What are the Working Groups?

Working Groups are highly autonomous and innovative teams composed of oikos members, alumni and supporters. They develop entrepreneurial approaches to organize the day-to-day operations of oikos.

Working Groups are facilitated by the International Vice-Presidents.

Working Groups

Meet the Working Groups members below:

Marketing and Communications Working Group

The Marketing and Communications Working Group develops and carries out communications strategy of the organization. The group communicates about the work of the organization and related news. Currently, the main tasks include:

  • overseeing the oikos website and social media
  • developing relevant content for different communication channels
  • developing the visual identity of the organization


Asif GurbanovAsif Gurbanovoikos BakuWorking Group Facilitator

Lorena ThaiLorena Thaioikos CopenhagenWorking Group Member

Janina HoffmannJanina Hoffmannoikos Witten/HerdeckeWorking Group Member

Nithin JohnNithin Johnoikos LilleWorking Group Member

Stefan KrasićStefan Krasićoikos BelgradeWorking Group Member

Fundraising Working Group

The objective of the Fundraising Working Group is to ensure sustainable funding for the organization and provide innovative funding model of oikos.


Mike BrodersenMike Brodersenoikos HamburgWorking Group Facilitator

Margareth ConceiçãoMargareth Conceiçãooikos InternationalWorking Group Member

Lauriane DietrichsLauriane Dietrichsoikos LilleWorking Group Member

Jyoti HoodaJyoti Hoodaoikos LilleWorking Group Member

Mario KuettelMario Kuetteloikos InternationalWorking Group Member

Maëlys RobertMaëlys Robertoikos InternationalWorking Group Member

Strategy & Program Development Working Group

The objective of the Program Development Working Group is to align oikos programs with the oikos vision, mission and strategic priorities. The working group is also responsible for setting up KPIs for programs and activities.


Paula HeessPaula Heessoikos BayreuthWorking Group Facilitator

Luisa Marie PützLuisa Marie Pützoikos BayreuthWorking Group Facilitator

Julian GrahJulian Grahoikos Witten/Herdecke AlumniWorking Group Member

Matthias HauensteinMatthias Hauensteinoikos BayreuthWorking Group Member

Ikshek MisriIkshek Misrioikos BangaloreWorking Group Member

Chloé MotteChloé Motteoikos ReimsWorking Group Member

Mark WadeMark Wadeoikos International AdvisorWorking Group Member

Chapter Development Working Group

The chapters development working group objective is to ensure regular exchanges between chapters and members regarding chapter matters, project cooperation, oikos international updates and international/regional sustainability topics, with a focus on building relationships between individuals and strengthen the oikos network at all levels. There will be up to 9 facilitators (1 per region) and thematic facilitators. ​ There is currently three regional facilitator, Ritika Jain, Levan Pangani & Valentin Dal Zotto.


Arthur MàriaArthur Màriaoikos BarcelonaWorking Group Facilitator

Valentin Dal ZottoValentin Dal Zottooikos St. GallenWorking Group Member

Ritika JainRitika Jainoikos Lund AlumniWorking Group Member

Levan PanganiLevan Panganioikos Tbilisi AlumniWorking Group Member

You can be a part the oikos by joining one of the oikos Working Groups – learn, exchange, discuss and work together in a unique oikos atmosphere and help bring change towards a sustainable world of tomorrow!

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