For your interest in our organising team!

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 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!


You are motivated, committed and want to put your skills to the test? You would like to work with other students, like in a real company? Become a part of one of the largest economic conferences – the World Business Dialogue.
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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’.

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 the Corporate Relations team.

Starbucks lover, just hanging out with my girls, work and travel in New Zealand and Bali.

‘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

Arkadi Hendrikoff

Head of the Influencer and Trends Team, member of the Website Team.

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

‘Mr. Grey will see you now.’

Inga Hendrix

Member of the International 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!’

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

David Meyerolbersleben

Member of the Influencer and Trends team.

Nickname: Dave.

‘Bill Gates, I’m your stepson. I’m so proud to share your genes on your backbone.’ – Young Thug

Philipp Mueller

Member of the Marketeam.

Drinking beer. Nicknames: Phil, Phips, Maschine, Kickergott.

‘When I’m sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead.‘ – Barney Stinson

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

Max Schwarzkopf

Head of Corporate Relations.

Sports, Gin, 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, World Business Dialogue 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.’

Phillip Spancken

Member of the Corporate Relations team.

Generalistic and enthusiastic.

‘We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.’ – Lincoln

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 International Relations team.

Nickname: Ruhrpotterle.

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

Adriano Villa Bascón

Managing Director. 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 International Relations, Finance & Controlling.

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

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

Jonas Wickerath

Member of the Event Management team.

Fanatic football fan, absolute know-it-all, King of Beer Pong.

‘There are no strangers here, just friends you haven’t met yet.’

How can I join the 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:

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

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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