group of leaders in public engagement to launch the European Dialogue Consortium - a network inspired, in part, by NCDD. Prior to founding IFOK, Hans-Peter served as the Head of Political Communications and Environmental Public Affairs at the international chemical company, BASF AG, and as the Spokesperson of former German Federal Minister for the Environment, Klaus Töpfer. Currently Hans-Peter advises the German Federal Government as well as several State governments on energy and climate change issues, and counsels international companies on how to move towards a low-carbon economy. Hans-Peter is the author of numerous books and articles, his most recent book is Beteiligung - ein Programm für Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Participation - a Program for Politics, Business and Society). Since 2005, he teaches Political Communication as an adjunct professor at the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He studied Biology in Darmstadt, Wuerzburg, Los Angeles and Lisbon, and holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Wuerzburg.

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Meister Consultants Group - E-I Consultinggroup

Mr. Hans-Peter Meister
E hans-peter.meister@ifok.de

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IFOK.KOMM (Newsletter 02/13) - E-I Consultinggroup

Dr. Hans-Peter Meister, Founder and CEO of IFOK, and Dr. Dominik Zahrnt, a Consultant at IFOK, have published an article in "kommunikationsmanager - Das Forum der Entscheider", the professional journal for the communications, media and public affairs sectors.

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