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Annual Alumni Meeting

Annual Alumni Meeting 2022

Sustainable Transformation

Join us on campus or online at the ESMT Annual Alumni Meeting 2022.

Join us for the Annual Alumni Meeting on June 25, 2022!

This year we’re excited to offer all of our alumni globally the opportunity to network, learn, and celebrate together. We have curated a series of events focusing on our chosen theme of sustainable transformation. Please scroll down to see the agenda for the day and to register your attendance either in person at ESMT Berlin, or online. We look forward to your participation!


12:00 p.m.

In-person participants arrive on campus for registration and welcome reception with light refreshments.

1:00 p.m.

Formal welcome (Start of digital streaming for our online participants)

  • Jörg Rocholl, President of ESMT Berlin

1:10 p.m.

Alumni network:The Alumni Council will review the status of the alumni network over the last year, discuss the plans for future goals, and delve into our exciting and brand new alumni partnership offer.

  • Benedict Aicher, Co-president, Alumni Council, ESMT Berlin, and Co-founder, Flexcavo

2:00 p.m.

Alumni panel discussion: 

Innovative Leadership - learn how our panelists personally define innovative leadership, what it looks like in their work environments, and advice on how to build this into your professional setting.

  • Nina Ann Walters, Managing Director, Expandise
  • Carolina Rincon, Senior Product Manager, Zalando 
  • Chong Hiu Pun, Trainer and Learning Consultant Cambiana, ESMT-alumni

Moderator: To be confirmed

3:00 p.m. 

Coffee break (Digital streaming free time)

3:45 p.m.

Academic showcase (Participants choose which session they would like to attend)

Option 1: Using semantic networks to identify the meanings of leadership

  • Ingo Marquart, ESMT PhD
  • Nghi Truong, ESMT PhD
  • Wonjae Lee, KAIST
  • Matthew Bothner, Professor of Strategy, Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development, ESMT Berlin

Option 2: Net Impact Club - a global community of students, professionals, and citizens in 40 countries from various sectors committed to the cause of sustainability.

  • Nikhil Bajpai, Founder, Net Impact Club, and Product Manager
  • Luka Zrnic, Former Co-president, Net Impact Club, and Associate Consultant at Bain & Company
  • Kelsey Fennell, Former Co-president, Net Impact Club, and MIM student
  • Rasmus Rees, Co-president, Net Impact Club, and MIM student

4:30 p.m.

Sustainable transformation talk 

Sustainable transformation... in outer space! Understand how ClearSpace is working to benefit our climate by collecting space debris in our direct orbit.

  • Luc Piguet, Co-founder and CEO, ClearSpace

5:30 p.m. -
10:00 p.m.

Dinner and party (End of digital participation)


Join us on campus!

Take the opportunity to join us on campus and reconnect with old friends, staff, and faculty for a day of learning, networking, and fun!



Click here to participate on campus [Fee-based]

Join us online!

Take the chance to hear from our informative and interesting speakers throughout the day, anywhere in the world!



Click here to participate online [Free]