Carina Kofler

Project and Event Manager

Sector: Business Consulting and Services

Member Since, February 28, 2024

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About Me

I am a highly motivated, committed, and results-oriented project and event management professional with more than 13 years of experience in project and operations management, event planning and execution, communications, database management, as well as business and office support. I possess a business ownership mindset and exceptional organizational skills with experience in effectively managing various projects and events at the same time. It is my passion to deliver high-quality results and serve clients at the best level.


  • Master of Business: Event Management (2010 - 2011) Griffith University

    Grade Point Average: 6.83 (Scale 1-7, with 7 the highest) Key subjects: Contemporary Sport & Event Marketing; Sustainable Event Management; Sport Event Management; Business Event Management; Event Operations and Management; Strategic Management: Tourism, Event & Sport; Managing Financial Resources; Managing Volunteers and the Event Workforce

  • Graduate Certificate in Business (2010 - 2010) Griffith University

    Grade Point Average: 7.00 (Scale 1-7, with 7 the highest) Key subjects: Marketing; Corporate Communications; Leisure Industries; Organisational Management

  • Bachelor: Language, Culture and Translation (2006 - 2009) JGU, Mainz, Germany

    Grade Point Average: 6.83 (Scale 1-7, with 7 the highest) Key subjects: Translatology & Linguistics; Foreign Language Competence; Economics & Business; Area studies

  • Bilingual Secretary (2004 - 2006) Technical College Multi Lingua, Bayreuth, Germany

    Grade Point Average: 1.20 (Scale 1-6, with 1 the highest) Key subjects: English & Spanish; Translation & Interpreting; Economics & Business

Work & Experience

  • McKinsey & Company, Barcelona, Spain (2023 - Present ) Senior Communications Manager

    Lead Risk & Resilience Practice’s marketing and communications efforts globally including: ➢ Strategy planning, prioritization of objectives and projects, development of annual plan and budget ➢ Manage a portfolio of major events and partnerships (external parties), with a total portfolio of about 150 events globally per year; including decision-making authority, budget management, quality control, monitoring schedules, invoices, negotiations, and contracts ➢ Lead end-to-end management of special projects, e.g., resilience campaign which included a virtual Clevel summit, several resilience publications, McKinsey business resilience website, social media; as a result, McKinsey has been leading in terms of share of voice for the term “business resilience” ➢ Manage the Risk Practice’s client database (CRM), including expansion of data sets (responsible for 60% growth over the last 5 years), maintenance of data, and dissemination of mailing campaigns; leveraging new tools such as LinkedIn Sales Navigator ➢ Member of the Risk & Resilience editorial board, providing support on Risk Practice publications and update McKinsey’s Risk Practice website on ➢ Assist consultants and leadership of the Risk Practice and streamline decision-making processes by generating reports, analysing data, conducting research (external and internal research), and providing operational business support ➢ Process special projects, such as improving the exchange of data and experiences between departments ➢ Provide training for new colleagues and lead communications and event team of five

  • McKinsey & Company, Barcelona, Spain (2022 - 2022 ) Communications Manager

  • McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt, Germany (2019 - 2021 ) Communications Manager

  • McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt, Germany (2017 - 2019 ) External Relations Specialist

  • McKinsey & Company, St Petersburg, FL, United States (2016 - 2017 ) Knowledge Operations & External Relations Specialist

  • German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Melbourne, Australia (2015 - 2015 ) Manager Events & Training (6-month contract)

    ➢ Coordinate and deliver Chamber events, such as the Australian-Germany Business Conference 2015 and the Chamber’s 2015 Gala Dinner; including contract management and invoicing ➢ Design, create, and deliver training packages and workshops for Chamber members and non-members ➢ Build and maintain working relationships with key German and Australian stakeholder

  • McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt, Germany (2014 - 2015 ) Knowledge Operations & External Relations Coordinator

  • McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt, Germany (2013 - 2013 ) Knowledge Operations & External Relations Administrator

  • McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt, Germany (2012 - 2013 ) Executive Assistant

  • GCB German Convention Bureau, Frankfurt, Germany (2011 - 2012 ) Trainee: Event Management/Media & Communications

    ➢ Event assistant for the international trade fairs IMEX Frankfurt & IMEX America ➢ Assist with the creation of GCB’s customer magazine; revise information material (English/German) ➢ Social media & content management ➢ Provide GCB membership support ➢ Support office administration, e.g., daily processing of postal items and invoices