The Global Leadership Academy's work is supported by an interdisciplinary team of creative and passionate minds. All of us have lived and worked abroad and enjoy continuously expanding our horizons across national, cultural and mental borders.
It is the differences in our backgrounds and perspectives and our shared passion for enabling change that bring friction and inspiration to our daily work and that push us to continuously improve what we are doing together with the partners and members of the GLAC Network.
Dr. Wiebke Koenig
Dr. Wiebke Koenig
Wiebke is convinced that social transformation will only take place if we offer spaces where people can meet, get to know each other, share and understand their perspectives and finally shape common goals. At the core of her interest is the quest to contribute to an improved international understanding. Her main current objective is therefore to support the establishment of international multistakeholder dialogue processes as central elements of international development cooperation.
Wiebke acts as Head of the Global Leadership Academy since 2013. Previously she was serving as Head of GIZ Corporate Communication Office Berlin, held responsibility for the Liaison Office to the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and acted as Senior Advisor for East Asia. Before joining GIZ, she has been a lecturer in sociology, focusing on transformation processes in East and Central Asia, economical ethics, comparative sociology and world system theory. She holds a Master of Science in Political Science and East Asian Studies and a PhD in Sociology.
Juliane is convinced that it will be essential in the future to identify and understand social practices and processes which establish in digital spheres and that it will be more and more important to view real life interconnected to virtual life. Correspondingly she believes that the increasing implementation of digital aspects will play an important role in handling and solving global challenges.
Juliane holds a B.A. in Ethnology and a M.A. in Digital Media and Communication Cultures. During her studies she did research in the field of cultural practices of arts and body modification, the perception and use of digital media as well the application of social media by NGOs. She joined the Global Leadership Academy in February 2020 to support digital transformation processes within the community.