VP Business Development
Christian Mueller-Gorman is a goal-focused and solution-oriented professional with extensive experience in managing and scaling mid-sized enterprises. He is specialized in developing business strategies, driving transformation, and implementing procedural changes to enhance organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining SICTIC, he was General Manager at STI GmbH, a Munich-based consultancy for digital transformation projects at large corporations in the telecom, insurance and automative industry.
VP Investor Community, Partnerships and Sustainability
Steffen Ehrhardt has worked for 20 years at Google, he was one of the first Account Managers for Google in DACH followed by 15 years work experience in Go-To-Market and Strategy for Google EMEA.
He is an active angel investor and is serving as a board member in several early stage start-ups and also runs a syndicate that invests in Ex-Google employee founded startups.
He is also a mentor in the ETH Entrepreneur Club, Rockstart, Techstars and Seedstars and was running communities within Google and also for many years in the heydays of AOL.
In recent years, his dedication is in the SDG/Sustainability space and how Tech can be used for Good.
Yuliia holds a Master’s degree in International Communicative Technologies from the Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and advanced diploma in Digital Marketing from the International Business School, The Hague.
She has over 7 years of experience in marketing, virtual events management & planning. Launched online medical congresses for Ukraine, CIS countries, Balkan region and Northern Europe under support of the Turkish Health care Travel Counsel and Turkish Ministry of Trade.
In the past she worked for the Design and Manufacturing Company Ukrainian Armor, created brand strategy and established the marketing department from scratch.
After completing her masters degree at the University of Zurich, Joëlle found herself in the midst of the startup ecosystem in Switzerland and decided to stay.
As a born connector and with over five years of experience in project and event management in the FinTech and InsurTech area, Joëlle is poised to drive the success of the SICTIC ecosystem and elevate the event management and communications efforts. With online, hybrid and in-person events and event formats such as Demo Days, Masterclasses, webinars and more, Joëlle has contributed to the startup scene in her previous position at Tenity (formerly F10). She continues her work of bringing startups and investors together with SICTIC.
Marilu Germscheid, originally from Düsseldorf, Germany, graduated with Honors in International Management from Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland, with additional academic pursuits in the USA and Austria. Marilu’s professional journey has been diverse and impactful, spanning across the humanitarian, banking, and business sectors on a global scale. Her academic focus culminated in her thesis exploring the intricacies of Venture Capital. She recently authored a book tailored for young readers, compiling original writings and speeches of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Yunus, who graciously endorsed her work.
Orlando Valisa is studying history and economics at the University of Zurich. Prior to joining SICTIC, he has worked at PwC Luxembourg as M&A Intern and at Julius Baer as Corporate Development Trainee.
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