Founder and CEO
Claus has over 25 years in-depth business experience in Asia, both in large MNCs and in the startup environment. As an entrepreneur, he has been architecting new businesses across tech, finance, big data and deep learning technologies over the last 13 years.
Chief Operating Officer
Petrina has extensive marketing and strategy experience across multiple industries in tech, telecommunications, automotive, industrial, and hospitality.
Petrina’s role is to connect the German Accelerator to the local and ASEAN startup ecosystem and to create positive relationships with local government entities, business partners, mentor networks, media, and the public.
Head of Marketing Communications
Lydia has a breadth of experience in B2B marketing and communications, ranging from branding, advertising, social media, to media relations and internal communications. She has worked in eCommerce, Professional Services, and the Events industry.
She looks after marketing, communications, events and social media for German Accelerator Southeast Asia.
Miguel has 10 years of financial and investment experience in Asia across the full spectrum of companies from multinationals, large local conglomerates, mid-market companies, small & medium enterprises, and startups. He has a strong network of corporates built from banking and a robust network of investors and startups from managing a Family Office. In addition, he has also founded his own company, participates in angel investment rounds, and mentors numerous startups in Europe and Southeast Asia.
Miguel is based in Berlin and regularly attends the numerous pitch events, demo days and startup talks in the city to find growth stage startups that are ready to internationalize and explore the opportunities in Southeast Asia.