Rieke Harmsen

Chief Editor Online | Digital Strategist

Main focus: Digital Strategist

Twitter handle: @RiekeHarmsen

Languages: German, English, French

City: Munich

Country: Germany

Topics: innovation, social entrepreneurship, change management, ngo, npo

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

I am passionate about digital transformation, innovation and leadership in NGOs. I have more than 20 years of experience in journalism, storytelling and digital media.


As head of digital / chief editor online for the independent media association EPV in Munich, Germany, I am responsible for the digitalization of our company. I have deep expertise in developing and executing strategies for the digital transformation.

I am an experienced team leader, coach and mentor. My online team (+30 people) redesigns and develop products, manage partnerships, introduces new products and seeks web solutions especially for small companies and NGOs. I am passionate about diversity, mentorship and leadership.

As my last job I worked as journalist and editor for the news agency epd, Munich. The agency has about 100 journalists in germany and delivers news to more than 100 newspapers, tv and radio stations in the country.

I have an international background and lived in Chicago, Geneva, Amsterdam and different places in Germany. Beside my mother tongue german, I speak english and french fluently as well as italian and dutch.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Barcamp Kirche Süd, Vortrag "Digitalisierung für NGOs", Stuttgart, 2019

Wie gelingt der digitale Wandel in kirchlichen Einrichtungen? Sechs Empfehlungen für den Umgang mit Digitalisierung in der Kirche.

This talk is in: German
Schulungen und Workshops zu Social Media

Social Media für NGOs und NPOs, für Kirchengemeinden, Diakonie und soziale Einrichtungen.

This talk is in: German