Sabine Dembkowski is a board adviser credited with having identified the seven hallmarks of effective boards. She started her career in management consultancy with AT Kearney and Monitor Company in London before setting up leadership advisory firm in Germany. Dembkowski conducted extensive research on board effectiveness. Her research is peer-reviewed, published and led to the development of an innovative online tool that is used by FTSE-listed organizations as part of a board review, board evaluation and board development programs. She studied business and management in Germany and Britain.