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Karen Heumann

thjnk AG, Hamburg, Germany

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Karen Heumann is the founder and co-managing director of the thjnk agency group. After graduating in Business Administration and German Studies in France, she worked as an agency strategist in various management roles, including as Director of Planning at Leagas Delaney Germany and a board member responsible for strategy at Jung van Matt AG, before co-founding thjnk AG in August 2012. Karen has received frequent recognition for her work, including Top Influencer of 99 Women in Marketing, Advertising and Media (Horizont 2017), one of the Top 100 Women in German Business (manager magazin 2017, 2018, 2019) and 20 Women to Watch Europe (AdAge, 2016). She was twice named Agency Manager of the Year (new business, 2004, 2014) and also Influencer in Advertising in Germany (W&V, 2019). Karen is also co-founder of the German branch of the International Women's Forum (IWF) and a member of the advisory board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. In 2015 she was co-initiator of the German Fashion Design Council. (October 2019)