Everyone pulling in the same direction – our network.

Everyone pulling in the same direction – our network.

Full course ahead: strong careers are based on performance, a willingness to accept responsibility, a network and habits. Students and young professionals from other cultural backgrounds, in particular, demonstrate outstanding performance yet soon find hurdles in their way. But why? Because they don’t have access to mentors and role models who act as a port of call, open doors and share their vast networks. Schotstek scholars are supported by dedicated mentors, professionals in various fields of expertise. Many of them grew up in immigrant families in Germany.


Our seven partners want to make a difference; someone’s start in life shouldn’t matter. Our goal: a future in which someone’s background doesn’t play a role any more – with Schotstek.
Susan Amirbeigiarab
M. Sc. Molecular Life Sciences,
PhD in Bio-IT
Ann Kathrin Scheerer
Psychologist + Psychoanalyst, Director Hamburg Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Culture
Sigrid Berenberg
Lawyer, Networker, Founder Schotstek
Dr. Tarik Vardag
Founder hquer
Business Consulting
Dr. Thomas Tomkos
Partner Russell Reynolds Associates Head of German CEO and Board Practice
Dr. Yen Pham
Master in Architecture,
PhD in IT
Ebrahim Momenzada
B. A. political science,
M. A. Social work

Advisory Board members

Our Advisory Board members are instrumental in the success of Schotstek. They discuss, advise and share their experiences with our scholars. They open doors and contribute their valuable time to make Schotstek possible in the first place.
Aimen Abdulaziz-Said
Journalist + presenter
Panorama 3
Nadia Kailouli
Professor of television and film HFF Munich / journalist + presenter Report Mainz
Prof. Dr. Marylyn Addo
Internist, Infectiologist, Head of Section Infectiology University Hospital UKE
Jasmin Arbabian-Vogel
President Association of German Women Entrepreneurs
Dr. Emine Çetin
Prenatal diagnostician + partner
Zora del Buono
Writer, mare founding member, Dipl. Architect ETH
Dr. Armand Farsi
Head DACH Fanatics International
Dr. Peter Figge
CEO Jung von Matt AG
Christoph Hassler
Consultant for diversity and inclusion
Kai Hollmann
Entrepreneur + Hotelier Fortune Hotels Group
Dr. Anna-Maria Karl
Director, Head of the HR Executives Practice Group Kienbaum Consultants
Dr. Andreas Klar
Partner + Managing Director Boston Consulting Group
Steffen Klusmann
Journalist + Consultant
Dr. Achim Leder
Co-Founder Managing Partner jetlite
Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej
Professor + Head of Department of Computer Science University of Hamburg, HITec Research
Ralf Martin Meyer
Chief of Police Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Tarek Müller
Co-Founder + Managing Director About You, Edited, Multi-Founder, Business Angel
David M. Neumann
Managing Partner + Group CEO Neumann Kaffee Gruppe
Doreen Nowotne
Management Consultant, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Haniel + Brenntag; Member of the Supervisory Board Jenoptik + Lufthansa Technik
Jean-Alexander Ntivyihabwa
Managing Partner SMP Signed Media Produktion
Wilbert Olinde
Mental Coach, Dipl. Kaufmann, ex-Basketball-Professional
Dr. Isabella Vértes-Schütter
Actress + Director Ernst Deutsch Theater
Zhengrong Liu
ehem. Vorstand Beiersdorf AG

"Schotstek offers a unique network where professional and personal development is paramount."

Patience Baidoo


Our partners are the driving force of Schotstek. They not only invest in our programmes, but also in a more diverse future – thanks to outstanding young talents from an immigrant background.

Become a partner now and invest in fairness.

We are always happy to answer questions about financial assistance and can be contacted by email at all times.  

Donate now.

We are always grateful for your support! Because donations don’t just help fund our programme, but benefit us all – in the form of a fairer and more diverse society. We will be happy to answer any questions.
Young Professional

Tizita Gelaye

"With Schotstek, it's not where you come from, it's where you go."

"With Schotstek, it's not where you come from, it's where you go."

Tizita Gelaye

Young Professional

More information about Schotstek

Our programmes.

Once Schotstek, always Schotstek: we offer bespoke support at every career stage – for entry-level professionals, juniors, doctoral candidates and alumni.

Any questions?

We are always happy to answer questions and can be contacted by email at all times.

A vision for a new society: the history of Schotstek.

Together with our partners, we strive to achieve equal opportunities, which is why we support ambitious students and young professionals from all cultural backgrounds. Cultural diversity strengthens cognitive diversity – and a diverse society benefits us all.