striving student by day. future shaper by night.

We are…

…not more than a couple of committed and eager young students.

But not less than professional and striving business shapers.

The perfect mix of

pioneering spirit

Every single dialogue team member has it’s own drive to create and strive for success! This is the reason for making constant progress.

young independency

Being independent and therefore having the possibility to produce new ideas and just try them out.

longtime experience

A business network built in 30 years from serial entrepreneurs to DAX CEOs. Every single Alumni is a piece of the puzzle we take our experience from.

We are always looking for some bright-minded team members for our dialogue team!


You are motivated, committed and want to put your skills to the test? Become a part of one of the largest economic conferences – the World Business Dialogue.

The Dialogue Team

Sophie Andrée

Head of the Alumni Management Team and member of the Finance and Controlling Team.

Nickname: Blondie.

‘If nothing is going right, go left.’ – Anonymous

Catharina Bruehl

Member of the Corporate Relations team.

A smile doesnt cost a thing but is worth a million. Nickname: Spüli.

‘I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.’ – Lincoln

Juliette Budner

Member of the Corporate Relations team.

Nickname: Julie.

‘Et kütt wie et kütt’.

Maximilian Dautaj

Head of ITE, Sous Chef.

I would not have done it right, if I hadn’t sweared a lot. Nickname: Techmax.

‘Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?’

Angelina Esser

Member of the Human Resources Team.

Nickname: Angie.

‘The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.’ – Henry Ward Beecher

Christina Fink

Head of Corporate Relations.

Love Starbucks and travelling.

‘If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.’ – Dalai Lama XIV

Stephan Glasmacher

Member of the Corporate Relations team, Influencer & Trends.

Nickname: Bambi, full time bouncer, happy, sports, carnival, Come on 1. FC Cologne! And much more….

‘Stupid is as stupid does.’ – Forrest Gump

Anne Hach Amar

Member of the Corporate Relations team.

Bonn City Girl, I like the Indian food and culture, love snorkling.

‘On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.’ – Le Petit Prince

Arkadi Hendrikoff

Head of the Influencer and Trends Team, Head of the Editing Team

Arts & Philosophy Enthusiast, non-conformist, Nickname: Mr. Grey.

‘Perhaps the only difference between me and other people was that I’ve always demanded more from the sunset.’

Inga Hendrix

Member of the Student Relations team.

Running, laughing, travelling, languages, communication.

People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full, miss the point. The glass is refillable!

Maximilian Kohrs

TAXES!! Member of the Finance & Contolling Team.

Northern Light, eat, sleep, work(rave), repeat. Nickname: Maxi, Taxi-Kohrs etc.

Tempus fugit, Memento mori.

Sammy Miles Krieger

Member of Student Relations.

Reading, Skiing, Philosophizing, Politics.

If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences – so there is nothing good, beside you do it.

Darlyn Jendges

Head of Human Resources.

Nickname: Darling. Darling.

‘The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past. And the only person better you should be, is who you are now.’ – Sigmund Freud

Willibald Jung

Head of Finance & Controlling, member of the Website team.

Nickname: Beton.

When people said: ‘We never want to look like you’, Arnold Schwarzenegger replied: ‘Don’t worry, you never will.’

Anny Liu

Member of the Influencer and Trends team.

Foodie, German born Chinese – Shang-High.

‘Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.’ – Confucius

Simon Luebke

Head of the Event Management team, Part of the Alumni Management team.

Classical music lover, whiskey lover, the most boring man ever.

‘Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.’ – WB Yeats

Michelle Maehler

Member of the Human Resources Team.

Nickname: Mitchell.

‘Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.’ – Charles Bukowski

Bettina Pruemper

Member of the Marketeam.

Nickname: Betty.

‘When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.’ – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nadja Richter

Head of the Marketeam.

Nickname: Naddel (time to accept the nickname) – Possibly the clumsiest person in the world.

‘Do it with passion or not at all.’ – Anonymous

Anna Ritterbach Ciuro

Member of the Event Management team.

Nickname: Chorizo.

‘There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.’ – Doctor Who

Lukas Scheib

Chief Happiness Officer | Black Tea, Gin and Pizza is all you need for a wonderful life.

Trying to hold together the Alumni Management, Human Resources, International Relations and Finance & Controlling departments while pretending to be Managing Director.

‘Change the game, don’t let the game change you.’ – Ben Haggerty a.k.a. Macklemore

Sergey Shendrik

Head of Finance and Controlling team, Former Member of the Experience Design, Event Management teams

I’m sexy and I know it, high IQ, higher self esteem and a big big muscle (Heart :D).

When nothing goes right, go left!

Viktoria Schröder

Member of the Editing team.

Chicken Nugget lover, working out in the gym every day.

‘So many books, so little time.’ – Frank Zappa

Max Schwarzkopf

Head of Corporate Relations.

Sports, smiling and enjoying life.

‘We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.’ – Bill Watterson

Dominik Schwederski

Head of the Event Management Team and member of the Alumni Management Team.

Beer is great! Vodka too! I Consider myself awesome.

‘Do I really need one?’ – Dominik Schwederski

Maximilian Simon

Head of the Website Team, dialogue team HQ security force, Marketeam member.

Energy Drink Enthusiast, Beer Pong Professional, Master Of Puns and Anti-Jokes,
World-Class Wizard player, Monopoly Fan, Nickname: Buffalo.

‘To achieve what others won’t, you have to do what other’s don’t.’

Maximilian Stern

Good question – leading the Event Management, Speaker & IT Team alongside MD stuff.

Good food | Wine | Gin | …

Master of Disaster, CDO

‘Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” – Allen Saunders

Katharina Thoms

Member of the Student Relations team.

Nickname: Kathoms.

‘Danger? Hah! I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger. Ha ha ha ha! ‘ – Simba

Rositsa Tuncheva

Member of the Marketeam.

Passionate bibliophile. Nickname: Rossi.

‘Things are what they are, and whatever will be, will be.’ – Jonas Jonasson

Adriano Villa Bascón

Managing Director of the dialogue team. Trying my best to lead these incredible guys to success.

Just a guy always striving to do better. Originally from La Paz, Bolivia. Studying BA in Cologne.

‘Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.’ – Albert Szent-Györgyi

Vincent Weiss

Head of Student Relations, Finance & Controlling.

You should get your own impression. I am awesome. Promise. Nickname: Frost.

‘Work work work work work work work.’ – Rihanna

Matthias Willau

Member of the Influencer & Trends team.

Nickname: The Revenant.

To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.’ – Fjodor Dostojewski



How can I join the dialogue team?

Write an email to one of the members of our Human Resources Department and tell us why you would like to join us and which team you are interested in. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via email:

We are currently looking for support in the following areas:

Thomas Biedermann

former Member of the Executive Board,

TÜV Rheinland AG

“Students benefit from being part of the OFW by taking over entrepreneurial responsibility at an early stage and extend their intercultural competences.”

Thomas Wessel


Evonik Industries AG

“Besides the professional qualification young people gain beyond doubt during their study, companies especially pay attention to the personality of a potential employee. The work at OFW imparts the ability to work in a team, organizational skills, self-reliance and foresight – competences of inestimable value for personal development.”

Bernhard Mattes

former Vice President,

Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD),

Ford of Europe

“Being part of the OFW offers a magnificent opportunity to aquire practical entrepreneurial experiences alongside one’s study and, at the same time, enhance personal abilities. Against the backdrop of digitalisation as well as innovation capacity, this is of special importance and a preperation for a successful carreer.”

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