Services & Experience

About me

I am a geographer, consultant and producer in sustainability issues, with international experience in media, tourism and environmental concerns. As a keynote speaker and project developer, I am primarily active in Germany, East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indo-Pacific region.

I studied Geography, Media and Social Sciences at the University of Paderborn. Since then, I have had a history of implementing innovative and sustainable solutions in approaching specific problems: for example, the many original and award-winning environmental education concepts I have personally developed.

The services I provide are diverse and can be applied in a wide variety of areas: environmental impacts, protected areas, ecosystem management, climate action, sustainable tourism, destination management, regional development, and geomarketing. I am also expert in media and content production for online, print and TV formats.

As a freelance consultant and producer, I have worked for the United Nations since 2001. As an entrepreneur, I led the company INTEWO | World Habitat Society GmbH which I founded in 2005. In addition, since 2016 I was engaged as the Chief Content officer for the green building startup company LivingCon.

Since February 2023 I am the climate program manager for the municipality of Schlangen. In this responsibility I support the municipality in implementing the international agreements on climate protection at the local level. As the climate protection manager, I am the contact person for politics and administration, business, NGOs and citizens with the aim of integrating climate protection aspects into all processes.

I work flexibly and independent of location. My headquarters are in Schlangen, East Westphalia-Lippe (Germany). I also maintain office locations in Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) and in Bahir Dar (Ethiopia).

  • 1995 – 2004 University of Paderborn, Faculty of Geography & Social Science
  • 1995 – 2003 University of Paderborn, Department of Media Science
  • 1994 – 1995 German Armed Forces, Augustdorf
  • 1984 – 1995 High School Reismann Gymnasium Paderborn
  • BSAFE – online security awareness training by UNDSS
  • Certificated Nature & Landscape Guide
  • Lecturer at the German Adult Education Program (VHS)
  • Driving license for cars
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • Organization of field trips and student exchange programs
  • Radar operator, German Armed Forces

Microsoft Windows OS, Mac OS, Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Macromedia Freehand, X-Code, Android Studio, web design, CMS, web technologies HTML5, WordPress, eCommerce, Social Media, internet, tourism information systems, geographic information systems (GIS), network administration, digital imaging, mapping, DTP, hardware, smartphone application design and development.

The most important stages of my career

Since Feburary 2023

As the climate program manager I support the municipality of Schlangen with implementing the international agreements on climate protection at the local level. As the climate action manager, I am the contact person for politics and administration, business, NGOs and citizens.

1995 to today

In my personal capacity as geographer, consultant and producer in sustainability issues I am offering location-independent services in media, tourism and environmental concerns.

2001 to today

Freelance consultant to different UNESCO Field Offices, including Doha (Qatar), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Bangkok (Thailand). Consultancy is related to sustainable development and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

2005 to 2021

Co-founder and managing partner of INTEWO. Responsible for day-to-day business and the development and implementation of projects in Germany, East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

2016 to 2022

At LivingCon I was involved in marketing and product development. LivingCon develops innovative and sustainable modular building concepts made of timber frame construction.

1998 to 2004

Assistant at the Faculty of Geography and Tourism with tasks in research, teaching and public relations.

Language skills

German

Native

English

Business fluent

Arabic

Basic

Amharic

Basic

International experience