Managing Partner Schlange & Co. GmbH
President S&C North America Inc.
Joachim Schlange is Co-Founder and Spokesman of the management at Schlange & Co. GmbH, as well as President of S&C North America Inc.
As Managing Director at Systain Consulting GmbH, a subsidiary of the Otto Group, Joachim Schlange built up the CR consultancy in 2002. As a spin-off, he co-founded S&C in 2006. Between 2000 and 2002, he was Managing Director of Tiscali Germany, a subsidiary of the Italian Tiscali S.p.A., which at that point was one of the leading European internet service providers. Prior to that, from 1990 to 1999, Joachim Schlange was Associate Partner and Co-Head of the global Transportation Competence Center at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany. Between 1982 and 1990, he was Director and Vice-President of Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, London, and Lisbon.
Joachim Schlange gained his first experiences during his time in New York as an investment banker at J.Henry Schroder from 1978 to 1982. He graduated from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business with an MBA in 1982.
Joachim Schlange is married and has 3 daughters. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Katrin Rohde Foundation in Germany and in the USA since 2008. Furthermore, he has been a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce since 2015.
Joachim Schlange speaks German (native language) and is fluent in English and Portuguese.
Marina Dirks is Principal of S&C North America Inc.. She advises German and American clients on materiality assessments and strategy development. Additionally, she supports clients in their stakeholder dialogue processes and CR reporting. Marina Dirks is also an expert in Hotspot-Analyses and the CR software, Enablon.
Marina Dirks received her M.Sc. in Business & Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the U.S. She holds a B.A. in Business & Economics from Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. Her concentration was on strategic management, finance, and CR. She is currently completing a M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Hagen and the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT via distance learning.
Marina Dirks gained professional experience at the UNEP Finance Initiative and through various internships in the private sector at Philips Healthcare, the Thalia Group, and a Swedish consulting company. In 2010, Marina Dirks received the CSR Award from the Stockholm School of Economics and Unilever.
Marina Dirks speaks German, English, Swedish, and French