After finishing her business education – in a dual system at a trading company for construction elements in Hamburg – Petra Happe entered the marketing, sales and controlling departments of various trading companies. In 1993 with the support of a Business Angel from Hamburg, she founded her own company “Art&Office”, the special interplay of art and commerce.
After five years of self-employment and a change of location from Hamburg to Munich, she completed postgraduate studies in industrial and organisational psychology in 1997 and then joined Cantor consultancy in Munich, a spin-off from Mummert & Partner personnel consultancy, as a consultant in the field of HR and executive search.
At the beginning of 2000, Mrs. Happe joined the CapGemini Group as a consultant, which operated as Gemini Executive Search after a management buy-out.
From 2006 to 2009, Petra Happe was a personnel consultant at Kienbaum Executive Consultants GmbH, where she was jointly responsible for the Advanced Technologies and Venture Capital division.
In 2009 she joined Steinbach & Partner Executive Consultants as a partner. Since October 2013 Petra Happe is partner and co-owner at Board Partners GmbH.
In addition to her professional passion for personnel consulting and the start-up business, her interest lies in the turnaround of our conflict culture. Therefore, Petra Happe completed a multi-stage training as a business mediator at Steinbeis University and is a member of Steinbeis-Mediationsforum e.V.