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.

Manuel Güll

SINGA Business Lab Program Manager
Manuel has always been passionate about changing the world - starting with human rights activism when he was a teenager. After graduation Manuel worked in politics and public administration in Berlin before moving on to the business world where he worked in Hamburg, Vienna and Amsterdam as part of the management team of a large global corporation. When close to a million refugees moved through Austria in 2015, he - together with hundreds of thousands - volunteered to welcome these newcomers. Back in Berlin Manuel worked as a volunteer manager and social worker in a refugee home before joining SINGA. He has a Masters degree in Anthropology from Sussex University (UK) and is a qualified coach.

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.

Suhayl Chettih

Advisor
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.

SINGA Business Lab Stuttgart Team

Amelie Hübner

SINGA Business Lab Stuttgart, Co-Founder SINGA Stuttgart
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, Co-Founder SINGA Stuttgart
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

Fabian Thun

SINGA Deutschland Director
After his first contact with SINGA at a Living Room Cooking event in 2016 Fabian knew he was in the right place: an environment in which people meet as equals and can strengthen their connections on the basis of their interests and passions. Ever since Fabian has been involved in the building of the SINGA community, fundraising and communications. Since September 2018 he has taken on the role of managing director of SINGA Deutschland as well as project manager for „Integration neu denken” in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Luisa Seiler

Shareholder
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. Since a few months, she has been making good use of her experience to support the SINGA team as an advisor.

Sima Gatea

Shareholder
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. Today, she's a precious advisor for the SINGA Team.

Mohamad Ghayth Nashed

Shareholder
Ghayth was born in 1985 in Aleppo, Syria. After having worked with SINGA and co-founded the SINGA Business Lab, his degree in economic and Business administration from Aleppo University helped him to co-found Bab al-Jinan, a - delicious - Street food and Catering company. He is now a shareholder of SINGA Deutschland gUG.
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