I am a Social Entrepreneur for Youth Development, a Project Manager in the financial sector, a Career Development Coach and a passionate Classical Pianist.
I have 7 years of professional experience in the private & social sector in Switzerland, Kenya, South Africa and Poland.
I hold a Master's degree in Psychology and a Post-graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management.
I believe in a world where the youth have opportunities
to grow their talents and use them to improve their livelihoods.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN SLUMS
Kenya & South Africa
I help disadvantaged youth in African slums to detect their spark, enlighten their fire and guide their energy towards achieving their dreams, self-created goals and new opportunities.
Besides running a Social Enterprise, I work for youth development organisations in informal settlements in Kenya and South Africa, where I develop and implement innovative youth projects and help organisations grow.
PGC in Social Innovation Management
Amani Institute - Kenya | 2016 -2017
A field-based program in Social Innovation Management, teaching international students on Leadership, Communication, Entrepreneurship & Management, Creativity & Problem-Solving in the social sector by international experts in the respective field.
After having graduated in Psychology, I started a career in the private sector
to acquire a broad skillset while working in various roles.
BANKS, INSURANCE, METAL TRADING
Switzerland & Poland
Solving challenging problems in a multicultural environment is my passion. I am a project manager for large corporates in the financial sector, where I conduct rigorous research, interact with stakeholders, analyse data, structure the insights, develop strategic and creative solutions and recommend them to the management.
Coach & Psychology
Due to my huge interest in human behaviour and
people in general, I studied Psychology.
I have the ability to adapt to diverse social situations by connecting to any type of person, making everybody comfortable with me and building strong relationships.
With the aim of guiding people to a successful path, I coach and train them on various topics like; finding purpose, future career and how to find employment.
BSc. & MSc. in Psychology
University of Basel - Switzerland | 2005 - 2011
Major: Social- & Economic Psychology and Cognitive Decision Sciences
Pianist & Self-Reflector
I enjoy solitude while spending time on my long-term hobbies.
Taking time to reflect and work on personal growth, I focus on self-actualization by following long-term hobbies like classical music and nature.
I am a passionate piano player on concert level, a patient fisherman, and a self-reflecting Yogi.
What I offer
My strengths are connecting to & coaching people, analytical problem-solving and creativity.
Coaching & Mentoring
Sales & Networking
Innovation & Design Thinking
Private Sector Experience
Humour & resilience helped me to adapt quickly to new environments.
Business Development Manager
Clean-energy Stove Manufacturer
Sep 2017 - current
I push the sales volume of the new clean-energy firewood stove Kuniokoa by identifying new sales channels, finding new distributors, introduce it to new market segments, planing marketing campaigns and training sales staff
reporting to COO
Metal Recycling & Trading Switzerland
May 2014 - Feb 2015
I did quantitative and strategic analyses, like financial analysis of economic efficiency of investment requests and monthly preparation of the Group‘s business reporting, and presented the results in the management meetings.
Strategy Consultant | Business Development
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
I did quantitative and strategic analysis of revenue, products, client segments, market share to increase revenue, profitability and capital efficiency of various departments and I presented the results to the senior management.
Social Sector Experience
Youth development in African informal settlements is my passion.
Co-Founder & CEO
Social Enterprise for Youth Development
Nov 2016 - current
Our goal is to hire disadvantaged youth from slums to help them earn a regular income, while giving them exposure to role models form all over the world. We do this by offering personal off-the beaten-path Nairobi Downtown Tours to tourists, guided by unemployed youth, who grew up in the streets.
Business Development Manager
Youth Development Organisation in Mathare slum Kenya, Nairobi
Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
I transformed the charity-driven Vizazi Foundation into an financially sustainable social enterprise by develping a new branding strategy and professionalizing the collaborations with community-based organisations.
Let's grab a drink and connect!