Dr. Hans-Peter Meister founded IFOK in 1995 and led the business until 2017, when he took on a supervisory role alongside the CEO of Cadmus Group, Ian Kline, and as member of the Board of Partners of IFOK. Dr. Meister oversees the further international expansion of IFOK and Cadmus Group. He holds a doctorate degree in Biology and has established several successful companies after having worked at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and at the BASF. Dr. Meister is a well-known international leader in the field of sustainability, dialogue, participation and mediation. As a fellow, he also teaches and conducts research at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.