Thomas Fuchs


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


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.

Laura Hörhammer

Head of Organizing Committee

Laura was part of the MBA World Summit Team since the second edition, fully involved in the organization of the MBA World Summits in Barcelona, Miami and Berlin. As of May 2017 Laura 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 studied Tourism & Leisure Planning at the Trier University, Germany and is a passionate Project- and Eventmanager. During her spare time Laura loves to explore new countries & cities and relaxes while she is doing horseback riding or is joining a yoga class. And whenever possible Laura connects likeminded people around the globe following their passion.

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