Who is your hero?
People who do not take themselves too seriously.
About Kai-Friedrich Rußwurm
Kai-Friedrich Rußwurm has been a member of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt’s Berlin team since August 2017 – first as an intern and since April 2018 as a team member in the field of event organization.
As an intern, he helped organize, among other things, core formats such as the Berlin Global Forum. The European Table in Neuville-Bosc marked his debut as a team member. Wherever possible, Kai combines the search for unique locations for the Foundation’s programs with his interest in culturally or historically significant places. Especially when it comes to site visits or pre- and post-conference programs, our program planning benefits from his ideas.
Kai studied cultural management in Potsdam and has been active in the creative industries since his youth. He initially started out as a musician and manager of his own projects before working as a production assistant – in the context of a local theater group to small urban neighborhood festivals to a large pop festival and an open air festival for classical music.
An internship with the city management of the city of Karlsruhe, among other things, gave him his passion for cross-industry and cross-sector projects and events. He spent his semester abroad in Riga, where he got to know the socio-cultural diversity of the Baltic Region.
Kai comes from the “California of Central Europe” – which is how he describes his home region, the Upper Rhine region between the Black Forest and the French Vosges. During lunch breaks at the Foundation, the Baden native draws surprised looks when he waxes lyrical and announces enthusiastically that he is looking forward to spending his next vacation in Karlsruhe!