L to R: Alexander Epple, Johanna Schreiber, Kim Katzik, Clarissa Leuchtmann, Malte Benz (Coach)
About the Team
Alexander was born and raised in Stuttgart. He is a fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration student in Marketing and Media Management, focused on product and customer management. Before starting his program, Alexander completed an apprenticeship as an event manager. He has also worked as a business development intern for a fintech start-up in Berlin and spent a recent semester abroad at University College Leuven-Limburg, in Belgium. Alexander has a passion for sports and making music, and enjoys intercultural experiences.
Joanna was born and raised near Nuremberg, and is a fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration student focused on marketing and media management. She recently completed an internship in marketing and sales at Landpack GmbH, where she was able to combine her marketing expertise with her passion for developing realistic sustainable alternatives to everyday products. Johanna learned to love working in international groups during a high school year spent in Tennessee, USA, and a recent International Marketing week in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. She enjoys travelling, reading, and trying out new recipes.
Born and raised in Southern Germany, Kim is a fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration student focused on marketing and media management. She recently completed an internship in strategy and communications for fluidmobile, a German app development start-up, and currently works for the Customer Care department at L’Oréal S.A. Kim broadened her international horizons during a trip to South America, the United States, and Asia, and a semester at the B.A. School of Business and Finance in Riga, Latvia. Kim has a passion for sports, music and good food. She plans to pursue a career in human resources and is currently considering options for her Master’s degree.
Clarissa was born and raised in southwestern Germany, near Mainz. She is a fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration student focusing on marketing and media management. Prior to coming to Heilbronn, Clarissa completed a 3-year apprenticeship as an industrial business assistant, an auto industry internship in Detroit, Michigan, and a 6-month contract at German B2B logistics company Würth. During her studies, she has been part of the Event Team for car manufacturer Opel, where she supports the company’s communication team at media launch events throughout Europe. Clarissa loves to travel and meet new people from across the globe. She was recently able to live out her passion during a semester abroad in Rotterdam.
Malte Benz (Coach)
A graduate of Heilbronn University, Malte is currently employed as a consultant at management and IT consultancy MHP, the largest subsidiary of Porsche AG. While completing his Master’s of International Marketing and Communication, he participated in the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition in Burlington, Vermont, USA. Malte is looking forward to this year’s NIBS Case Competition in Künzelsau, and to supporting the Heilbronn team.