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.
... a serial entrepreneur, has set up several successful companies in biotechnology, Internet and services. In 1998 he founded Epigenomics and served as its CEO for eight years. Under his leadership this bio- technology company, which launched a groundbreaking test for the early detection of cancer, went public in 2004. One year later, he founded PHORMS, a private school network in Germany with an innovative educational concept. At the end of 2009, he left PHORMS to set up Nobel Education Network.
... 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.