Board of Directors

David Scott Zeller

President
Born in New York, raised in Southern California, David is fluent in Spanish, German, English and Portuguese and conversant in Italian and French. He holds a degree in physics from the Claremont Colleges. For the past 20 years he has worked in the area of international business development and communications.

Petra Vorsteher

Vice President
Petra has been living in Silicon Valley since 1981 and has 25 + years of business experience in the US, Europe and Asia. A pioneer in the mobile industry, she is one of the first women globally to co- found a mobile company in 2005 and under her leadership, Smaato has become one of the largest mobile companies in the world.

Maren Winkler

Treasurer
Maren grew up in Bramsche near Osnabrück, where she also was trained to be a Bankkauffrau. Later she ventured into Journalism and is now working in Hamburg in a High-Fashion-Boutique.

Nils Winkler

Secretary
Born in Kiel, Germany Nils has lived in both Germany and the US and built up businesses and organizations in Europe, North America and Asia. He is a true „digital native“, based upon a former career in Journalism. Nils works in the field of digital monetization, be it to generate revenue through advertising or electronic payments. But higher priority goes to his family, his vintage cars and his passion of crafting American foods on a Texas size smoker and brewing beer.

Björn Ogbibeni

Director
Björn Ognibeni’s professional background includes over 15+ years as a freelance consultant and trusted advisor for numerous consulting companies, agencies and brands. His work focuses on what the digitization of our world means for the relationship of companies and their customers and how this influences the design of products and business models. Björn studied Physics and Economics at the universities of Braunschweig, Austin, TX and Göttingen. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. During his time there, he was a fellow member of the research group “New Media” at the Institute for Marketing and Commerce.

Anne-Frauke Schulz

Director
Born in Stade, lives in Hamburg. Anne-Frauke studied Agricultural Science in Kiel, Munich and Melbourne (Australia) and graduated as MSc. She also got her MBA in General Management at Ashridge Business School (UK), Hult International Business School (U.S.). Currently, she is working for Bartec Benke as Head of Marketing in Reinbek. She specialized in business development and strategic marketing, and worked for global leaders in Medical Devices, Biotech and FMCG such as Guthy Renker, Gillette, Dentsply and Hershey’s. Due to her different job assignments she spent seven years in Australia, UK and the U.S. She enjoys family time outdoors, doing sports, and traveling with her nine year old daughter.

Donald Copson

Director
Born in Miami Beach, Florida, to a career US Navy father and Italian mother, Donald was raised as a typical "military brat", moving often in his life. He is bilingual (English and Italian) and has a fair knowledge of German & Spanish. Donald has a Master's degree from Georgia Southern University in Adult & Vocational Education and almost thirty years of HR experience as a civil servant with the United States Army. He retired from the position of Civilian Personnel Director, Headquarters, United States Army, Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. His personal interests include keeping abreast of international world affairs, hiking, fitness, languages, cultures, international cuisine, and traveling.

Michael Böcken

Director
Michael is attorney in his own law-firm since 1986, Kanzlei im Borselhof. He is specialized in trade law, IP law and labor law. He has a lot of experience with Clubs of different sizes - Michael was for instance in the Supervisory Board of FC St. Pauli for several years. Hamburger Abendblatt called him "Der Anwalt, dem die Rockstars vertrauen" for his work in the music industry.

Richmond Lordson

Head of Digital Service
Born in Ghana, to a Canadian father and Ghanaian mother, Richmond holds an Associate degree in Electronics and Bachlor of arts in Communication Design. As UX designer and front-end developer for web and mobile application with more than 15 years of professional experience. He's very passionate about designing interface while taking into consideration the latest UX trends and techniques and help companies create memorable experiences through user centered design.