Professional Experience

March 2017 – present

Professor for International Tourism Management

Faculty of International Business, University of Heilbronn, Germany

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October 2014 – February 2017 

Professor for Tourism and Event Management

International School of Management, Frankfurt, Germany

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November 2011- September 2014  

EU Consortium Manager Mundus Urbano

M.Sc. International Cooperation in Urban Development

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

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September 2009 – October 2011  

Programme Manager Mundus Urbano

M.Sc. International Cooperation in Urban Development

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

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2005-2010  Freelance writer, proof-reader and teacher – English

Global Track asset management / Joburbs tourism association / 321 tourism / Darmstadt Volkshochschule

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2006-2009  Small business owner “Aspects Gifts”

Boutique gift store. Unique gift items primarily sourced from India, Poland and Jordan

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PROJECTS & CONSULTING

2016  GOPA Consulting

Expert consultant. Development of methodology and implementation approach for safety promotion through urban upgrading.

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2015-2016  Naturfreunde Hessen

Brand identity and marketing strategy development for the Hessen Chapter of the Friends of Nature (Naturfreunde) Organisation in the promotion of local, cost-effective tourism.

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2014  KfW Development Bank and City of Tshwane (Pretoria)

Expert input and feasibility study on the institutionalisation of integrated planning for violence prevention

at local government level in the township of Mamelodi East.

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2013  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Co-authored research and position paper on the inclusion of urban safety as a core thematic of the

Integrated Urban Development Framework for South Africa. In collaboration with the South African

Ministry for Cooperative Governance.

Paper currently available for public comment:

http://www.cogta.gov.za/index.php/iudf/1073-5-1-iudf-urban-safety-chapter-full-version-for-feedback-1

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INTERNSHIPS

2008  Urban Planning/Research Intern

Frankfurt Rhein-Main Planning Association / Frankfurt Planungsverband

Empirical research concerning immigrants and international citizens in the Rhein-Main Region.

Formulation of research findings for use in planning strategies targeted towards immigrants in Frankfurt.

September 2008 – December 2008

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2006  Intern Private Banking – Wealth Management

Investec Private Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa

July 2006 – October 2006