ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Thomas Fuchs

Founder

Thomas is founder of the MBA World Summit and head & soul of the most exclusive German talent network, Quarterly Crossing. His own career began after participating in a bank trainee program and business studies in the development program of the “Commerzbank” in Frankfurt. Since then, Thomas has designed numerous international recruitment formats and talent promotion programs for global players from diverse industries. Moreover, he has supported numerous talents in the initial and later stages of their career. Many of them began their careers by working with him in the network. Today he is one of few experts in “Talent Management” and a sought-after coach and consultant for companies and talented professionals. Thomas gladly refuels his batteries with family and friends, likes traveling to his favorite cities, L.A. and Hong Kong, and also enjoys a good glass of wine. He gets his best ideas when working outdoors- surrounded by nature- mostly in the Adirondacks, New Zealand, or in his home in the Palatine woods.

Yannick Reiss

Founder

Yannick is the founder of the MBA World Summit, which was held in March 2014 in Hong Kong for the very first time in MBA history. His drive is to bring together talented and inspiring people from all over the world for learning from one another. He graduated in business administration as part of a double bachelor's program at the Dublin City University in Ireland and the European School of Business in Reutlingen. He specialized in international management, which he complemented through working experience in various consulting firms. Besides playing sports, Yannick also enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is very passionate about meeting new and interesting people.

Jessica Fröhlich

Head of Organizing Committee

Jessica was part of the MBA World Summit Team from the very start, fully involved in the organization of the MBA World Summits in Hong Kong, Barcelona and Miami. As of May 2016 Jessica is in the responsibility of heading the MBA World Summit Organizing Committee. Within her role she will take care of the MBA World Summit operations and ensure a memorial experience for all participants, partners and guests. She is a trained advertising assistant and majored in marketing and international management at the Saarland University, Germany. During her spare time Jessica loves to explore new countries, cities and culinary creations with family and friends. And whenever possible Jessica connects likeminded people around the globe following their passion.

Kester Bischoff

Project Manager

Kester is part of the MBA World Summit Organizing Committee since 2016 and within his role responsible for the application marketing and handling for the next year’s MBA World Summit in Berlin as well as the relationship management with the worldwide best business schools. Kester studied “Management” at the University of Hamburg as well as the Copenhagen Business School and has previously worked as a business consultant and in an education-start-up. During his spare time, he enjoys running and ball sports as well as inspiring conversations with family, friends and like-minded peers while enjoying fine foods and good wine.

Raymond Ledwaba

Organizing Committee SA

Raymond is an alumni of the MBA World Summit, having been a participant in the 2015 MBA World Summit hosted in Barcelona, Spain. He is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a chartered accountant by profession and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. Raymond's professional career began with PwC where he worked in the Manufacturing and Oil and Gas sectors in South Africa, Nigeria and the United States. He has also worked for Barclays Africa where he held the position of Vice President of the Product Control department. Raymond is very passionate about the development of young people and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Diski Nine9 Africa, a social enterprise that uses the game of socccer as a tool to engage, educate and empower young South Africans. He enjoys a good game of soccer with friends, loves a spicy dish of spaghetti bolognese and is always on the lookout for opportunities to travel and explore new destinations.

The MBA World Summit is an initiative of QX-Quarterly Crossing, a unique worldwide network of excellence comprising young and experienced leadership talents.