Freedom Team Interview :
Meet the members of our Freedom Team from East and Southeast Europe. Discover who the freedom ambassadors are.
Freedom Team Interview with Martin Kothé : Thoughts on Freedom and FNF
Curious to get to know Martin Kothé, our new Regional Director for FNF East and Southeast Europe and Project Director for Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece? Watch an animation to discover his thoughts on Freedom and FNF.
Freedom Team Interview: Martin Kothé in Focus
Meet Martin Kothé, our new Regional Director for FNF East and Southeast Europe and Project Director for Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece since August 2020. Learn more about his professional journey and personal manifesto. Martin Kothé has joined FNF in early 2020 after 10 years as a Managing Director for FTI Consulting in Berlin, a US strategic communications consultancy. From 2004 to 2010, Martin was working as spokesperson to the German President Horst Köhler during his tenure in office. Prior to that, Martin served as communications director and spokesperson of the German liberal party FDP affiliated to FNF (1999 - 2004). He started his career in journalism, learning the trade in the German Section of the BBC's World Service from 1988 - 1991.
Freedom Team Interview: Markus Kaiser in Focus
Markus joined the foundation in 2012 after spending six years as a political advisor in the parliamentary group of FDP, the German liberal party. Prior to this, he obtained a Master’s degree in Political Science at Bonn University. For the foundation he has been active in Brussels and Athens, fostering European integration and liberal cooperation wherever possible. He currently heads the unit for Europe in the foundation’s headquarters in Germany and thus closely cooperates with both FNF’s Central and Western European and the Eastern and Southeastern European offices.
Freedom Team Interview: Aret Demirci in Focus
Meet Aret Demirci, our most recent addition to the #FreedomTeam as a Project Manager in the Regional Office for East and Southeast Europe. His favourite freedom quote is by Martin Luther King, "Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor. It must be demanded by the oppressed."Aret was born in an Armenian family in Turkey, but he grew up and socialised in Germany. So he feels close to three different cultures at the same time. Aret joined the Freedom Team in Turkey in March 2013, only a few weeks before the Gezi protests started. It is a coincidence, but it made more valuable for him to work for FNF while entire Turkey was struggling for more freedom.Find below the full Freedom Team Interview.
Freedom Team: „One Foundation“ in Sofia
Find out the impressions of Peter Cichon from the global exchange program „One Foundation“. After almost twenty-five years of working for FNF at the German headquarters of the Foundation, Peter spent a few months in our Regional Office for East and Southeast Europe.