Principal, Frankfurt

Magdalena is a Principal at Korn Ferry’s Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s Technology and Financial Services practices.

Ms Daberkow's focus lies on Executive Search assignments with emphasis on the TMT sector including large corporates as well as pure-play tech start-up- and scale-up-environment.

She specializes in roles at the intersection of Technology and Financial Services. Additionally, she runs functional (IT/Finance) search assignments across various industries.

Magdalena has developed her expertise having previously served a variety of clients within regulated, complex industries in Europe as well as Private Equity funds and their portfolio companies in regard to Senior Executive roles and Non-Executive-Director positions.

Magdalena is a genuine sponsor of diversity and inclusion and enjoys delivering highest quality results in that respect in order to achieve ambitious transformational goals in organizations she is advising.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Magdalena spent several years with another leading, large Executive Search firm as well as a specialized Financial Services search-boutique.

As Polish and German national, socialized in an international and entrepreneurial environment, she had the chance to dive into a variety of business environments and business cultures in her early professional years.

Before her permanent relocation to Germany from Poland and changing her career path to Executive Search, Magdalena held international Business Development positions in family-owned companies in the International Trade and Automotive sector.

She started her career in Forensic Consulting for financial institutions in Poland where she built up a cross-border Polish-German business desk from scratch.

Magdalena earned a Master’s Degree in German Studies & Linguistics from the University of Warsaw and a postgraduate diploma in International Trade & Economics from the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

She is business fluent in German, English, Polish and has a good command of French.