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Carsten Ovens

Carsten Ovens

Executive Director European Leadership Network (ELNET)


After several years of working in business development, management consulting, and academic research & teaching, Carsten Ovens was appointed as Executive Director of ELNET-Germany, leading the organization's office with a great team in Berlin.

Alongside professional work, he was elected as a Member of Parliament in 2015, responsible for science and digital business affairs for the State of Hamburg. In addition, as an ambassador of the German-Israeli-Startup-Exchange program (GISEP), he has been building bridges between the startup ecosystems of both countries, supporting startups on their growth path. Carsten's motivation is simple: driving innovation for a better world.

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