… is a veteran in the areas of publishing, NGOs, and trade associations. As a co-publisher of a popular scientific journal on nature and environmental protection, and as chairperson of a nature conservation organization, Annette has a long-standing experience with political and associations’ expert committees and with public authorities. Annette’s extensive skill-set includes research, task-management, editing, as well as office-, conference-, and travel-management.
Annette holds an M.A. from Freie Universität Berlin in history and German studies.
Conrad von Lilien-Waldau
… is passionate about innovation, growth and market-entry strategies. As an entrepreneur, he promoted development by bringing solar electricity to rural off-grid communities in West Africa. Prior to his adventures in Africa, Conrad worked as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney in various parts of the world.
Conrad graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He also holds an MBA (Dipl.-Kfm.) from Universität Bayreuth.
… grew up in Germany and has lived in Israel for several years. Having held several positions in business consulting and biotechnology companies, she has built deep functional and international expetise in marketing and business plan development.
Jona studied business administration at IDC Herzliya, Israel.
… specializes in start-ups, IT, and real estate development. He has a solid understanding of Israel’s economy and is well-connected in its start-up scene.
Micha studied politics, international relations and conflict resolution at IDC Herzliya. Micha also studied European studies at IDC Herzliya in cooperation with Al Quds University, East-Jerusalem, and the Royal Scientific Society, Amman.
… is passionate about real estate, construction and new technologies. During the past three decades, she practiced as an architect, headed a building authority and promoted international research and technology transfer. She could thus build thorough expertise in each of these fields and in their respective combinations. Not only has Marianne built structures from brick and mortar; as an entrepreneur, she has also built the structure of small- and medium-sized businesses and complemented them with her controlling, event-management and PR-expertise.
Marianne studied architecture in Berlin, at Virginia Tech and in Burgundy. Since 1982, she has worked in construction management, as an architect for hospitals and administrative buildings, and as managing director of various consulting firms.
… knows the legal chances and risks of entrepreneurial activity. He also knows the applicable legal options, which he employs in a robust and pragmatic fashion. Sebastian has many years of experience as a lawyer specialized in public commercial law, in financial consulting, and in interim-management and supervision of large and small companies. He has published several articles in the trade press.
After graduating from law school, Sebastian worked as a research assistant at Freie Universität Berlin’s faculty of law, business and economics. In 1992 he was admitted to the bar and has subsequently, i.a., lead one of Germany’s most prominent law firms as managing partner; see www.sjlaw.de
… has worked in project development and project management for more than a decade. She is also well versed in human resource management. For nearly two decades, Noemi has conducted trainings and organized conventions for municipal agencies and NGOs at national and international level. In this context, Noemi has gained comprehensive experience in applying for public and private sector funding.
Noemi studied education at Freie Universität, Berlin, and Goethe Universität, Frankfurt. She has built recognition through several scientific publications.
Dr. Schimon Staszewski
… grew up in a merchant family, is married, and has three children. He is a medical doctor and practices as an anesthesiologist, psychotherapist, and general practitioner. He is chairman of the association of friends and supporters (“Freunde und Förderer”) of the Leo Baeck Institute as well as a member of the advisory board and tutor of the “ELES” scholarship program. Schimon has extensive experience in finance, medical technology, and real estate.
Schimon studied philosophy and politics, and subsequently medicine.