SINGA Business Lab Team

SINGA Business Lab is a project from SINGA Deutschland, whose mission is to bring locals and people from migrant and refugee backgrounds together to engage collaboratively in social, professional and entrepreneurial projects. The first SINGA organization was founded 2012 in Paris. Since then SINGA France has successfully established an international network of engaged people. Today local SINGA organisations can be found in France, Germany, BelgiumItalyGreat BritainCanada and Switzerland. All local organisations share common values but tailor their work to local needs.

Suhayl Chettih

SINGA Business Lab Director, Co-Founder
Suhayl is a problem solver, business designer, and entrepreneur. He loves nothing more than a good challenge, and is passionate about solving the world’s most critical problems with creativity, technology, and hard work. When he saw Germany’s welcoming attitude to millions of refugees, he was inspired to do his part in making this “integration” a success story. Suhayl has worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and is a graduate of Georgetown University, holding a dual degree in Political Economy and Arabic.

Amer Alqadi

Entrepreneur's Guide
Amer comes from a strong business management background, having worked in Syria in many positions in Human Resources, including HR Trainer for one of the Middle East's largest industrial companies. After arriving in Berlin, it was easy for him with his open-minded personality and sense of humour (and his BIG SMILE!) to make new friends. Amer is keen to bridge between newcomers and the local community by organizing social events and by working as a volunteer translator with Volkshochschule. At SINGA Business Lab, he works closely with the entrepreneurs, supporting them and making sure that they’re on the right path achieving their goals.

Salwa Zeitoun

Digital Marketing Manager
Salwa is a curious thinker who loves to work at the intersection of culture, marketing, tech and social innovation. She holds a MSc in Brand Management and Marketing Communication from the University of Southern Denmark and did an exchange semester in Australia. She has worked with several organisations that aim to make high-quality education accessible despite financial obstacles because she believes in the profound impact of empowering youth through education and tech. At SINGA, she continues to lead a mission-driven career and communicates how we are creating an inclusive startup ecosystem in Berlin.

SINGA Business Lab Stuttgart Team

Amelie Hübner

SINGA Business Lab Stuttgart, Manager
Amelie is fascinated by the power of innovation to bring out opportunities where they may be least expected. With an academic and professional background in entrepreneurship and innovation management, it was in particular her experience working together with young entrepreneurs in Uganda that inspired her to start SINGA Business Lab in Stuttgart. Having lived, studied and worked all around the world she sees the positive influence of welcoming encounters and perspectives and the value they create for a healthy society.

Peter Schumacher

SINGA Business Lab Stuttgart, Manager
After having studied civil engineering and with several years of industry experience, Peter felt the urge to have a greater impact on people’s lives. Joining the Social Innovation Academy in Uganda and working with marginalized youth to start social businesses had a huge impact on his own life. Deeply motivated by the empowering effects of entrepreneurship, he is now using his knowledge and experience back home. Having found his own purposeful way of life he wants to enable others to build their own fulfilling perspectives.

SINGA Deutschland Team

Luisa Seiler

Co-Founder
Luisa's curiosity for a myriad of migration related topics has brought her to work and study migration, while on the move herself. Whether conducting research, consulting or working for international organisations in Morocco, Turkey or Germany, her work has always involved departing and arriving in new places. She has long been concerned with the question: "How can people be empowered to engage in society to their full potential when arriving in a new place?" Luisa was inspired to co-found SINGA Deutschland after working with SINGA France.

Sima Gatea

Co-Founder
Sima is a local in Toronto, Heidelberg and Berlin and grew up in a family where migration and mixed identity consistently played a formative role. While writing her M.A. thesis on the international exchange of migration and urbanisation initiatives, Sima also began teaching German to asylum seekers and creating an on and offline community connecting her students with Heidelberg locals and international students, called "Meet & Greet Heidelberg". Interested in how social entrepreneurship can be used to create innovative solutions to existing challenges, Sima recently moved back to Berlin to co-found SINGA Deutschland.

Vinzenz Himmighofen

Co-Founder
Vinzenz has worked on topics relating to how migration and economies interact and inform each other. During studies, his regional foci has been the Middle East, where he also spent over a year living and working. Jordanian sign language is one of his special abilities. Apart from this, Vinzenz generally enjoys working in interdisciplinary teams and has, despite his studies in humanities, built close to everything from alternative microinsurance strategies to paletts for dental chairs. SINGA seemed, then, like the logical next step.

Fabian Thun

Fundraising and Community Development
Fabian joined SINGA right after coming back from Brazil where he taught German at the university. As coordinator of our Community Events he can fully live out his passion to bring people together. Through work experience on three continents he has worked with people with very different stories, which makes Berlin his favourite city since it combines all these aspects. At SINGA Fabian has also found a place where he can use his affinity for communication trends and graphic design to make our interactions more efficient and more beautiful.
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