Hello, I am
Nancy Birkhölzer

Managing Director
I am driven by designing collaboration – between teams, co-founders, partners, clients and individuals – who share the same beliefs.

Nancy is Managing Director at PwC IXDS GmbH since IXDS became part of the PwC network in 2020.

With her passion for building impactful organizations and teams, she joined IXDS in 2012 as Managing Partner, growing it to a team of 70 with studios in Berlin and Munich. Prior to IXDS she established Fjord’s Germany studio in 2007 in her role as Managing Director, followed by a Group Director role in 2011 to build Fjord’s global Service Design Academy. Fjord has been part of Accenture Interactive since 2013.

Leading global innovation projects, her 20 years of professional experience in designing human-centered products & services were gained in corporate product management and user experience roles at Yahoo and Vodafone as well as various design studios.
 
Nancy was recognized as one of the "100 Women of the Future" by Deutschland – Land der Ideen, and chosen (together with Prof. Reto Wettach) as one of the "15 Thought leaders & Innovators of 2015" by WIRED magazine. She regularly takes in guest professorships and speaker engagements, mentors startups & founders and is a member of the supervisory board at gut.org.

She is a Fulbright Alumna, Alumna of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and a member of their admission commission selecting excellent future design scholars.

Nancy studied design at the Köln International School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design. She loves the outdoors, mountaineering & nature.

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