Amira holds a diploma in Fine Arts in graphic design from the School of Sciences and Design Technologies of Tunis.
She worked as a Communication and Marketing Manager for several brands in the ICT field. And recently in the cultural field as a Communication Officer at El Teatro.
At the moment, she puts her professional experience in Marketing and Communication towards promoting the artistic activities of the Future Lab Tunisia programs.
Conductor Mohamed Lassoued has been conducting the Tunisian National Orchestra since 2013. He received a diploma in Arabic music at the Bizerte regional conservatory in 2000, followed by a research master’s degree then a Ph. D. in music and musicology from the Higher Institute of Music in Tunis (2017).
As part of the Future Lab project, Mohamed Lassoued is also the artistic director in charge of the smooth running of artistic-educational programs and performances.
Verena Thissen is the primary Project Manager for the “Future Lab Tunisia” project. She is responsible for the overall project, overseeing the tasks in both Bremen and in Tunis.
She holds a Master degree in Latin American Area studies from the University of Cologne and Seville with expert knowledge in postcolonial theory and in the analysis of political, economic, linguistic and cultural characteristics of the Global South and North.
Over the past ten years, Verena Thissen has worked as a project manager for various cultural institutions within Germany and abroad, for example Teatro del Lago in Chile, Kampnagel in Hamburg and Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires.
She was mainly in charge of the implementation of long-term international projects and the development of artistic and educational programs. With many years of professional experience abroad, she has a vast knowledge in Intercultural discipline.
Project Manager - Tunis
Musician and musicologist , holder of a doctorate in analytical ethnomusicology from Paris 4 – Sorbonne University since 2007. He is assistant professor at the Higher Institute of Music of the University of Tunis where he teaches the semiology of music, harmony and musical analysis. Author of several scientific articles; the latest “Music with extra-musical purposes”, published in London in the collective work “Music, power and liberty: sound, song and melody as instruments of change “.
He was Director General of the Centre for Arab and Mediterranean Music from 2013 to 2016 and during the same period was representative of Tunisia to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and promoting the diversity of cultural expressions.
Founder and president of Swicorp
Kamel Lazaar is the founder and president of Swicorp, one of the largest private equity firms in the MENA region. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Higher Institute of Management of Tunis and a Masters in Economics from the University of Tunis.
Philanthropist and collector of contemporary Arabic art, Kamel Lazaar is a very active advocate of the promotion of Arab art and culture.
He is also the founder of the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF), a think tank who seeks the economic integration of the Maghreb countries into the world economy.
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN
Albert Schmitt, manager, musician, lecturer and author, has been Managing Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 1999.
He has been responsible for the strategic reorientation and restructuring of the Kammerphilharmonie and its rise to global fame.
This success has been recognized with numerousawards, including the German Record Critics‘Prize, various Echo Klassik awards, the German Founder’s Award in the category of “special prize for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements” and the: zukunfts|award. In 2015 Albert Schmitt was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit as a paragon of social engagement in the field of Music Education in the state if Bremen.
As co-author of the book “Hochleistung braucht Dissonanz” (“High Performance Requires Dissonance”) he is in high demand as a lecturer and, as well as leading orchestras at home and abroad, also advises institutions from the worlds of business, politics , education, church and science.
FINANCIAL PROJECT MANAGER
Edbar Zaman has worked in the Business and Commerce field for the past 18 years.
He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for ‘The Future Laboratory’ which is the education and commercial segment of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
He is responsible for new innovative business strategies, business consulting, financial services and implementing business strategies.
Prior to this appointment, Edbar Zaman worked for various corporations in the US and Canada. He specializes in Organizational development and Business strategies.
He has an MBA from HEC Montréal (University of Montréal), which is the oldest Management University in Canada.
Currently he is also enrolled in the PhD program in Management in the Management in the University of WittenHerdecke in Germany.