Team

[ The polisphere team consists of the coordinating Berlin office and the heads of our international offices ]

Berlin Office


Adrian Sanchez

Adrian Sanchez

[ Project Manager ]

Adrian Sanchez studied social and business communication as well as media and political communication in Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam. His greatest passion is the interaction between politics, media and digitalization.

After several positions in the public relations, corporate communication as well as in political communication sector, he started working as student assistant in October 2017 at polisphere, where he was responsible in particular for editing the weekly politnews newsletter. Since then, he has supported polisphere in its operational business, as trend scout for digitalization and for the project europX.

Chiara Fury

Chiara Fury

[ Intern ]

Chiara Fury is in the final semester of her bachelor studies in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology, which she completed in Freiburg and England. Her focus is on International Relations and European Politics.

Since August 2019 she supports polisphere as an intern.

Florian Löffler

Florian Löffler

[ Project Manager ]

Florian Löffler studied political science and modern history with a focus on populism, extremism and European integration in Rostock, Gothenburg and Potsdam. After completing his studies, he gained extensive experience in the start-up sector with various digital tools from 2015 to 2018 and worked as an editor in communications agencies.

Since September 2018 he supports polisphere as project manager and is responsible for the further development of formats like politservices, but also for the technical elements and the design.

Friedrich Hipp

Friedrich Hipp

[ Project Assistant ]

Friedrich Hipp is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His particular interests lie in labour market and environmental economics.

After completing an internship at polisphere from May to August 2019, he joined the team in October 2019 as a project assistant focusing on technical development.

Gabriele Janser-Busch

Gabriele Janser-Busch

[ Accounting ]

Melika Gewehr

Melika Gewehr

[ Head of Online Communications ]

Melika Gewehr studied political science at the University of Hamburg, specialising in global governance, political economy and international relations. She then studied documentary film directing at filmArche.

After working for Startnext, Social Impact and EYZ Media among others, she has been in charge of online communication and its further development at polisphere since October 2019. She is also involved in various projects.

Nuria Köchling

Nuria Köchling

[ Project Assistant ]

Nuria Köchling studied Communication in Social and Economic Contexts in Berlin, specializing in Media Psychology and Organizational Communication. During her studies, she gained experience in corporate communications, strategy and program management at various agencies and in consulting. She also worked as an assistant dramaturge at the Maxim Gorki Theater. Currently, she is studying Culture and Technology with a major in Philosophy at the Technical University of Berlin.

Since February 2019 she has been supporting the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation as a Project Assistant at polisphere in professionalising the communication of its offices around the world.

Paul Naudascher

Paul Naudascher

[ Project Manager ]

Paul Naudascher studied sociology, economics and politics with a focus on development cooperation and international relations in Friedrichshafen and Amsterdam. After having gained experience at the Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica and the GIZ in Brussels during his studies, he worked as an independent consultant for a think tank, a strategy and a political consultancy in Berlin.

Since February 2019 he has been supporting the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation as a project manager at polisphere in professionalising the communication of its offices around the world.

Paulina Kiekenbeck

[ Project Assistant ]

Paulina Kiekenbeck is in the final stage of her interdisciplinary studies in sociology, politics and economics at the Friedrichshafen Zeppelin University. She completed parts of her studies in Colombia and South Korea and gained experience during a practical semester in the international office of Bread for the World in Vietnam.

Back in her adopted home of Berlin, she has been supporting the Heinrich Böll Foundation since July 2019 as project assistant at polisphere in professionalising the communication of its country offices around the world.

Philipp Sälhoff

Philipp Sälhoff

[ Managing Director ]

philipp.saelhoff@polisphere.eu

☎ +49 176 633 243 42

Philipp Sälhoff studied applied cultural sciences at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg with a focus on political communications. From 2012 to 2014 he worked as a consultant for digital communication and participation processes at IFOK, a strategy and policy consultancy. Subsequently, he helped to build up the team, project operations and, in particular, the international network of the social-liberal think tank Das Progressive Zentrum until 2018.

Since summer 2018, he has been the managing director of the 20-year-old polisphere network, reorganising it both organisationally and strategically.


European Offices


Irina Michalowitz

Dr. Irina Michalowitz

[ Head of Brussels Office ]

Dr. Irina Michalowitz, founder and managing director of the Brussels consulting firm IMConsult, has held leading positions in science and private companies. She is also a trained business coach specializing in leadership, professional communication and negotiation. For more than 15 years she has led teams and projects in various functions before she opened her own consulting firm in 2015 with a focus on Public Affairs Services and Executive Training/Coaching. She received her doctorate from the University of Hamburg and the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg and an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

She supports polisphere as office manager in Brussels and is mainly responsible for politjobs.eu.


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