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Our Team

The team behind TEDxMannheim

What unites all of us is a strong passion for TED and the aspiration to make true inspiring events Mannheim won't forget. We spark conversation, connection, and community in Mannheim and Rhine-Neckar.

Oliver Bruemmer Team TEDxMannheim

Oliver Brümmer

TED licensee

Oliver is our TED licensee and founder of TEDxMannheim. He was born and raised in Mannheim. After having spent several years abroad and in other German cities he moved back to his region of origin. By organizing a true TED experience after being born and raised in Mannheim, Oliver does not only want to help spread ideas that are worth spreading but also aims at giving back to the region he received a lot of support from during his younger years.

Florencia Fontanarossa Team TEDxMannheim

Florencia Fontanarossa

Project Manager & Head of Speakers Curation

Florencia is our Head of Speakers program and a Master student at Steinbeis University Berlin. She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and moved to Germany two years ago. With a background in journalism and communication, Florencia is passionate about sustainability and has vast experience in social and environmental projects. She is excited to find extraordinary and courageous ideas and share them in our TEDxMannheim events.

Xueliu Chen Team TEDxMannheim

Xueliu Chen

Team Speakers Curation

Xueliu (Pronunciation: Sway-Leo; Chinese meaning: snow-willow) is part of the team Speakers Curation and recently finished her master studies at the University of Mannheim. Born and raised in China, Xueliu came to Germany in 2013 joining a social service year program. She takes a different lens to learn about Germany - social worker, international student, and sports industry practitioner. She is thrilled to make the TEDxMannheim happen.

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Team Social Media & Content

Caro is part of our marketing team. She is mainly responsible for social media and content. After her Bachelor studies in Business Administration at Saarland University, she worked in various fields and gained experience in human resources management, marketing, CSR and consulting. Currently, she is traveling through South America as a volunteer. At TEDxMannheim she particularly likes the common goal of creating something great and unique with an ambitious and fantastic team.

Patrick Wambold Team TEDxMannheim

Patrick Wambold

Team Legal

Patrick is a member of our legal team. He completed his legal studies at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg and is currently Referendar at Landgericht Karlsruhe. Besides his studies, he worked for a big insolvency practitioner in Heidelberg and joined ProBono e.V. - a student initiative giving legal advice for people who are in need and can not afford a lawyer. By joining TEDxMannheim he continues his social commitment and supports us from a comprehensive legal perspective.

Alexander Tsyganov Team TEDxMannheim

Alexander Tsyganov

Head of Legal

Alex is our Head of Legal and recently completed his law studies at the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg after having spent a year abroad in Switzerland. Besides his studies, he worked for two years at Deloitte, mainly within the area of Business and International Taxation. Now looking for new and socially meaningful challenges he joined TEDxMannheim and supports the organization from a comprehensive legal perspective.

Philipp Preuss Team TEDxMannheim

Philipp Preuss

Head of Technology & IT

Philipp is responsible for all the technical matters at TEDxMannheim. Having seen himself in the field of mechanical engineering at first, he chose to study Business Informatics after school. In order to have a direct application of knowledge during his studies, he works at SAP at the same time. He is overwhelmed to be able to work in such a unique team with the common goal to create an unforgettable TEDx experience.

Sayan Surendran Team TEDxMannheim



Team Social Media & Content

Sayan was born and raised in India. He is perusing a masters in International Business and Engineering and also working for SAP supporting the pre-sales team. He joined TEDx in April 2019 and it’s been an exciting journey so far. He does marketing, especially the social media and event planning for TEDx and he is loving it! He also loves photography and he is an automobile enthusiast. He believes in the fact that your net worth is your Network.

Lars Bormuth Team TEDxMannheim

Lars Bormuth

Team Social Media & Content

Lars joined TEDxMannheim in December 2019 and is part of our Social Media Team. He is a cooperative student of Industrial Business Administration at DHBW Mannheim and currently writes his bachelor thesis in Employer Branding. Besides TEDxMannheim, he is a Hip Hop Dance Coach and intrigued to shape the art and culture scene of Mannheim. 

Surya Babu Team TEDxMannheim

Surya Nagesh Babu

Team PR & Marketing

Surya is a Master student at the SRH University Heidelberg, was born and brought up in the Southern provinces of India. He has moved to Germany two years ago to pursue a Master's in International Business and Engineering. 

To Surya TEDx has been a source of inspiration for years now, having had a fair bit of experience in the fields of Event Management and Marketing, I have observed that words, when used wisely, can be thought-provoking and have the power to alter an individual perspective.


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