GDEXA Global Mentorship
Global Mentorship

Enjoy free mentorship by leading
industry-experts

GDEXA’s Global Mentorship Programs are designed to provide coaching and guidance for students, young professionals and people with special needs free of charge. 

Leading industry-experts from all around the globe are sharing unique insights about future skills and market trends.  

“If I seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”  –  Isaac Newton

The academic education is not able to catch-up with the technological developments, so every school and university in the world have the huge challenge to teach relevant skills for the digital future. Studies tell us, that 70% of the students don‘t know which skills they need to play a key role in the digitized workforce of tomorrow. And more than half of the of young professionals quit in less than 12 months, citing a lack of mentorship and adequate skills 

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GDEXA Mentor - Henner Schliebs
Regional Vice President
SAP

Mentoring Topics

Career Development, HR & People Management, Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Softskills
GDEXA Mentor - Sigrid Rouam
Global Director Data Science
Standard Chartered Bank

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Data Science, Digital Finance, HR & People Management, International Business, Leadership, Software Engineering, Start-up & Entrepreneurship, Storytelling, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Alexander Alten-Lorenz
Executive President
Infinite Devices

Mentoring Topics

Agile & Design Thinking, AI/ML Application, Organization & Change, Product Management, Software Engineering, Start-up & Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, VC & Investments
GDEXA Mentor - Marilyn Tan
Sales Director South Asia
Snowflake

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Business Development, Cloud & SaaS Technology, Project Management, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Ekrem Namazci
Data & AI Lead
Microsoft

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Career Development, Cloud & SaaS Technology, International Business, Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship, Storytelling
GDEXA Mentor - Stephanie Wissmann
CEO / VP Digital & Growth
TRADEofficer & tyntec

Mentoring Topics

Business Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Mohammed Al Ghadban
Global Process Automation & Analytics Lead
Adidas

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Digital Transformation, International Business, Leadership, Robotic Process Automation, Software Engineering
GDEXA Mentor - Elaine Liew
Regional Vice President
Palo Alto Networks

Mentoring Topics

Business Development, Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Storytelling, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Timo Klerx
Chief Data Scientist
paiqo

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Big Data & Analytics, Career Development, Data Science, Digital Transformation, Project Management, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Carmela Soldato
Head of Asset Optimization
Uniper

Mentoring Topics

Digital Transformation, HR & People Management, International Business, Leadership, Project Management, Risk Management, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Karan Sachdeva
Director Data and AI, Asia Pacific
IBM

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Big Data & Analytics, Business Development, HR & People Management, Sales & Marketing
GDEXA Mentor - Bhawna Gandhi
Head of HR Asia
Danone Asia

Mentoring Topics

Career Development, HR & People Management, Leadership
GDEXA Mentor - Amine Boulcane
Head of Data & Analytics
Crédit Agricole

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Big Data & Analytics, Data Science, HR & People Management, Leadership, Project Management, Sales & Marketing
GDEXA Mentor - Yassine Medhioub
Senior Director IT
WS Audiology

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Digital Transformation, E-Commerce & Logistics, International Business, Leadership, Software Engineering
GDEXA Mentor - Salman Jaffer
Head of NLP, APAC
Refinitiv

Mentoring Topics

Career Development, Finance & Administration, International Business, NLP, Project Management, Strategic Planning
GDEXA Mentor - Farah Saleh
Product Manager
Digix

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Blockchain, Product Management, Project Management, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Gerd Hagmaier
Vice President SAP S/4HANA
Capgemini

Mentoring Topics

Consulting, Project Management, SAP Technology, Social Engagement
GDEXA Mentor - Jasmin Weimüller
Data Science - Master Student
SAP SE

Mentoring Topics

Agile & Design Thinking, Career Development, Data Science, Finance & Administration, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Boris Beckmann
Founder & Managing Director
2B DIGITAL GmbH & Co. KG

Mentoring Topics

Business Innovation, Digital Transformation, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Zeynep Dereli
Founder
Tink Technology and Humanity Colleges

Mentoring Topics

HR & People Management, Project Management, Start-up & Entrepreneurship, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Clemens Frank
Managing Director
verovis GmbH

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Digital Finance, Digital Transformation, Finance & Administration, HR & People Management, Leadership, Project Management, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Daniel Eiduzzis
Manager Alliance & Business Development
initions AG

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Digital Transformation, Project Management, SAP Technology
GDEXA Mentor - Frank Gundlich
Solution Advisor Expert
SAP

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Big Data & Analytics, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, SAP Technology
GDEXA Mentor - Roland Hölscher
Independent Consultant for BI and Analytics
BARC Fellow

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Digital Finance, Digital Transformation, HR & People Management, Leadership, Project Management, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Lars Droste
Partner
Google

Mentoring Topics

Business Innovation, Cloud & SaaS Technology
GDEXA Mentor - Zekeriya Besiroglu
Chief Data Architect
Istanbul Data Science Academy

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Big Data & Analytics, Cloud & SaaS Technology, Data Science, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Deepak Kalra
Principal Architect, BI & Analytics
The Emirates Group

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Project Management, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Alan Ho
Director of Marketing
TIBCO Software

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Business Development, Customer Success, Digital Transformation, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Hany Azzam
Director
Microsoft

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Career Development, Cloud & SaaS Technology, HR & People Management, Leadership
GDEXA Mentor - Sheila Chan
Head of Cloud Security Marketing - JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks

Mentoring Topics

Business Development, Cloud & SaaS Technology, Cyber Security, Sales & Marketing
GDEXA Mentor - Omer Wilson
VP Marketing APAC
Digital Realty

Mentoring Topics

Business Development, International Business, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Nicholas Palmer
Vice President Global Sales
Group-IB

Mentoring Topics

Business Development, Career Development, Cyber Security, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Michael Kiberu Nagenda
Founder & CEO
KIPYA Bit2Big

Mentoring Topics

Blockchain, Digital Finance, Finance & Administration, International Business, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - David Forden
Head of Technology Strategy
Emergn

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, AI/ML/IoT Development, Business Development, Finance & Administration, Marketing, People Management, Project Management, Software Engineering
GDEXA Mentor - Augusto Pellarini Segui
Angel Investor
Basket

Mentoring Topics

Digital Finance, Digital Transformation, Finance & Administration, Start-up & Entrepreneurship, VC & Investments
GDEXA Mentor - Charles Brewer
COO
Canada Post

Mentoring Topics

E-Commerce & Logistics, International Business, Leadership, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management
GDEXA Mentor - David Forden
Application Development Solutions Director
Red Hat

Mentoring Topics

Business Development, Digital Transformation, Project Management, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Deepak Chandran
CFO
Wipro

Mentoring Topics

Consulting, Digital Finance, Finance & Administration
GDEXA Mentor - Eddie Lim
Head of Big Data
Singapore Telecommunications

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, HR & People Management, International Business, Project Management
GDEXA Mentor - Ercan Karabulut
Manager BI
Atos

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Project Management, SAP Technology
GDEXA Mentor - Florent Durup
Vice President IT Strategy
Lanxess

Mentoring Topics

Digital Finance, Digital Transformation, Finance & Administration, HR & People Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning
GDEXA Mentor - Hamit Hamutcu
Co-Founder
Analytics Center

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Consulting, Data Science, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Ibrahim Oral Emuel
Digital Business Development Manager
Turkish Airlines

Mentoring Topics

Big Data & Analytics, Business Development, Project Management, Sales & Marketing, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Joerg Lichtenberg
Chief Manufacturing Officer
dormakaba

Mentoring Topics

Industry 4.0 & Manufacturing, Leadership, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management
GDEXA Mentor - Josephin Galla
Managing Director
SAP SE

Mentoring Topics

Business Development, Digital Transformation, International Business, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Kai Reinhardt
Professor for Economics, Organization & HR
University of Technology & Economics HTW Berlin

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Business Development, Career Development, HR & People Management, Operational Excellence, Organization & Change, Project Management, Start-up & Entrepreneurship
GDEXA Mentor - Lars Knoke
Mixed Reality Partner Sales Executive
Microsoft

Mentoring Topics

Business Development, Business Innovation, Cloud & SaaS Technology, Mixed & Virtual Reality, Project Management
GDEXA Mentor - Nabila Hadjkali
Head of data governance
JLL, Corporate solutions

Mentoring Topics

Agile & Design Thinking, Big Data & Analytics, Project Management, Woman in Tech
GDEXA Mentor - Prashant Khandewal
Compensationac & Benefits Lead - APAC
Siemens

Mentoring Topics

Digital Transformation, HR & People Management, International Business, Leadership
GDEXA Mentor - Stephan Amling
Vice President Customer Success APJ
IFS Solutions

Mentoring Topics

Business Development, International Business, Leadership, Sales & Marketing
GDEXA Mentor - Enrico Palumbo
Head HR Learning & Early Talent Development
SAP SE

Mentoring Topics

Career Development, HR & People Management, International Business
GDEXA Mentor - Rolf Waltenberg Donkel
Security Services Sales Executive
IBM

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Business Development, Cyber Security, Sales & Marketing
GDEXA Mentor - Rakesh Sharma
VP Cloud Security
Standard Chartered Bank

Mentoring Topics

Cloud & SaaS Technology, Cyber Security
GDEXA Mentor - Yoichi Nakanishi
Senior Manager
NVIDIA

Mentoring Topics

AI/ML Application, Business Development, Cyber Security, International Business, Sales & Marketing
GDEXA Mentor - John Chen
Regional Director HK and Taiwan
New Relic

Mentoring Topics

Cloud & SaaS Technology, Digital Transformation, Operational Excellence
Become a mentor

Become Role Models
for Young Generation

In an everchanging world of business, first-hand insights about market trends and technological developments are invaluable for the upcoming generation to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the shift towards digital transformation.

That’s why only senior executives and thought-leaders with unique expertise are acting as GDEXA Mentors. All of them are role models and coaches passionate about giving back from their vast experience and knowledge.

OUR MENTORSHIP PROCESS

How does it work?

After a talent applies for a mentorship, our AI-based mentoring platform kicks-in for matching, scheduling and managing the upcoming 1:1 live mentoring session. Automating most of the process helps to allow hundreds of talents to meet their industry-experts within a short period of time. Core part of the mentorship is the design of individual learning paths by the mentors for a personalized learning experience.

1. Apply

Apply to GDEXA’s free Global Mentorship Program

2. Onboarding

Watch the mandatory onboarding videos

3. Mentoring

Get your mentor assigned through AI-matching algorithm or personal request and enjoy your 1:1 mentoring session

4. Develop yourself

Run and keep track of your individual learning paths

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Our mentorship structure

Here’s the best practice structure of our mentoring sessions:

1. Preparation Session

Onboarding and briefing

2 weeks before Kick-off

2. Discovery Session

Warm-up and ice-breaking

Mentorship Kick-off

3. Set Learning Path

Set individual learning journey

1 months after Kick-off

4. Track Progress

Track learning success

3 months after Kick-off

Apply now for your mentorship

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question? Here is the answer!

After receiving your application form, GDEXA will review your information and arrange a 30-mins video call with you. Afterwards, you will be part of the mentorship program and allowed to participate in hackathons and experimental projects.

GDEXA aims to provide you with the best possible mentor and project. To match you with the right program, it’s quite helpful for us to get some information about you. However, sharing your information is completely optional and not sharing will not lead to any disadvantage. All data will be treated highly confidential and according to data privacy regulations.

A GDEXA team member will  contact you and arrange a 30-mins video call for the mutual introduction. According to your information, we will suggest the first ideas in terms of mentorship and hackathons.

The first interview with GDEXA will take approximately 30 mins and there’s no preparation needed. It’s for a personal introduction and to understand your academic or professional background.

No, GDEXA e.V. is a non-profit association and the Mentorship is free of charge for students, fresh graduates and young professionals.

After getting your mentor assigned, we will arrange the first session for you. During this, you can individually develop your program with your mentor and agree on a schedule. The whole procedure is highly flexible to consider personal commitments and professional obligations. Please check our Mentorship page to get more information.

It depends on the individual program which will be aligned between mentor and mentee during their first session. It can vary between 4 weeks up to several months.

Do you have further questions? Then please check our FAQ section