Since 2016 at the we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH responsible for the programme design and overall organisation of the we.CONECT IT & SAM annual events, since 2017 as Portfolio Director IT & Digital Transformation Events responsible for over 50 annual physical & digital B2B events. 2011-2016 researcher at the Humboldt University Berlin focussing on contemporary history and digital humanities. Prior to this, for 4 years, employed as research associate in the German Bundestag. Demonstrated history of more than 18 years of working in political education and as freelance translator and interpreter and external scientific reviewer, most recently in 2016 for the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH. He holds a PhD in history from the Humboldt University Berlin; studied history, social sciences, Eastern European studies and German language and literature at the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the University of Novi Sad.