Clementine joined oikos in 2012, as a local member of oikos Reims, France. She then became president of the chapter for a year. In 2014, at the end of her mandate, she was elected Executive Board Member and was reelected in 2015. This same year she joined the first promotion of oikos LEAP program. In 2016, she became one of the French alumni ambassador as well as coach within oikos LEAP. In 2017, she worked as an oikos Outreach Manager and was based in Bangalore, India. She studied in Neoma Business School, and at the University San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, Peru for an exchange. She got her Master in Management with a focus on social economy and industrial bioeconomy. She has working experience in both having worked in NGOs, co-operatives, foundations, governmental institutions, and working closely with social entrepreneurs in the field of green building and cleantech.
Originally born in Houston Texas, USA, I grew up near the beaches of Charleston, South Carolina, spending a majority of my childhood near the ocean or in the large expanses of nature which cover the south-east of the United States. At 17, I left home to study business in the United Kingdom, eventually moving on to pursuing an MSc in International Sustainability Management at ESCP Europe. I like to consider myself a citizen of the world, preferring not to limit my physical or mental ‘worlds’ by the concept of frontiers and borders. At the core of my being is the foundation of sustainable development, but I truly believe that to be successful, we must accrue knowledge, experience, and emotional intelligence from all corners of the world – corporate to grassroot. Straight-forward, motivated, yet silly, I tend to be a walking oxymoron. You can find me half the year in the thick of it in the world’s biggest cities, and the other half on a beach in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a sunrise, my guitar and a mask.
I joined the organization as a member of oikos Reutlingen in 2014. After 2 years of active participation, I took over the role of the chapter president and re-established our contact to oikos international. From 2016 to 2018, our chapter and its impact on campus multiplied and I’m proud to see how our projects evolved and how individuals from different faculties drive the organization. I got to know and love oikos as an international platform by participating in events like the Future Lab, the Spring Meeting and this year’s CEE Meeting – right after hosting the Germany Meeting with my incredible team. As a LEAP participant, I learned a lot about leadership and its deep relation to personal development.
The last years have been shaping my mindset towards a more holistic, systemic way of thinking with sustainability as a fundament. I currently contribute these skills and experiences to our new Governance Model.
Glad that you are interested in reading my biography! I was raised in a small town in southern Germany in the belief, that mankind has to work with, and not against nature. As it became clear to me, that finance is somehow the « funnel » through which our economic sphere is directed, I decided to undergo an apprenticeship at a local Savings Bank. As this experience has been unsatisfying from an intellectual point of view, I have continued my educational path at the University of Bayreuth with a Bachelors programme in „International Economics“. Fortunately, my paths crossed with this amazing students initiative called oikos, where I am stuck ever since then. Asides from being interested in topics related to putting the economy on a more sustainable trajectory, I have developed a weakness for French wine through some extensive bicycle tours through France. Therefore I am always in for sharing a glass and having a proper discussion!
My name is Sarah and I‘m 24 years old. I grew up in a small village with my family. We had a huge garden where I discovered nature as a child. Early I longed to get to know the world, so I did a High School year abroad, in Costa Rica and the US. After coming back I finished school in Germany. Subsequently, I stayed in Hungary for 10 months to be a volunteer working with mentally disabled people. After that, I did my Bachelors in Bayreuth studying Geoecology. Followed by my Masters in Environmental Sciences in Vienna and Copenhagen.
Benoît Pitsaer has studied at the ICHEC Brussels Management School. As the previous president of oikos Brussels, he is glad and proud to have revived oikos Brussels from dormancy. Part of that Brussels’ journey, he was very dedicated to promoting sustainability at a larger scale and to strengthen the network in his region. His fields of interest are change management, sustainable development, alternative energy and transportation. Based on his experience and his strong commitment, he wishes to continue making a positive impact and contributing to a more sustainable future through his involvement as an oikos board member.
My name is Eva, I am an Economics and Business Administration student at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and have been a member of my local oikos chapter for four years. From July 2017 to July 2018 I served as the co-president of oikos Tübingen. Originally, I am from Berlin where I also completed an apprenticeship in hotel business before my university studies. I am currently doing a gap year between my bachelor and master studies to get career insights into sustainable businesses. I would like to support businesses to become more sustainable in future.
I come from a farming background. Agriculture, gardens and animals have surrounded much of my life. As the farming faded away and I grew older, I became very involved within the community. I’ve helped with kids soccer, helped support other initiatives and donate food yearly. I took a huge leap heading to the big city of Edmonton, where I got my degree in Marketing and became heavily involved in oikos. Since my graduation, I’ve been able to work in my field while also putting on events educating others about sustainability as well as entrepreneurship.