The founding team of Nobel Education Network consists of successful German entrepreneurs who made the choice to leave their previous industries and dedicate their careers to education. Their first enterprise in education was the creation of Phorms, a chain of private bilingual schools. This chain of now 14 schools revolutionized the education environment in Germany, ranked among the fastest growing companies in the country, and is now the leading company in primary and secondary education with several thousand K-12 students.
... first pursued a scientific career at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, out of which he co-founded the company Epigenomics. He was responsible for scientific strategy, as well as licensing and business development. Kurt negotiated the company’s global license agreements. In 2008 he joined PHORMS as CEO of its acquisition-focused subsidiary and completed four takeover negotiation. Under his leadership the company managed the turn-around of its first acquisition, Heidelberg International School. His responsibilities at Nobel Education Network comprise operations and projects.
... started his career as a consultant at AT-Kearney and subsequently set up a software company which he led as its CFO until 2006. As one of the co-founders of PHORMS and its CFO, he was responsible for its private financing, the set-up of a private fund, and the operational management of several school sites until the end of 2009. Johannes also led the real estate and facility management strategies and negotiated lease contracts worth almost 100 million euros.