Head: Prof. Dr. Martin Allespach
From 2007 to 2014, he was Head of Policy, Strategic Planning and Social Policy at the IG Metall Executive Board. Prior to that, he was - also on the Executive Board of IG Metall - Division Manager for Trade Union Education and Education Policy. In previous years, Allespach held various specialist and management positions at IG Metall.
Martin Allespach received his doctorate from the University of Tübingen on the introduction and implementation of group work in small and medium-sized companies. He habilitated at the University of Hamburg on participation-oriented concepts of company education planning.
Martin Allespach has an apl. professorship within the range lifelong learning at the University of Hamburg. He is also a member of the supervisory board of Carl Zeiss AG and an honorary judge at the LAG Baden-Württemberg.
Program Coordination: Dr. Zeynep Nettekoven
Zeynep Nettekoven is a Lecturer of economics and the academic program coordinator at the Europäische Akademie der Arbeit in der Universität Frankfurt am Main. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science and International Relations at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in International Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. In 2016 she received her PhD in Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin. She worked as a Lecturer of Economics at different universities and participated in research projects in collaboration with various institutions in Germany and abroad. Her publications and research interests lie in the areas of monetary policy, financial system regulations, currency hierarchies, global value chains and labour market policies. She speaks English, German and Turkish.
Program Management: Max Rudel
Max Rudel studied Sociology, Social Psychology, Politics and Philosophy with a focus on critical theory at the University of Frankfurt. He was involved in university politics - also as head of the students' union. He works as a researcher at the Europäische Akademie der Arbeit (EAdA) within the project on promoting the teaching of co-determination at Business Economics study programs at German universities. He is also the program manager of the International Certificate Program of EAdA.