Honorary Alumni

According to our constitution, UAA members may elect Honorary Alumni if they meet to following criteria:

Present and former academic or corporate representatives and benefactors whom the Association wishes to recognise for their great contribution made to the development and growth of the UNITECH International Society and the UNITECH Alumni Association.

Following, the list of Honorary Alumni.

Elected in

  • Nils Rickert

    Partner, Enziam Communications AG, Zurich

    "I was part of the project team that prepared the founding of the UNITECH International Society and its first Executive Director between 2000 and 2002.

    Today I am partner at Enziam Communications"


    David Ward

    Secretary General UNITECH International Society

    "Consultant, coach and trainer specializing in leadership and teamwork development"

  • Brian Holloway

    Former Academic Relations Manager, IBM UK Laboratories

    "I am one of the founder members of UNITECH. I have served for several years on the UNITECH Management Council representing the Corporate Partner IBM and UK University, Imperial College"


    Peter Idenburg

    Partner at ABC, Association of Business Coaches-coaching in leadership

  • Annemarie Rima

    Managing Director Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

    "When working as Head of the International Office at Delft University of Technology I had the honour of cooperating within the UNITECH Program, a great and unique programme. I also had the pleasure of chairing the local coordinators meetings"


    Bengt Olof Hansson

    Vice President at SKF


    Andrea Cuomo

    Executive Vice President and General Manager, Sales Marketing, Europe, Middle East and Africa STMicroelectronics

  • Egbert Appel

    Trustee at Hilti Foundation


    Konrad Osterwalder

    Rector of the United Nations University (UNU)


    Giovanni Azzone

    Prorector of Politecnico di Milano

  • Carel Steensma

    The Zurich Way Network Community Manager Zurich Financial Services

    "My best job so far (and probably of my working life) I had between 2002 and 2007 as Secretary General / Executive Director of UNITECH International!

    What an honour, privilege and FUN it was to be involved with the UNITECH on a daily basis. Working with Companies, Universities, coaches and more and more also with Alumni to further develop and grow UNITECH!

    I encourage all Alumni to do their best to keep in contact with the UNITECH network, to support it by making contacts with potential Corporate Partners and, above all, to never forget the experience you had!"

  • Jenny Julin

    HR Services, SKF Group

  • Sybille Tebaldi

    Intercultural trainer & coach Integration Commissioner for the Dietikon district (Zurich)

    "Every year when we selected the new UNITECH students I had the feeling to integrate great personalities into the programme. The UNITECH Alumni Association of today shows me that I was right"


    Alexandra Schwarz

    Head of Communications BU Coatings & Additives at Evonik Degussa


    Ulf Plöcker

    Former Head of Process Technology & Engineering, Evonik

  • Roland Seneor

    Director of SAPHIR and Director de Recherche Emerite CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique

    "I am in charge of the high speed computer network (SAPHIR) of one of the largest educational clusters of France which is located on the plateau de Saclay."

  • Ernst Schmachtenberg

    Director RWTH Aachen, Former President UNITECH International

    Gerhard Warnick

    Former Treasurer UNITECH International

    Emma Zeisberger

    Former Programme Manager UNITECH International

  • Samuel Burri

    Former President UNITECH Alumni Association

    Stefan Nöken

  • Oliver Prinz

  • Stefano Ronchi

    Professor of Purchasing & Supply Management, Politecnico di Milano

    "I have served in UNITECH for eight years, and I have always been surprised by the special energy and spirit you can feel inside the network"

  • Karin Markides

    Former President and CEO of Chalmers University & Former President of UNITECH International Society

    "Tomorrow’s leaders in private, public or academic positions need systemic skills and an agile drive where crossing boarders are seen as opportunities and not threats. This is Unitech alumni for me, and I am proud and honored to now be part of this enabling network"

  • Daniel K Berndt

    Employer Branding at Evonik Industries

    "UNITECH to me is much more than just a network of students, companies and universities. It is a blueprint of a European cooperation under the motto "Together, we’re more than the sum of our parts"


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