Christiane Mueck

christiane mueck

Advisor at Misk Foundation


Bio Summary

I’m an accomplished business leader, people developer, and organizational culture builder with two decades of experience. I thrive in imaginative, entrepreneurial organizations on the brink of professionalization where I can apply my unique mix of strategy and business consulting, leadership, mentoring, and coaching skills.

My career experience includes:

- 6 years top management experience with BCG, focusing on human capital development

- 4 years with a GCC university, building their medical college and supporting overall strategy

- 2 years with a boutique consultancy, leading the HE and TVET practice

- 2 years with a major Saudi foundation, supporting the full programs portfolio

- 6 years in different HE strategy and research roles

I like working with a diverse range of smart, creative people from millennials to senior industry experts who share an ambition for growing the business, continuously developing themselves and others, and building an attractive high-performing workplace. Armed with a PhD in education economics, I have worked and lived in 7 countries with a particular passion for education, healthcare, and public sector reform.

I am open to opportunities as a partner, advisor, coach, co-founder and investor in Europe (based out of Berlin), US East Coast and the Middle East.

Employment History

Misk Foundation


Misk Foundation

November 2019 - present

Riyadh Saudi Arabia

I work directly with the Chief Programs Officer, the Directors reporting to him and a team of 60 to improve the planning and delivery of 25+ projects across Leadership Development, Entrepreneurship, Community Engagement, and ...see more

PACS - Pinnacle Advisory And Consulting Services


PACS - Pinnacle Advisory And Consulting Services

April 2017 - June 2019

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Christiane was a Partner & Managing Director at Pinnacle Advisory and Consulting Services (PACS). PACS is a boutique strategy and management consulting firm covering the MENA region. She led the firm’s Education Practice a ...see more

Qatar University

Associate Vice President

Qatar University

December 2014 - April 2017

Doha, Qatar

Developed medical college as project manager and first employee from scratch within two years. Member of college leadership team and of national steering committee for the college. As AVP for Strategy and Development at the C ...see more

Qatar Leadership Center

Program Manager

Qatar Leadership Center

May 2013 - December 2014

Doha, Qatar

Worked as the overall project manager to establish the first national College of Medicine at Qatar University. Member of the national steering committee for the college. Led and conducted all parts of 12-month feasibility stu ...see more

Boston Consulting Group - BCG

Project Leader

Boston Consulting Group - BCG

June 2007 - March 2013

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Worked in the Berlin and Dubai in the Public Sector (federal and state governments, education systems, education institutions), Financial Services (insurance, sovereign wealth funds); functional experience in strategy, organi ...see more

Humboldt University of Berlin

Project Associate

Humboldt University of Berlin

August 2005 - September 2006

Berlin, Germany

Worked with the VP for Research on the university's submission to the 1st round of the German Excellence Initiative (large-scale federal funding for graduate schools and research clusters). Coordinated and supported lead rese ...see more

Deutsches Zentrum Für Hochschul- Und Wissenschaftsforschung

Research Associate

Deutsches Zentrum Für Hochschul- Und Wissenschaftsforschung

May 2004 - June 2005

Hauptbahnhof, 30159 Hannover, Germany

Conducted research funded by German federal and state governments on higher education finance. Developed policy implications for high-level HE as well as state/federal government representatives, and presented them to stakeho ...see more

Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Für Unternehmensführung

Research Associate

Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Für Unternehmensführung

August 2002 - January 2004

56179 Vallendar, Germany

Conducted academic research on higher education strategy, finance and digital transformation. Prepared PhD proposal on higher education management transformation. Supported the build-up and operations of the Chair for Corpora ...see more


Master's in Business Administration/Management

Wissenschaftliche Hochschule fuer Unternehmensfuehrung


Ph.D in Economics

Carl von Ossietzky Universität


Master's in Business Administration/Management

EM Lyon


Master's in Business Administration/Management

EM Lyon


Language Skills

Country Experience

France Germany Japan Kuwait Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates


Economics, Policy, and Social Studies

Education to Employment,

Economic Planning,

Citizen Engagement,

Impact Assessment,

Human Resources

Capability Development,

Leadership Development


Change & Implementation,

Project Management,

Transformation Management Office,

Business Process Management,

Capacity Management & Planning,

Corporate Functions,

Operational Excellence,

Business Case,

Business Planning,

Business Unit Strategy,

Corporate Strategy,

Feasability Studies,

New Business Build,

Corporate Development,

Growth Strategy,

Operating Model,

Strategic Planning,

Innovation Strategy,

Education and Training

Program Management


Financial Planning

Industry Experience

Social Sector

NGOs and Nonprofits,

Foundations and Philanthropy

Principal Investors

Sovereign Wealth Fund


Providers & Services