Activist and Visionary for a united Europe. He is passionate
about supporting refugees, Social Media, Effective Altruism
and paying it forward.
As Co-Founder of Stand Up for Europe Munich and
Member of the World Economic Forum Policy Group to
#RenewEurope he was recognized by the Forbes Magazine
in 2018 as 30 Under 30 in Europe. For his dedication to
support refugees escaping mine fields during the so-called
migrant crisis in 2015 he was listed by the Real Leaders
Magazine as one the top 100 Visionary Leaders (Under
Akil currently serves as an honorary Member of the Global
Shapers Advisory Council for Hub Engagement from
2017-2019 and is on the pursuit to finding his next dream
job on the crossroads of the Public Good, Digital Engagement
& Policy for Impact.
“If you dream it, do it!”
I, Philomena Poetis, founded Munich Members to implement interdisciplinary social impact projects between Munichs creative class, politicians and decision makers of the economy. Next to my Ph.D project on Intercultural Aspects in Social Media in Pakistan and Germany, I enjoy writing as a freelance journalist on topics of music and foreign politics.
Furthermore, I have been trained as classical singer from an early age and love performing classical and opera repertoire at international events and gatherings.
I strongly believe in giving something back, so I support organizations such as Honorary Consulate of Pakistan in Bavaria, HIRE, German Pakistani Forum and Junge Opernfreunde München and organize events such as Poetry Slams to overcome stereotypes.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”
Guerric Radiere is willing to improve health. Of people and of the planet. Because all is connected.
“Don‘t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and
make it perfect.”
Lewin Ritter was born & raised in Munich. Studied in India and the US. Worked in Strategy Consulting for the first years after uni. Now working for a global payments company in the strategy department.
Super interested in sports (skiing, kitesurfing, running,...)
“Because life is more than just receiving”
Born and raised in Indonesia, Ashni Sastrosubroto graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, majoring Design.
In 2017 she was diagnosed with blood cancer (leukemia) and received chemotherapy treatment for 2 years. Her first book is about her experiences during that time, and it became a best seller book in Indonesia. Currently she is´working on her fourth book.
She owns a restaurant in Jakarta, Never Been Better, and together with her high school friends, she established a watch company, named Pala Nusantara.
“Maybe I will tell you :)”
I, Vikitor Weber, explain new technologies in an understandable manner to corporations, SMEs, academia and governmental entities, focussing on the built environment. In that capacity I consult, publish in internationally relevant media outlets or speak at conferences.
I hold two business related Master degrees and pursue a BSc in Computer Science at LMU in my spare time. I love cooking, cycling, international relations, sustainable agriculture and cyber security.
“If more information was the answer, we would all be
billionaires with perfect abs - it is consistency in action that
Digital and focuses on investments in Digital Science. He
globally sources opportunities and is also active in portfolio
Prior to Holtzbrinck, Korbinian founded Skive, an education-
technology company that caters to over 250.000
users and received several venture capital funding rounds.
He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration with
a minor in Computer Science from Technical University of
Munich as well as a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
with a minor in Psychology from Ludwig-Maximilians-
Universität München. During his studies, he was
awarded a scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.
Besides his interest in investing and innovation, Korbinian
an avid hunter and cook and a little too interested in
Mehdi is currently working in Management Consulting for Deloitte in Munich. He completed his studies in MSc Digital Project Management at ESCP Europe with honors and is Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
Besides school, Mehdi made his way up to play in the selections for the U16 football national team. He fundraised two projects by running a marathon.
Mehdi is passionate about increasing the connection and friendship between different nations and their values. He has been working and studying for nearly seven years abroad in various countries since he left his hometown Augsburg. He returned in 2018 and transferred to our Munich Hub after being previously in the Dublin Hub.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
Laura Zermin is co-founder of foodcast, a startup that provides a
technical solution to small-scale retailers in developing
countries to help them decrease their food waste and
increase their revenues.
At the same time, she is currently pursuing a MSc in
Environmental Technology at Imperial College London.
Laura has an undergraduate degree in Communications
and Political Science from the University of Zurich and
worked for the Swiss National Television before her passion
for climate change mitigation and adaptation prompted
her to change her career.
She has worked and lived in Taiwan, Colombia, the United
Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland.
“Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elisium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligthum.
I, Thomas Zschocke, am fascinated by the interplay of business, technology and policy. Therefore, I worked in tech startups (Rocket Internet, Uber) and a diplomatic mission (EU) – and studied Political Science as well as Management & Technology in
Germany, the USA and China.
Currently, I’m writing my master's theses on policy challenges
of autonomous driving (LMU & TUM), and will start
working as a consultant this summer (BCG). I’m passionate
about promoting the European Idea – especially since
Brexit! I therefore co-created the WahlSwiper App, I’m
active at Pulse of Europe, Volt and Stand Up For Europe,
and work as EU Student Ambassador.
Besides the European Idea, I also love Techno and playing