You studied economics, but then entered the IT sector. How did this come about?
When I worked in the corporate development department of a large corporation after my studies, I realized that every project has an IT component. And that without IT competence, you can neither enter discussions on equal terms nor challenge key stakeholders. That’s why I decided back then to apply for a job as an IT project manager at another large company, despite hardly having any IT skills. The only criterion for the job description that I fulfilled was having lots of motivation. And so it wasn’t surprising that I initially received a rejection and only got the job after chasing it. The decisive factor was that I was given the chance to demonstrate my strengths in the areas of project and stakeholder management at the job interview and was able to win over the line managers with my inquisitiveness and willingness to learn.