Alexander is moderator and facilitator by passion. He is dedicated to issues of international dialogue, business and civil society. He moderates panels, conferences and workshops, in Germany and internationally. For ARD Alpha he is presenter of a five series long TV show on industrialisation and how it shapes our societies. Other clients are for example Munich RE, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Engagement Global and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (BpB). An overview of his recent moderations you can find here.
Together with Julia Pfinder he created Kosmopolis.org, a platform for their mutual work. Together they follow their motto "From Dialoue to Action" and do not only moderate, but consult their German and international partners for their events.
In his previous career, Alex has worked for major Foundations and with a broad range of civil society and public institutions. In 2015/2016 he served as Managing Director of the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung in Berlin, helping disadvantaged youth and young adults to educate themselves for an international environment. In 2014, he took a sabbatical. These months allowed him to research and think about the future challenges of civil society, with a special emphasis on philanthropy. From 2008 – 2013 he worked as Program Director at the Körber Foundation in Hamburg, heading several projects on civil society. Alexander initiated the supporter’s network for Community Organizing in Germany and served as its managing director. Before he served as Program Associate for the Berlin Office of German Marshall Fund of the United States, coordinating government relations and public affairs. Since then he is well connected with major transatlantic organizations. His start in working life, after several international internships, was at the Bertelsmann Foundation. As Project Manager he headed a major program in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of the Interior from 2003 to 2005, researching and promoting local integration policies for migrants.
Alexander studied political science in Bath, Bonn, Grenoble and Munich. His special interests include international civil society, international dialogue, foundations, political participation and the issues of equality, diversity, poverty and integration. His home is in Berlin and Kreuth (Bavaria), but having lived in several countries he would call himself a global citizen.