Korn Ferry
Sabine Pirkner

Sabine Pirkner



Sabine Pirkner is a Principal for Korn Ferry Hay Group, based in the firm’s Vienna office.

Ms. Pirkner works with clients on implementing organizational strategy into the daily practice of leaders at all levels. She has worked across many business sectors, offering clients insights and expert advice on organizational design and culture, engagement, change management, leadership and team effectiveness, executive assessment and coaching.

Ms. Pirkner was responsible for the realignment of human resource strategy to become an excellent business partner. 

Ms. Pirkner has successfully supported companies in transforming their organizational structure, encouraging development on individual, team, and organizational level. To leverage the potential of performance, she delivered people surveys, realized leadership development processes, and competency assessments. Ms. Pirkner has extensive experience in talent management and organizational consulting in industries as well as in the public sector.

Organizational design and work measurement, as well as talent and performance management represent Ms. Pirkner’s particular expertise. She provides a breadth of insights and advice, based on over twelve years experience in the consulting business and on two years in line management. 

Prior to joining Hay Group, Ms. Pirkner worked as an human resource business partner for JAF International Services. Before that she worked as a consultant with Hewitt Associates, Anderson Consulting, Ernst & Young, and was an independent consultant for eight years.

Ms. Pirkner holds a master of psychology from Vienna University and is a licensed trainer and coach.