Gabriele Walker-Rudolf was born on 27.6.1957 in Ludwigsburg. In 1978, she graduated from the Wirtschaftsgymnasium with the Abitur and, as one of the pioneers, began studying business administration at the Berufsakademie Stuttgart in cooperation with the dual partner "Hewlett-Packard".
After graduating with a degree in business administration (BA), she joined Hewlett-Packard in 1981 as a financial analyst in the treasury department. After a short time, she took on management responsibilities 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 the software "HP-Cash", a treasury management system. After further management tasks in controlling at Hewlett-Packard, she joined Drees & Sommer in 1991 as Managing Director of the Drees & Sommer group of companies for the commercial area, personnel and purchasing.
In 1997, Gabriele Walker-Rudolf joined the partnership of the Drees & Sommer group of companies. Since then, she has accompanied the successful development of the leading European consulting, planning and project management company, which today employs 3,200 people at 40 locations worldwide. Drees & Sommer is a company led by 38 Partners and has been organized in the legal form of a European SE since 2017.
Gabriele Walker-Rudolf is responsible for all corporate finance issues and strategic corporate development within the group. In addition to supporting the organic development of the company, her tasks also include the profitable further development of the company through company acquisitions, for further competence, innovation and capacity building. Gabriele Walker-Rudolf 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 targets.
Gabriele Walker-Rudolf has been involved in youth work for many years. She was responsible for working with young people both at the YMCA and later at the ski guild in Schwieberdingen.
Gabriele Walker-Rudolf is married and has no children.