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Online Conference: Living and Working in Munich and Berlin

As part of our monthly "KEDGE Alumni Around the World" conference series, two graduates living in Munich, and two graduates living in Berlin, share their experiences of living there..

Introduction 👋

Because of the current global health crisis, the 57 international branches of KEDGE Alumni have had to adapt. So this year they are holding a series of conferences that put the spotlight on a city, a country, or a region of the world. This time we look at the cities of Munich and Berlin from the perspective of those who know it best: our expatriate graduates who receive support from KEDGE Alumni throughout the year, despite living far away, thanks to our range of online services.



Conference objectives 🧭️

Led by the KEDGE Alumni teams, together with the students of the Kedger Network Association, branch managers, and local graduates, this interactive conference strives to bring our graduates and students closer together and answers the questions of those Kedgers who are curious about living abroad.

Who's this online conference for? 👤

This conference is open to all Kedgers, whether a graduate or a student, but also to the entire KEDGE community (partners, teachers, staff, etc.) and anyone else interested in the topic. Do you dream about doing an internship in Berlin or Munich, attending a partner university, or living abroad? Then this conference is for you!

Programme 📝

Berlin vs Munich: two cities in the same country, so similar but very different!

  • Introduction by the KEDGE Alumni network
  • Conversations and discussions with Alumni living in Germany what you need to know before choosing to live, whether temporarily or permanently, in Munich or Berlin.
    • QUALITY OF LIFE/LEISURES: Universities, accommodation, the health system, transport, cultural institutions, etc.
    • INTERNSHIPS/EMPLOYMENT/ECONOMY: The job market, the major companies, promising sectors, professional opportunities, contracts, agreements, salaries, tips on finding an internship, VIE, or expatriate contract
    • Other good ideas
  • Questions and answers


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Conference led by students of the Kedger Network Association 

Kedger Network is the school’s sports and cultural events association. More than just an events association, its team has a key asset: it brings together students and professionals. This helps meet the main challenge of any newcomer to a business school, which is to know what makes up the network. Created in March 2015, this young and dynamic association has seen its projects grow and develop from year to year.


  • Free

Registration deadline : 25th February 2021

Registration closed


  • Sofiane GHARRAD
    Strategic accounts - APPLAUSE

    A 2014 graduate, Sofiane began his career as a Global Sales Representative at Lenovo before joining Larsen &Toubro in Mumbai, India as a Business Development Consultant in 2014. He then moved to Dublin and worked at Salesforce for two years. Sofiane currently lives in Berlin, working in Strategic Accounts at Applause. He manages the KEDGE Alumni Berlin branch with Mathilde GARCIA-DRIMMER.

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    Executive Assistant to CEO - STOCUBO GmbH

    A 2014 graduate, Mathilde began her career at Hartô in Berlin as Business Developer and Communication Manager, then worked for Metadesign as Brand Strategist in 2017. After that, she became a Business Development Manager at work Minimum Einrichter GmBh. Still in Berlin, Mathilde has been working as Executive Assistant to the CEO at Stocubo since 2020. She manages the KEDGE Alumni branch in Berlin with Sofiane GHARRAD.

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  • Yann MAURER

    After graduating in 2005, Yann started his career at Delphi in Luxembourg before moving to Germany in 2006 to do a double degree at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. In 2007, he began working at L.E.K. Consulting, a strategy consulting firm, where he expanded his skills in strategy and private equity during assignments in Paris, Munich, and Los Angeles. He eventually attained the position of Senior Associate Consultant. In 2011, Yann founded his company, Regiondo, in Munich, and currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). He manages the KEDGE Alumni branch in Munich with Candice Presles.

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  • Candice PRESLES
    Product Operation Manager - SAP CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

    Candice worked for a year at Prysmian Group in Paris during her gap year. After graduating in 2007, she continued her career, first as a consultant at Matchmind in Spain and then as IT Procurement Manager at Mango, also in Spain. A change of country was then on the books for this young adult and she moved to Munich, Germany, where she worked as an IT Project Manager at HYBRIS Gmbh. After four years of working her way up the ladder at SAP Customer Experience, Candice now holds the position of Product Operation Manager, still at the same company in Munich. She manages the KEDGE Alumni branch in Munich with Yann Maurer.

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