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.
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
MembersAsif Gurbanovoikos BakuWorking Group FacilitatorLorena Thaioikos CopenhagenWorking Group MemberJanina Hoffmannoikos Witten/HerdeckeWorking Group MemberNithin Johnoikos LilleWorking Group MemberStefan 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.
MembersMike Brodersenoikos HamburgWorking Group FacilitatorMargareth Conceiçãooikos InternationalWorking Group Member
Margareth is passionate about collaborative and multicultural teams in a people-centric workplace. She is from Brazil and holds an MBA in Finance and Corporate Management from Candido Mendes University. Also, she attended an Impact Investing Fellowship Program in the USA for her personal and professional development.
For more than a decade, she has been working in the Financial Sector and taking part in oikos International, she wishes to contribute to the Organization’s long-term sustainability.Lauriane Dietrichsoikos LilleWorking Group MemberLauriane is a Msc graduate from Msc in Creative Business and Social Innovation from EDHEC Business school in Lille, France. She left her home country at 25 to live in NYC but she keeps oikos at heart, she declares: “I wanted to continue being involved with oikos so joining this working group was the best way to stay connected with alumni and help developing a project I really believe in”. She started her oikos journey during her Msc where she was secretary general and was involved in the marketing team of NexGenLead last year. Lauriane is outgoing and passionate about music, personal growth, learning new languages and cultures, traveling and so much more. She has been advocating about ecology human and animal rights for a few years.Jyoti Hoodaoikos LilleWorking Group MemberMario Kuetteloikos InternationalWorking Group MemberMario fancies himself a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. After doing a commercial apprenticeship in Chur, Switzerland, he worked in all types of fields, including roofing, bartending, security, sales, farming and some more he probably forgot while writing this. Sometimes he wonders where life will eventually lead him. Well, for now it’s at oikos International as a member of the Fundraising Working Group. He joined the working group in December 2020 and has been reasonably happy there since. Also, he is quite aware that Dow Jones is not some type of football quarterback, his choice of leisure, however, revolves more around music and sometimes even reading.Maëlys 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.
MembersPaula Heessoikos BayreuthWorking Group FacilitatorLuisa Marie Pützoikos BayreuthWorking Group FacilitatorJulian Grahoikos Witten/Herdecke AlumniWorking Group MemberMatthias Hauensteinoikos BayreuthWorking Group MemberIkshek Misrioikos BangaloreWorking Group MemberChloé Motteoikos ReimsWorking Group MemberMark 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.
MembersArthur Màriaoikos BarcelonaWorking Group FacilitatorValentin Dal Zottooikos St. GallenWorking Group MemberRitika Jainoikos Lund AlumniWorking Group MemberLevan 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!