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Sybil Kleinmichel, Managing Director

Sybil Kleinmichel worked with the Rhein-Main Chamber of Commerce to create a management system certification body in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2006-2007. At that time, she realized the need for a management system for non-profit organizations to increase transparency, performance and trust. Since then she has recruited a team of expert auditors, consultants and coaches who are experts in their industries to draft this new global norm. Members of the working group are pictured below.

Sybil Kleinmichel has been a registered independent management system auditor with DQS GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany, continually since 2007. She founded the company Sycheck Foundation to serve customers with support to achieve rapid, positive change verified by external independent certifications.

Mrs. Kleinmichel has lived and worked in Germany since 1991. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services, telecoms and software industries and has specialized in IT, information security system-wide improvement. Leading a team of experts, she has facilitated the writing of a global management system standard for social companies, NGOs and non-profit organizations.

The Sycheck team offers clients consulting, audit and Appreciative Inquiry coaching services. This helps leaders and teams to ensure optimal performance of all key processes. This includes but is not limited to risk and compliance management, IT security and business development and innovation.

She helps clients get certified with her experience as a lead auditor in management systems such as in quality, environmental, social accountability, IT services, business continuity, information security, security in the supply chain, SEDEX and GDP.

Sybil Kleinmichel has recruited a team of international experts who partner with Sycheck Foundation as auditors, consultants and coaches. Our team helps entrepreneurial leaders and philanthropists to work to achieve some of the 17 global compact goals – the most challenging global problems by harnessing innovation with a strengths-based approach to organizational design. We have seen clients become even more fit for the future by and increase impact by using our proven method.

Sybil Kleinmichel

Lead Auditor, ISO 9001, 20000, 23201, 27001, SA8000, SEDEX, GDP and Eura Global Quality Seal

Marie-Luise Stoll-Steffan

Lead Auditor, ISO 9001, NP-QMS and senior consultant and trainer

Norbert Sickenberger

Senior consultant, member of the board Frankfurt Children’s Foundation

Andrea Watzel

Website Design and Internal Projects