Gabriele Walker-Rudolf was born on June 27, 1957 in Ludwigsburg. In 1978, she graduated from business secondary school with a Baccalaureate and studied business administration in Stuttgart in cooperation with the dual partner "Hewlett-Packard."
After graduating with a degree in business administration, she joined Hewlett-Packard in 1981 as a financial analyst in the finance department. After a short time, she took on management roles and was responsible for hedging currency positions for Hewlett-Packard Germany in addition to central cash management. She was also responsible for the development and worldwide marketing of "HP-Cash," a finance management system. After further management tasks in controlling at Hewlett-Packard, she joined Drees & Sommer in 1991 as Managing Director for the commercial area, personnel, and purchasing.
In 1997, Gabriele Walker-Rudolf joined the partnership of the Drees & Sommer group of companies, which is led by 38 partners. Since then, she has guided the successful development of this leading European consulting, planning, and project management company, which employs 3,200 people at 40 locations worldwide.
Gabriele Walker-Rudolf is responsible for all corporate finance issues and strategic corporate development within the group She is responsible for supporting the responsible operational partners of the group, from the initiation of acquisitions to the conclusion of contracts and the successful integration of the acquisitions.
Gabriele Walker-Rudolf has been involved in youth work for many years. She has worked with young people both at the YMCA and at the ski guild in Schwieberdingen.
Gabriele Walker-Rudolf is married and has no children.