EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AUTONOMY

Vision and Mission

CHANCEN eG is a social enterprise, a community united in providing educational funding.

Our goal is to reduce the financial barriers to education. Ensuring that access to education is independent of an individual’s financial background.

Our purpose is not to maximise profit, but to rather form a community that promotes the social and economic interest of all our members. Combined with a solid constitution, which we are also legally bound to, there is no risk of mission drift.

COOPERATIVES ARE A REMINDER TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO PURSUE BOTH ECONOMIC VIABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

BAN KI-MOON, SECRETARY-GENERAL, UNITED NATIONS, 2010

ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR ALL

The idea behind CHANCEN eG

Our fair financial model – Income Share Agreements – was developed in 1995 by StudierendenGesellschaft Witten/Herdecke e.V. Over 2,000 students have already benefited from this model and have been able to access education. As former board members of StudierendenGesellschaft, the two founders of CHANCEN eG, Florian Kollewijn and Olaf Lampson, truly believe in the value of this model.

Income Share Agreements from CHANCEN eG give students and apprentices across Germany access to fair financing for their education.

The GLS Treuhand is a founding member, they add immense value to our organisation through Joachim Rang’s role as supervisory board member. Through an extended network in the Impact Investing World and sound knowledge in ethical and sustainable investment, we can assure all our members, investors and partners that we fulfil our mission in a socially responsible manner.

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GLS TREUHAND

The GLS Treuhand has developed a culture of donation over the last 55 years. They advise and manage foundations and donors, offering them many years of experience in ethical and sustainable investment. Besides individual endowment funds, trusts and independent foundations, the GLS Treuhand also mentors new foundations that focus on education, cooperation development, health and culture.

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STUDIERENDENGESELLSCHAFT

The StudierendenGesellschaft (SG), a student association, developed the Income Share Agreements in 1995 (known as Umgekehrte Generationenvertrag in German). For over 20 years its main objective has been to ensure that studying at Witten/Herdecke University should not be dependent on an individual’s financial background. The SG recently issued public bonds to refinance the organisation, thus proving that such a business model is viable for the capital market.

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GLS BANK

Founded in 1974 the GLS Bank was the first bank to operate based on socio-ecological principles. Their innovative work received recognition by winning the German Sustainability Award in 2013, as the most sustainable bank of the year in Europe. Since 2010, they have also been elected annually as Bank of the Year. They create a network for Impact Investors in Germany with the annual Mission Investing Forum.

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WLP GMBH

The Hamburg based auditing firm, WLP Wirtschaftsprüfergesellschaft Steuerberatergesellschaft mbH, offers services for social enterprises and conventional businesses. They link creative and pragmatic solutions to socially innovative business ideas.

The people behind CHANCEN eG

FLORIAN KOLLEWIJN

FLORIAN KOLLEWIJN

Founder & Executive Director, CHANCEN eG

Following the organisation of an international Winter School for Social Entrepreneurship, Florian Kollewijn joined StudierendenGesellschaft Witten/Herdecke from 2011 to 2013. Subsequently, he became CFO of a pan-European campaign and worked for two years as a management consultant. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Business Economics at Witten/Herdecke University.


"Equal opportunity and freedom are values that I strive for in a political and social context. Through CHANCEN eG I aim to realise these values."

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND FREEDOM ARE CRUCIAL IN REALISING POTENTIAL AND FULLY DEVELOPING INDIVIDUALS.

– CHANCEN eG, Founders

Olaf Lampson

Olaf Lampson

Founder & Director, CHANCEN eG

As Senior Finance Executive of the StudierendenGesellschaft Witten/Herdecke between 2013 and 2015, Olaf Lampson issued a bond of EUR 7.5 million, supervised the digitization of administrative operations and assisted in database development. He studied Business Economics at the Witten/Herdecke University.  


“With a combination of professional financing, streamlined and digitalised corporate governance as well as a social entrepreneurial spirit, problems can be solved efficiently.”

BATYA BLANKERS

BATYA BLANKERS

Managing Director CHANCEN International gGmbH

Batya is the managing director of CHANCEN International gGmbH and drives the internationalization of CHANCEN eG. She is currently working on a pilot project in Rwanda.

Dr. Annette Littmann

Dr. Annette Littmann

Head of Investor Relations

Annette Littmann studied Economcis and Business Adminstration at Freie University Berlin and at the University of Cologne with a focus on capital markets. Later on she worked for listed companies and gathered experience in the fields of politics as well as of media.

Nathalie Hubschneider

Nathalie Hubschneider

Head of Student and Alumni Services

Nathalie studied Management at the University of Mannheim and the ESSEC Business School. After working as a Junior consultant in a Paris-based recruitment company she joined CHANCEN eG where she supports applicants, students, alumni and our education partners.

Kyra Gawlista

Kyra Gawlista

Student and Alumni Services – Key Account Management Bootcamps

After working for an international exchange program at Freie Universität Berlin for a couple of years and organizing the German language course program for refugees for the Welcome@FUBerlin project, Kyra has been leading the academy of a foundation at a children’s hospice for almost 2 years. Currently, she is studying for a master’s in migration and responsible for all bootcamp relevant topics within CHANCEN eG.

Martin Hahn

Martin Hahn

Head of IT

Martin Hahn coordinates the development of internal software projects and acts as a contact person for universities for the customer portal. He studied Business Economics at the University of Witten/Herdecke and was managing partner of a developer studio before.

Katarina Sauder

Katarina Sauder

Student and Alumni Services – Payment & Career Support Manager

Kati manages the repayment and acts as a contact person for all repayment - related issues. She studied Business Communication at the HTW Berlin and gained her experience in various business sectors.

Soundar Sellamuthu

Soundar Sellamuthu

Business Intelligence Analyst

Soundar Sellamuthu holds a Masters in Business Administration and Engineering from HTW Berlin. He is in charge of internal controlling and coordinates the further development of the business plan of CHANCEN eG.

TILL FUNKE

TILL FUNKE

Head of Financial Analysis

Till Funke coordinates the development of internal software projects and conducts research to refine the financial model of income share agreements (ISA). During a three month period in 2014, he conducted interviews in Rwanda with students, alumni and civil servants in order to investigate if ISAs could be implemented in the Rwandan context. He studies Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University Witten/Herdecke.

Jonas Krautkrämer

Jonas Krautkrämer

Research Analyst

As research analyst, Jonas conducts research on study programs and income expectations in order to determine the conditions of the income share agreements. He holds a Masters degree in Global Political Economy.

Robert Köhler

Robert Köhler

Student & Alumni Services

Robert is studying for a Master's degree in psychology at HU Berlin where he specialised in work and organizational psychology. His Master thesis examines the correlation between humour and psychological safety. Robert has many years of experience working in film and television under his belt, at CHANCEN he supports students during the application process.

Lisa Henkel

Lisa Henkel

Student & Alumni Services

Lisa is studying Clinical and Health Psychology at FU Berlin and is responsible for the development of CHANCEN’s selection process. She also conducts financing interviews and is the contact person for funding living expenses.

Carolin Freier

Carolin Freier

Student & Alumni Services

Carolin is co-responsible for bootcamp applications and financing interviews at CHANCEN eG. She is studying psychology at Free University of Berlin.

Johanna Wulftange

Johanna Wulftange

Student & Alumni Services

Johanna is currently studying Human Resources Management as a master at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. As a working student at CHANCEN eG she supports other students in the application process, especially in the signing of contracts and in the contact with partner universities. She also conducts interviews and is involved in external communication.

Anna Staib

Anna Staib

Student & Alumni Services

Anna studied Psychology at the University of Luxemburg and will take up her master studies this year. At CHANCEN eG she is mainly responsible for applicants in the first steps in the application and the contract signing process.

Thomas Green

Thomas Green

Student & Alumni Services – Key Account Manager Tech Universities

Tom has worked in Education Management after studying Business Management at Newman University Birmingham and Karlshochschule International University. As someone who has had life-changing opportunities via a similar concept to the Income Share Agreement, he is a strong advocate for higher-educational accessibility and mobility. Tom works in the Students & Alumni Services team and is responsible for our tech university partners.

Margot Liebke-Bedzitko

Margot Liebke-Bedzitko

Bookkeeping

After studying Polish law in Thorn and business administration in Berlin, Margot gained experience in the finance departments of various companies. Most recently, she led the accounting team of a political association. Since the beginning of 2021, she has been responsible for the professionalization of accounting at CHANCEN eG.

Nino Lindenberg

Nino Lindenberg

IT

Caspar-Fridolin Lorenz

Caspar-Fridolin Lorenz

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Caspar-Fridolin Lorenz is Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the StudierendenGesellschaft as well a Business Organisation Consultant. He has many years of experience in the fair financing business model related to the Reverse Generational Contract.

Supervisory board

The members of the Supervisory Board bring many years of professional experience with the Income Share Agreement, financial markets, ethical-sustainable investments and sustainability issues to CHANCEN eG.

Katharina Beck

Katharina Beck

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Katharina Beck is a senior manager at Accenture Strategy and consults firms, foundations and public organsations in sustainability management. Previously she was the Director of the Institute for Social Banking and the President of oikos International.

Niklas Becker

Niklas Becker

Supervisory Board Member

Niklas Becker works at an international bank responsible for a fonds of alternative investments. He has many years of financial and capital markets experience, at home and abroad. Together with Olaf Lampson, he developed and applied for the issueing of the bond for the SG in 2014.

Dr. Sandra Reich

Dr. Sandra Reich

Supervisory Board Member

Dr. Sandra Reich is an independent consultant and has many years of experience in finance and capital markets (Director at NKI Institute for sustainable investments, at NORD/LB in Singapore, Member of Executive Board at the Stock Exchanges Hamburg and Hannover). She has a doctor in law and started her professional training in a bank. Currently, her further mandates are the membership in the Supervisory Board of Aurubis AG as well as in the investment committee of GLS Treuhand e.V.

David Reichwein

David Reichwein

Supervisory Board Member

David Reichwein is a lawyer at von Bredow Valentin Herz, a law office which is specialized on renewable energies. After his law studies at Buccerius Law School in Hamburg and his traineeship at the Federal Ministry for Environment and the Foreign Office, he gained experience in energy and climate law as well as in sustainable development.

FLORIAN KOLLEWIJN

FLORIAN KOLLEWIJN

Founder & Executive Director, CHANCEN eG


Following the organisation of an international Winter School for Social Entrepreneurship, Florian Kollewijn joined StudierendenGesellschaft Witten/Herdecke from 2011 to 2013. Subsequently, he became CFO of a pan-European campaign and worked for two years as a management consultant. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Business Economics at Witten/Herdecke University.


"Equal opportunity and freedom are values that I strive for in a political and social context. Through CHANCEN eG I aim to realise these values."

Olaf Lampson

Olaf Lampson

Founder & Director, CHANCEN eG


As Senior Finance Executive of the StudierendenGesellschaft Witten/Herdecke between 2013 and 2015, Olaf Lampson issued a bond of EUR 7.5 million, supervised the digitization of administrative operations and assisted in database development. He studied Business Economics at the Witten/Herdecke University.  


“With a combination of professional financing, streamlined and digitalised corporate governance as well as a social entrepreneurial spirit, problems can be solved efficiently.”

BATYA BLANKERS

BATYA BLANKERS

Managing Director CHANCEN International gGmbH


Batya is the managing director of CHANCEN International gGmbH and drives the internationalization of CHANCEN eG. She is currently working on a pilot project in Rwanda.

Dr. Annette Littmann

Dr. Annette Littmann

Head of Investor Relations


Annette Littmann studied Economcis and Business Adminstration at Freie University Berlin and at the University of Cologne with a focus on capital markets. Later on she worked for listed companies and gathered experience in the fields of politics as well as of media.

Nathalie Hubschneider

Nathalie Hubschneider

Head of Student and Alumni Services


Nathalie studied Management at the University of Mannheim and the ESSEC Business School. After working as a Junior consultant in a Paris-based recruitment company she joined CHANCEN eG where she supports applicants, students, alumni and our education partners.

Kyra Gawlista

Kyra Gawlista

Student and Alumni Services - Key Account Management Bootcamps


After working for an international exchange program at Freie Universität Berlin for a couple of years and organizing the German language course program for refugees for the Welcome@FUBerlin project, Kyra has been leading the academy of a foundation at a children’s hospice for almost 2 years. Currently, she is studying for a master’s in migration and responsible for all bootcamp relevant topics within CHANCEN eG.

Martin Hahn

Martin Hahn

Head of IT


Martin Hahn coordinates the development of internal software projects and acts as a contact person for universities for the customer portal. He studied Business Economics at the University of Witten/Herdecke and was managing partner of a developer studio before.

Katarina Sauder

Katarina Sauder

Student and Alumni Services - Payment & Career Support Manager


Kati manages the repayment and acts as a contact person for all repayment - related issues. She studied Business Communication at the HTW Berlin and gained her experience in various business sectors.

Soundar Sellamuthu

Soundar Sellamuthu

Business Intelligence Analyst


Soundar Sellamuthu holds a Masters in Business Administration and Engineering from HTW Berlin. He is in charge of internal controlling and coordinates the further development of the business plan of CHANCEN eG.

TILL FUNKE

TILL FUNKE

Head of Financial Analysis


Till Funke coordinates the development of internal software projects and conducts research to refine the financial model of income share agreements (ISA). During a three month period in 2014, he conducted interviews in Rwanda with students, alumni and civil servants in order to investigate if ISAs could be implemented in the Rwandan context. He studies Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University Witten/Herdecke.

Jonas Krautkrämer

Jonas Krautkrämer

Research Analyst


As research analyst, Jonas conducts research on study programs and income expectations in order to determine the conditions of the income share agreements. He holds a Masters degree in Global Political Economy.

Robert Köhler

Robert Köhler

Student & Alumni Services


Robert is studying for a Master's degree in psychology at HU Berlin where he specialised in work and organizational psychology. His Master thesis examines the correlation between humour and psychological safety. Robert has many years of experience working in film and television under his belt, at CHANCEN he supports students during the application process.

Lisa Henkel

Lisa Henkel

Student & Alumni Services


Lisa is studying Clinical and Health Psychology at FU Berlin and is responsible for the development of CHANCEN’s selection process. She also conducts financing interviews and is the contact person for funding living expenses.

Carolin Freier

Carolin Freier

Student & Alumni Services


Carolin is co-responsible for bootcamp applications and financing interviews at CHANCEN eG. She is studying psychology at Free University of Berlin.

Johanna Wulftange

Johanna Wulftange

Student & Alumni Services


Johanna is currently studying Human Resources Management as a master at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. As a working student at CHANCEN eG she supports other students in the application process, especially in the signing of contracts and in the contact with partner universities. She also conducts interviews and is involved in external communication.

Anna Staib

Anna Staib

Student & Alumni Services


Anna studied Psychology at the University of Luxemburg and will take up her master studies this year. At CHANCEN eG she is mainly responsible for applicants in the first steps in the application and the contract signing process.

Thomas Green

Thomas Green

Student & Alumni Services - Key Account Manager Tech Universities


Tom has worked in Education Management after studying Business Management at Newman University Birmingham and Karlshochschule International University. As someone who has had life-changing opportunities via a similar concept to the Income Share Agreement, he is a strong advocate for higher-educational accessibility and mobility. Tom works in the Students & Alumni Services team and is responsible for our tech university partners.

Margot Liebke-Bedzitko

Margot Liebke-Bedzitko

Bookkeeping


After studying Polish law in Thorn and business administration in Berlin, Margot gained experience in the finance departments of various companies. Most recently, she led the accounting team of a political association. Since the beginning of 2021, she has been responsible for the professionalization of accounting at CHANCEN eG.

Nino Lindenberg

Nino Lindenberg

IT


Caspar-Fridolin Lorenz

Caspar-Fridolin Lorenz

Chairman of the Supervisory Board


Caspar-Fridolin Lorenz is Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the StudierendenGesellschaft as well a Business Organisation Consultant. He has many years of experience in the fair financing business model related to the Reverse Generational Contract.

Katharina Beck

Katharina Beck

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board


Katharina Beck is a senior manager at Accenture Strategy and consults firms, foundations and public organsations in sustainability management. Previously she was the Director of the Institute for Social Banking and the President of oikos International.

Niklas Becker

Niklas Becker

Supervisory Board Member


Niklas Becker works at an international bank responsible for a fonds of alternative investments. He has many years of financial and capital markets experience, at home and abroad. Together with Olaf Lampson, he developed and applied for the issueing of the bond for the SG in 2014.

Dr. Sandra Reich

Dr. Sandra Reich

Supervisory Board Member


Dr. Sandra Reich is an independent consultant and has many years of experience in finance and capital markets (Director at NKI Institute for sustainable investments, at NORD/LB in Singapore, Member of Executive Board at the Stock Exchanges Hamburg and Hannover). She has a doctor in law and started her professional training in a bank. Currently, her further mandates are the membership in the Supervisory Board of Aurubis AG as well as in the investment committee of GLS Treuhand e.V.

David Reichwein

David Reichwein

Supervisory Board Member


David Reichwein is a lawyer at von Bredow Valentin Herz, a law office which is specialized on renewable energies. After his law studies at Buccerius Law School in Hamburg and his traineeship at the Federal Ministry for Environment and the Foreign Office, he gained experience in energy and climate law as well as in sustainable development.

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