Hans-Christian joined Swisscontact in August 2020 as a Programme Associate for the Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE) platform. Previously, he has worked as an intern with BMW AG in Munich and with the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) supporting the cooperation between German and Singaporean companies across various industries.
Hans holds a B.A. in Asian Studies and Management from Konstanz University of Applied Sciences and is a certified industrial mechanic (Field: Production Engineering). During his undergraduate degree he spent a year in Southeast Asia, where he developed a strong relationship to the region; initially whilst studying at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and subsequently working with the SGC in Singapore. His interest in entrepreneurship and inclusive economic development has led him to study the relationship between Venture Capital and Impact Investing in the ASEAN region for his final paper.
In this context, RISE presents a great opportunity to pursue these topics in practice, while aligning both professional and personal interests.