From left: Andreas Von Schoenberg, Marika Theros, Teresa Lappe Osthege, Endre Bojtar
Andreas von Schoenberg has a successful 30 year track-record in the renewable energy (solar, wind and biogas) and waste management industries in Germany and abroad. In the 1980s he was responsible for sales and marketing at a Munich based anaerobic digestion EPC Company. Moving into waste management, he established the Cleanaway brand in Germany for Australian parent company Brambles in the 1990s. Subsequently, he was responsible for Cleanaway’s strategic planning in Asia, Australia and Europe. After the merger with the SULO Group and the acquisition by the leading environmental services group Veolia in 2007 he managed the Business Development, M&A, Communications and Marketing departments. Moving into solar in 2010, he developed the UK business of Colexon Energy. In 2013, Andreas founded his own consulting business in Berlin, providing business and project advisory services to companies, public sector and NGOs. Andreas is also regular speaker and moderator at conferences.
Marika Theros is currently a senior researcher at the Institute for State Effectiveness in Washington DC. Prior, she has consulted on labor rights governance for a quasi-governmental project owner in the GCC and served as a research officer at the London School of Economics (LSE), where she led their research program on Afghanistan, and continues to contribute to their Security-in-Transition program on issues of accountability, justice and conflict in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Afghanistan. She also serves on the executive committee of the London Transitional Justice Network, the board of the Humanitarian Law Centre in the Balkans, and the LSE-based Human Security Study Group that provides input into the current EU strategic review of their external policy. She is currently completing her Doctorate at the Department for International Development at LSE.
Teresa Lappe-Osthege is a doctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield (UK). Her research explores how the environment can transform issues of development, sustainability, and peace in a context of post-conflict peacebuilding. Using the European Union’s peacebuilding policies in Kosovo as a case study, she examines the manner in which such EU policies are guided by the principle of sustainable development, and the role that is assigned to the environment within this. Prior to her doctoral studies at the Department of Politics at Sheffield, Teresa worked at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based think tank. She completed an MA in Conflict, Security, and Development at King’s College London and a BA in European Studies at Maastricht University (The Netherlands).
Endre Bojtar is the editor in chief and publisher of Magyar Narancs, a Budapest based political weekly magazine. As a journalist, he has written on Central Europe, Balkans, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Northern Ireland. In 1999, he published the book of reportage on Central Europe “Sins without a Master”. For already twenty years, Mr. Bojtár has been an anchor in Tilos Rádió, a non profit Budapest radio station. His interests include examining national myths of Central and Eastern Europe and dynamics of ethnic tensions and conflicts.