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  • Zoe Stroebel-Haft

    Head of Operations

    Zoe oversees the day-to-day operations at Konnektiv, managing all internal projects, strategic development strategies, and finances. She researches new potential national and international projects and partners in the field of international development cooperation, prepares proposals, and assists on and leads newly acquired projects. She also coordinates with our network of freelancers, overseeing…

  • Christoph Herbst

    Head of IT

    Christoph has worked as a programmer with Konnektiv since 2014, consulting on and managing several online community platforms. Previously he worked as a lecturer and tutor at the Centre for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) in the area of software engineering. Within this framework, he worked several times in Afghanistan at the University…

  • Melanie Stilz

    Co-Founder

    Mel works as a consultant and researcher in the field of digitization, education, and development cooperation. Before co-founding Konnektiv, Mel worked for the Centre for International and Intercultural Communication (ZIIK) at TU Berlin, primarily managing technology and education related projects in Afghanistan. Other previous cooperations include One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Afghanistan,…

  • René Schodder (Herlitz)

    Co-Founder & CEO

    René has been advising on activities at the intersection between technology, education, and development cooperation in various countries and contexts since 2004. He studied computer science with a focus on ICT in education and society as well as geography with a focus on development studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universidad de La Habana. Before…

  • Geraldine de Bastion

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Geraldine is a bilingual (en/de) political scientist with an intercultural background and experience working with activists, governments, startups and NGOs across the world. Her work focuses on digital transformation and international cooperation, innovation, and human rights. Geraldine co-founded Konnektiv in 2013, advising various organisations on digital transformation…