Matthias is an international finance and administration professional with vast experience in the government and education sectors.
After finishing his Abitur in 1997, Matthias became an administrative officer in his home state of Thüringen, where he spent five years working in various governmental positions across different municipalities. To further his knowledge, and with a view to a career outside the public sector, he studied Business Administration in Frankfurt a.M., receiving his degree (German Diploma – Dipl. BW (FH)) in 2007.
With a sense of adventure and a love for all things Asian, Matthias moved to the Philippines in 2007, where he worked in a variety of managerial positions.
For more than seven of his 10 years in Asia, he was Director of Administration & Finance at the German European School, Manila, where he oversaw all non-academic areas of the school. During this time, he improved the organisational and legal framework of the school and helped to almost double the number of student enrolments. In addition, he was one of the main drivers behind the substantial campus upgrade and renovation.
To further his career, and to immerse his family more into his German heritage, Matthias returned to his home country in 2017 to work as Controller EMEA and HR Manager for a U.S. company in Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg).
We are delighted to welcome Matthias, his wife and their three daughters to Düsseldorf to become part of the ISD family.
[ENDS] 1 June 2020
Founded in 1968, the International School Düsseldorf (ISD) is a non-profit, independent, co-educational day school located in the heart of the international community of Düsseldorf. As one of the oldest and largest international schools in Germany, ISD offers national and international qualifications to around 930 students from more than 50 countries. All income is reinvested in the school and benefits the students.
The school has a proud history of helping young people realise their dreams and ambitions in all walks of life and in all parts of the world. ISD provides an outstanding education that prepares students to succeed and inspires them to make a difference; an education that equips them with the skills and abilities to meet the global challenges they face. ISD strives to provide each student with the individual support they need to thrive, discover joy in learning, become autonomous and intrinsically motivated, and ultimately become the architect of their own future.
The school is proud to be the only school in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region that is authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The school is also a member of the Association of German International Schools (AGIS) and the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS).
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