Dr. Valentin Zahrnt

Prenzlauer Allee 230
10405 Berlin


Mobile: +49 151 20 66 81 64

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Dr. Frédéric Renkens

Chemin du Cherpenau 17
1805 Jongny


Mobile: +41 77 424 09 31


  • Master in economics at the University of St. Gallen (lic.oec.hsg)
  • PhD on the WTO’s political economy and institutional design

Work experience

  • Research on the WTO at the HEI and the University of Geneva
  • Senior Fellow at the political economy think tank ECIPE in Brussels
  • Business consulting with Malik Management in St. Gallen
  • Fiction writer

Teaching experience

  • Workshops in management, economics and professional writing for professionals (as an employee and independently)
  • Lecturer for management and communication at the EBC and the ESCP (the world's eldest business school)

Language skills

  • German: mother tongue
  • French: several years spent in French-speaking countries, primary language with my domestic partner since 2007
  • English: primary working language 2002-2011, course language at the EBC since 2014


  • Master of Science in Microengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Master of Sciences-Po & Master of Research in Sociology, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
  • PhD in Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence

Work experience

  • Research Engineer in the filed of man-machine interfaces, IDIAP, Martigny
  • Consulting Engineer in the automotive sector, Eurospace GmbH (Altran group), working at Siemens, Regensburg

Teaching experience

  • High School Teacher at two Swiss public High Schools (one year)
  • Teaching Assistant in electronics, in micro-informatics (EPFL) and in sociology (Harvard University)

Language skills

  • French: mother tongue
  • German: second mother tongue
  • English: primary working language between 2007 and 2014
  • Italian: basic knowledge

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