Claudia studied business administration at Koblenz/Germany based Public and Business Administration Academy, and Sustainability Management (MBA) at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. In her Master Thesis, she examines the relationship between sustainability standards and sustainable competitive strategies and demonstrates how standards contribute to a successful business. Claudia has been involved in the field of sustainable textiles, focusing on organic, since 2005. Among other activities, she worked as a consultant and has been editor of the b2b sustainable textiles magazine “natürlich natur”. Until recently, she served as board member responsible for marketing with IVN, the Germany based member organization of the GOTS International Working Group.
In her new position, Claudia will finalize the GOTS marketing project already lead by her since last year and will be responsible for its implementation, including the work of the GOTS Regional Representatives presently active in North America, Scandinavia, Great Britain, Australia/New Zealand, Japan, India, and China. For the time being, Claudia will simultaneously continue to serve as Regional Representative for the German speaking countries.
The GOTS Management now consists of GOTS Technical Director Marcus Bruegel, GOTS Marketing Director Claudia Kersten and GOTS Managing Director and IWG Coordinator Herbert Ladwig.