The Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp program this year again features a range of world-class speakers from Germany, the US, Dubai, the UK, and of course from Haiti.
Nils Hermann (Week 1)
With his degree in Aviation Management, Nils is currently working in the continental pricing department for Lufthansa. He is the founder of Innovation Thinktank and involved in multiple social projects. He will take over the lead for the Kick off-Sessions and share his experience on Business Model.
Celine Mougin (Week 2)
Celine has been in the Finance industry for 15 years. After getting a Master in Computer Science and Mathematics for Finance in France and Sweden, she joined Morgan Stanley in the London Technology department. She then worked in Equity Risk Management before being the liaison with Technology for Equity Sales globally, based in New York. Celine currently works at Royal Bank of Canada in NY where she is a Business Manager for Equity Linked Products. Analytical and detail oriented, she will cover basic concepts of Finance .
Maria Gudkina (Week 3)
Maria is highly interested in product design and new business models. During her MBA thesis in cooperation with Germany’s biggest telecom provider, Deutsche Telekom. She developed a new data driven product idea and designed a business model to bring it to the market. Maria works as a management consultant to airlines and spends most of her free time building a startup idea. She will cover topics on product development.
Nathaniel Falck (Week 3)
After studying political science at Stanford and economics at Oxford, Nathaniel joined the Dubai office of McKinsey & Company. Since leaving McKinsey in 2013, he has worked as the editor in chief at a startup business intelligence service in Colombia and as a consultant with the Ministry of Education in Peru working on strategy and capability-building. Nathaniel will lecture on HR .
Daniel is an international speaker on issues regarding the role of business in alleviating poverty. He has spoken in over 15 different countries around the world including Thailand, USA, Ecuador, Guatemala, Netherlands, Ivory Coast, Jamaica and Universities such as Notre Dame University in Indiana and many others. In March 2016, he has just published his first book ‘From Aid to Trade’ on the role of Aid vs. private investment in economic development and launched a campaign to help raise awareness on the issue- www.fromaidtotrade.org. He draws from a wealth of business experience as the owner, consultant, and professor of entrepreneurship and development at Quisqueya University and the Haitian State University in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Carmen Brunner (Week 3)
Carmen is working for Lufthansa Systems and had responsibilities in marketing, event, project and key account management. During various sabbaticals she worked in Guatemala and Namibia as a social volunteer. Carmen will use her intercultural and professional experience to support the market place.
Ulrich Link (Week 3)
Ulrich held various positions in general management, consulting and sales in the Lufthansa Group. He worked in several countries and regions like Sweden, France, North Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East. By coordinating all administrative, logistical and structural activities, Ulrich is currently taking care of the post-emergency situation following the crash of Germanwings’ flight in March 2015. He will offer one-on-one coaching sessions with our alumni.
Cody Smith (Week 2)
Cody is a research associate at the Harvard Business School. He researches best practices in negotiation and their application in scenarios ranging from business deals to peace processes. Furthermore, he has significant volunteer experience as a former ambassador for Rotaract at Columbia University and as a member of the Rotaract Club of the United Nations. He will take part in the camp by leading a workshop on negotiation.
Ceyhun Demirkol (Week 3)
Ceyhun is currently working for Lufthansa as the Head of Corporate and Business Function in Austria and Central Eastern Europe. Prior to this position, he worked in Teheran and Budapest as the Head of Finance and Human Resources. Ceyhun will share his distinct knowledge about finance during the camp with the participants.
Letesia Alhaddad (Week 3)
Letesia from Jordan is working in Dubai as an Account Steering Manager for the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Pakistan. She has studied the languages French and Spanish and has been working for airline industry for more than 11 years now. She has a distinct international background and interests in intercultural differences and pricing. Letesia will take part in the topic of product development.