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consists of experienced consultants who work for pro.mara consulting on a full-time or project basis. They base their experience on their prior work in CSR or sustainability departments of global corporations or their consulting experience in renowned international strategy consultancies. Our consultants are supported by a professional back office consisting of our own analysts and researchers as well as selected partners that support our work.

pro.mara consulting is led by Dr. Manuela Drews and Dr. Raik Drews. Together they combine more than 20 years of consulting experience with a focus on strategy, CSR and sustainability consulting.

Corporate leadership team

Dr. Manuela Drews, Hamburg (Dr. rer. pol., Diploma in Business Administration)

Dr. Drews

Dr. Manuela Drews (née Weber) is executive director of pro.mara consulting. Furthermore, she works as a lecturer for CSR and sustainability at Hamburg School of Business Administration and at Leuphana University Lueneburg.

Before founding pro.mara consulting, Manuela has worked as consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. for 6 years, serving clients in Germany and Europe from a great variety of industries. Her current consulting focus is on the development of CSR and sustainability strategies, KPI and management systems and on strategic stakeholder communication.

Manuela studied business administration at Bayreuth University and at the University of Oporto (Portugal). She completed her PhD studies about the “Business case for CSR” at the Centre for Sustainability Management at Leuphana University Lueneburg.

Dr. Raik Drews, Hamburg (Dr. rer. pol., Diploma in Industrial Engineering)

Dr. Drews

Dr. Raik Drews is authorized representative (“Prokurist”) and partner of pro.mara consulting. He supports pro.mara consulting on a project basis as expert for sustainable logistics, production and organizational optimization in the CSR/sustainability context. At the same time, Raik is executive director of pro.mara GmbH, a software development and IT-consulting firm.

Before founding pro.mara GmbH, Raik has worked as consultant, engagement manager and associate principal within McKinsey & Company's Business Technology Office for more than 5 years. His consulting activities focused on serving clients in technology-oriented high tech, manufacturing systems engineering and logistics industries. Raik studied industrial engineering and acquired extensive knowledge in sustainable logistics and production during his PhD research focusing on efficient production logistics structures at Rostock University.

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Guest article by Dr. Manuela Drews in
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