HHL Spirit Festival 2021... WHAT AN EVENT!

Wow! What a great event...what a great turnout! We couldn't be happier to see you all during the virtual HHL Spirit Festival and the local chapters in-person events.

You have proved that the #HHLSpirit lives beyond the classrooms, the meetings and the projects!

We are proud to see how each and every one of you has embraced the changes that hit our lives in the past 2 years, and adapted to it. We are proud to see you thriving despite all the challenges the economy is facing... we are proud to see you successful HHL alumni and current HHL student aiming for the best and proving that we are indeed #strongertogether! We are also very proud to feel supported by an agile and always-on, community of HHL professors and staff!

To all of you THANK YOU!

Last but not least, a special thank you goes to Alexandra Rothe, Content Marketing Manager at HHL, who has been of tremendous support to the HHL Alumni Board during this event! She also prepared a fantastic summary of the HHL Spirit Festival 2021. Read it here!

Stay curious, inspired and safe!


Thank you to all our dear guests and speakers!

Thought leadership, inspiration and fun... indeed it was!

The list is long, and if anything, it indicates how collaborative the #HHLCommunity is. Without our incredible guests and lecturers, we would not have been able to foster a space to grow for alumni and current students. So, thank you all for taking part in our event!

Here is a list of our inspiring speakers!

-Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth, Professor of International Management at HHL and academic Director of HHL Executive Education.
-Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt, Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology
-Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner (K5), Dean HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

HHL Alumni:
-Bibiana N. Barth (P11) (Moderator), Moderatorin NDR Info, Journalistin, Börsenkorrespondentin ARD Börse (Hörfunk) und Moderatorin NDR Info
-Julia Benary (MSc.12) (Panelist), Head of Sales Region at Allianz
-Patrick Carré (K6) (Panelist), Vice President Global Commercial Road Transport at Shell
-Thies Dibbern (MSc.6) (Panelist), Head Of Customer Service at VHV Versicherungen
-Valerie Elsner (MSc.10) (Panelist), Commercial Director Personal HealthCare Europe at Procter & Gamble
-Rieke Fehrenkötter (Moderator), Doctoral Candidate & Research Associate - Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Mergers & Acquisitions
-Moritz Hagemann (MSc21) (Moderator), current HHL student
-Shilpa Kataria (M10) (Panelist), Head of Planning and Controlling APAC at Allianz Partners
-Ole Peters (MSc21) (Moderator), current HHL student
-Dr. Carmen Schwalbe (P12) (Keynote), author, speaker, podcaster and self-marketing strategist.
-Sina Warnecke (PMSc 7) (Panelist), Executive Assistant Management Board at Mister Spex

Leading figures from Europe’s cultural scene:
-Laurence Cummings, Conductor / Harpsichord Virtuoso
-Sabine Epple, Curator of Grassi Museum for Applied Arts
-Peter Korfmacher, Head of Culture at the Leipziger Volkszeitung
-Dr. Ronny Maik Leder, Director of Natural Historical Museum
-Dorothee Oberlinger, Recorder Virtuoso
-Philipp Westerbarkei, Stage Director

External Panelists:
-Sybille Gedenk-Fleger (P1), Ministerialdirigentin at the Sächsisches Staatsministerium der Finanzen
-Katharina Marisa Katz, Freelance Content Conception & Copywriter | Book Coach & Mentor for Authors | Autor of "Einfach Machen Einfach Gründen" & "Zwischen Laptop und Legosteinen"
-Jennifer Schäfer, Founder UNMILK

You asked us for more and we listened!

What to hear more from Dr. Carmen Schwalbe?

Dr. Carmen Schwalbe is currently offering an exciting mentoring program for women worldwide. It is part of the Global Mentoring Program "Become your Life's CEO!"

This is a selective program, made for extraordinary women that are truly committed to achieve their moon-shots goals and the life they deserve!

Don't miss out on this amazing program, get in touch with Dr. Schwalbe at [ceo@drcarmenschwalbe.com] and inquire about the details!

HHL News | Winter 2021

Check out the latest edition!

Sigrid Fischer, Manager Alumni Relations, has published the latest HHL News for your reading pleasure!
Read up on current developments, inspiring discussions, entrepreneurial endeavors, events and initiatives, as well as take a glimpse behind the various scenes at HHL.

We are celebrating...

The Alumni Bulletin is 1 year old! This platform has been a great opportunity for the Alumni Board to #connect with the community and #share our thoughts during the challenging period the world is going through. It also allowed us to listen more attentively to what you need, and #inspire your upcoming business and personal development opportunities. THANK YOU for your engagement. It is priceless and we are grateful!

Now, for the fun part... Holidays plans this year? We understand that with new Covid-19 variants, these holidays may not be at full scale. However, let's make sure we start 2022 with more serenity, optimism, focus, ambition and fun pictures with loved ones!

Happy holidays fellow HHL alumni!

Photo Credit: Thomas Bormans on Unsplash


Check out the awesome mash-up Alexandra Rothe, Content Marketing Manager at HHL, made of the Instagram coverage of the HHL Spirit Festival!

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