The TEDxHHL team consists out of very motivated students from around the globe. United in their passion for TED and TEDx, they are eager give ideas worth spreading a stage in Leipzig. Every day, we work hard to create a remarkable TEDx-Event in Leipzig. We are formed as a student initiative within HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management and are glad to call Junior-Professor Alex Lahmann our patron.
Below you can find all of our members and their responsibilities. You can also find the contact E-Mail for each topic, so don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
J.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Junior Professorship in Mergers & Acquisitions of Small- and Midsized Entities (SME)
J.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann is a big fan of TEDx and when he heard of the initiative he directly agreed to become the patron of the event from the university side. We are very happy to have him on board.
What he and his chair usually do:
The Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Junior Professorship in Mergers & Acquisitions of Small- and Midsized Entities (SME) was found in 2013 and focuses on analyzing the determinants and structure of M&A activities in the takeover market of SME as well as the applied pricing techniques.
In current research projects we analyze the determinants of contingencies and capital structure decisisons in german takeovers as well as in leveraged buyouts. A further major research area comprises the techniques and pricing tools in corporate valuation.
In addition, the Junior Professorship fosters the knowledge exchange between practice and academic research. We collaborate with the Sachsen Bank in order to establish a cooperation to perform theoretical research with the potential to solve problems in financial decision making. In addition we closely cooperate with the Chair of Taxation of the University of Leipzig to facilitate the combined research of finance and taxation.
Our teaching activities aim at providing students with state of the art knowledge and tools in finance. In order to do so, we combine analytical and empirical techniques with real-life case situations. Our courses, prepare students for the growing importance of financial decision making.
Sponsoring & Finance
Benjamin is doing his MSc. in Management at HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management. He loves TED since he spent some time in the US during is Bachelors. He is one of the founding fathers of our initiative and head of sponsor liason.
Tobias just started his MSc. in Management at HHL. He is a true TED enthusiast and good with numbers. So the perfect job for him is managing the controlling and accounting for our TEDxHHL event.
Michael is in the second semester of his MSc in Management at HHL. He has strong connections to Asia, where he spent time during his previous studies and where people love TED. He is also responsible for sponsor liason.
Richard just started his MSc. in Management at HHL. During one of his first evenings at our university, he heard of the TEDxHHL initiative and got very interested and joined straight away. Richard is responsible for the local sponsors, like hotels, etc.
Susanne is in her last semester at HHL. After returning from her exchange semester in Portugal, she heard about our initiative and fell in love with it. She supports our sponsoring department.
Christian is doing his MSc. in Management at HHL. He loves TED since he spent some time in the US during his apprenticeship. He is one of the founding fathers of our initiative and Co-head of speaker acquisition.
Justus is doing his MSc. in Management at HHL. He is a TED enthusiast for more then 5 years now. He is one of the founding fathers of our initiative and responsible for sponsor liason and speaker acquisition.
Marketing & PR
Jasa is in the second semester of his MSc in Management at HHL. When he came to Leipzig and heard about the initiative, he was happy to become part of the TEDxHHL team as our Twitter, Facebook and Social Media mastermind.
Asha is the only MBA student in the team. She knew TED & TEDx already from her previous studies in India and directly took the chance to participate in organizing our local TEDxHHL event. Asha supports the marketing department.
Weronika is an exchange student from Poland. After coming to HHL she decided to participate in the student’s initiative and therefore she chose to co-organize the TEDxHHL conference. She is responsible for Social Media of the event.
Damian just started his first semester at HHL in his MSc in Management. He directly joined our initiative because he is totally into TED. With his marketing expertise, he supports us in the marketing department.
Organisation & Event
Rose is doing her MSc. in Management at HHL as a double degree with Grenoble EM in France. When she came to Leipzig and heard about the TEDxHHL initiative, she directly joined and became an integral part of the team. She is responsible for the Event planning, but also supports the marketing department.
Patrick just started his MSc in Management at HHL. He knew the team already from a visit at HHL, so that is was clear for him to join the initiative after officially starting his studies. He is a organizational talent and supports the event planning department.