Europe
1. February 2019

Get to Know: Senior Executive Team Germany

Meet the brains behind the brand. IEG's newest feature section "Quick Chat" shares personal insights of the Execution Teams of all IEG offices around the world. To start off, the focus is on CEO Stefan Heilmann, Managing Director Lars Härle and the two Executive Directors Mirko Heide and Sebastian Schirl.

Stefan Heilmann

Stefan Heilmann, Group CEO

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND WHY?

"Joseph Fouché" by Stefan Zweig, as it transparently and brutally shows the nature of a successful politician at any system.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE APP?

WeChat, as it defines the future of mobile platforming and the eventual death of apps.

WITH WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWITCH BODIES FOR ONE DAY?

Xi Jinping, China's president.

WHICH ONE IS YOUR "LIFE MOTTO"?

Nothing is Impossible!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT?

Tim Raue, Berlin.

 

Lars Härle

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND WHY?

"Platform Revolution" by Parker/ Van Alstyne and Choudary, as this book exactly describes what happens with us today.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST RISK YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN IN LIFE?

Driving a catamaran around a Maldives island without knowing if there us sufficient wind to come back (there was none).

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE APP?

WeChat! It makes the communication with my Chinese colleagues so much easier.

"Platform Revolution" by Parker/ Van Alstyne and Choudary.

Lars Härle, Managing Director, recommends this book as is describes today's society and how it works rather well.

WHICH ONE IS YOUR "LIFE MOTTO"?

Just do it!

WITH WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWITCH BODIES FOR ONE DAY?

Pope Franziskus - such a fantastic wise man who breaks conventional rules every day in a legacy environement.

 

Mirko Heide

WHICH ONE IS YOUR "LIFE MOTTO"?

Opportunities don't happen. You create them.

"Opportunities don't happen. You create them."

Mirko Heide, Executive Director, when asked about his life motto.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE APP?

Slack - it makes emails completely obsolete.

WITH WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWITCH BODIES FOR A DAY?

Anyone living in 100 years from today. Honestly, I am quite excited about the future.

WHICH SPORT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?

I would like to improve my Beach Volleyball skills (only during summer season)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND WHY?

"Sand in God's mills" by C.C. Berguis (Egon-Maria Zimmer). An excellent combination of a historical novel and a political thriller with focus on Japan and China that has given me a new perspective on my European culture and was one of the reasons why I studied in Japan.

 

For a good night out - I recommend Le Kong in Paris or Cookies Cream in Berlin.

Sebastian Schirl, Executive Director

Sebastian Schirl

WHICH SPORT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?

As a big fan of basketball, the answer is quite simple.

WHICH ONE IS YOUR "LIFE MOTTO"?

Dare for more.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT?

From the top of my head, Le Kong in Paris and Cookies Cream here in Berlin.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR OFFICE AND WHY?

The pictures of my beloved ones and friends.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST RISK YOU HAVE TAKEN IN LIFE?

Quitting architecture in the final straight.