Manuel Kilian is a senior project lead at Axel Springer hy, a young firm that supports organisations in their digitisation efforts. He manages projects focusing on venture capital and digital strategy design. Prior to Axel Springer hy, he served as senior manager to the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Germany’s biggest economic lobby group, and gained working experience at the Foresight Unit of the UK Cabinet Office and at Deutsche Bank.
Manuel is a co-initiator of the non-profit initiative Netzwerk Technologie & Gesellschaft, a network for individuals with an interest in the intersection of technology and society. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Cambridge University and a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University; in addition, he studied abroad at SciencesPo Paris.