Sebastian Berns is Visiting Associate at Value for Good. Originally from Brilon in Germany, he has worked and studied in Mannheim, Johannesburg, Victoria, Nairobi, Washington D.C., Amsterdam and Berlin.
Sebastian holds a master’s degree in Management from University of Mannheim. His academic focus lies in management and finance areas including topics such as financial systems, development finance and impact evaluation. During his studies he completed various work assignments for ABB Group, KfW DEG and Inter-American Development Bank. As part of his master thesis, he supported KfW Development Bank during the impact evaluation of a health insurance programme in Pakistan.
Sebastian started his career in strategy consulting at Corporate Value Associates in Berlin focusing on projects around digital vision design, digital transformation and PMO in the automotive sector.
2017 – 2018: Consultant, Corporate Value Associates, Berlin, Germany
2015 – 2016: Carlo-Schmid-Fellow, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C., USA
2015: Intern, KfW DEG, Nairobi, Kenya
2011 – 2014: Dual study program participant, ABB Group, Brilon (Germany), Johannesburg (South Africa)
2014 – 2017: Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.), University of Mannheim, Germany
2013: Business Administration & Economics (non-degree exchange), University of Victoria, Canada
2011 – 2014: Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Mannheim, Germany
• German (native)
• English (fluent)
• Spanish (intermediate)