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“A candle does not lose its light by igniting the other one”

Lack of mentorship and coaching is the most criticized topic by millennials during their studies and on their first jobs. GDEXA’s Mentorship program is addressing this high demand and preparing the young generation for the digital future of work.

This program is highly complementary to the academic knowledge students gain during their studies, where the focus is mainly on theoretical content and traditional curriculum.

GDEXA Mentors

Our experts from Europe

GDEXA Mentor - Roland Hölscher

Roland Hölscher

Executive Vice President

Longview

GDEXA Mentor - Yassine Medhioub

Yassine Medhioub

Senior Director IT

WS Audiology

GDEXA Mentor - Florent Durup

Florent Durup

Vice President - IT Strategy

Lanxess

GDEXA Mentor - Frank Gundlich

Frank Gundlich

Solution Advisor

SAP

GDEXA Mentor - Zekeriya Besiroglu

Zekeriya Besiroglu

Chief Data Architect

Istanbul Data Science Academy

GDEXA Mentor - Ibrahim Oral Emuel

Ibrahim Oral Emül

Product Development Manager

Turkish Airlines

GDEXA Mentor - Kai Reinhardt

Prof. Dr. Kai Reinhardt

Professor for Business Administration

HTW Berlin

GDEXA Mentor - Alexander Alten-Lorenz

Alexander Alten-Lorenz

Executive President

Infinite Devices

GDEXA Mentor - Timo Klerx

Dr. Timo Klerx

Founder

PAIQO Analytics

GDEXA Mentor - Ekrem Namazci

Ekrem Namazci

Data & AI Lead

Microsoft

GDEXA Mentor - Clemens Frank

Clemens Frank

Managing Director

verovis

GDEXA Mentor - Michael Kiberu Nagenda

Michael Kiberu Nagenda

Founder & CEO

KIPYA Bit2Big

GDEXA Mentor - Carmela Soldato

Carmela Soldato

Head of Asset Parameter Optimization

Uniper Energy 

GDEXA Mentor - Jasmin Weimüller

Jasmin Weimüller

Data Scientist

BASF

GDEXA Mentor - Zeynep Dereli

Zeynep Dereli

Founder

TINK

GDEXA Mentor - Daniel Eiduzzis

Daniel Eiduzzis

Practice Partner

DXC Technology

GDEXA Mentor - Mohammed Al Ghadban

Mohammed Al Ghadban

Global Lead, Process Automation & Analytics

adidas

GDEXA Mentor - Boris Beckmann

Boris Beckmann

Founder & Managing Director

2B DIGITAL

GDEXA Mentor - Gerd Hagmaier

Gerd Hagmaier

Vice President SAP S/4HANA

Capgemini

Lars Knoke

Lars Knoke

Mixed Reality Partner Sales Executive

Microsoft

Ercan Karabulut

Ercan Karabulut

Capability Manager

Atos

Our experts from Asia

GDEXA Mentor - Sigrid Rouam

Sigrid Rouam, PhD

Global Director Data Science

Standard Chartered Bank

GDEXA Mentor - Amine Boulcane

Amine Boulcane

Director Data & Analytics

Crédit Agricole

GDEXA Mentor - Bhawna Gandhi

Bhawna Gandhi

Head of HR

Danone Asia

GDEXA Mentor - Hany Azzam

Hany Azzam, PhD

Customer Success Lead

Microsoft

GDEXA Mentor - Marilyn Tan

Marilyn Tan

Director

Snowflake

GDEXA Mentor - Lars Droste

Lars Droste

Partner Manager

Google

GDEXA Mentor - Deepak Chandran

Deepak Chandran

CFO

Wipro International

GDEXA Mentor - Josephin Galla

Josephin Galla

Managing Director

SAP Vietnam

GDEXA Mentor - Karan Sachdeva

Karan Sachdeva

Director Data & AI

IBM

GDEXA Mentor - Stephan Amling

Stephan Amling

President

IFS

GDEXA Mentor - Farah Saleh

Farah Saleh

Big Data & Digitalization

EACIIT

GDEXA Mentor - Eddie Lim

Eddie Lim

Director of Data & Analytics

Singtel

GDEXA Mentor - Elaine Liew

Elaine Liew

Regional Vice President

Palo Alto Networks

GDEXA Mentor - Alan Ho

Alan Ho

Senior Director of Marketing

TIBCO Software

GDEXA Mentor - Salman Jaffer

Salman Jaffer

Head of NLP

Refinitiv

GDEXA Mentor - Omer Wilson

Omer Wilson

VP Marketing APAC

Digital Realty

GDEXA Mentor - Deepak Kalra

Deepak Kalra

Principal Architect, BI & Analytics

The Emirates Group

GDEXA Mentor - Nabila Hadjkali

Nabila Hadjkali

Head of Data Governance Asia Pacific

Jones Lang LaSalle

Our experts from Amerika

GDEXA Mentor - Augusto Pellarini Segui

Augusto Pellarini Seguí

CFO

Devas Multimedia

GDEXA Mentor - Charles Brewer

Charles Brewer

COO

Canada Post

GDEXA Mentor - Hamit Hamutcu

Hamit Hamutcu

Co-Founder

IADSS

GDEXA Mentor - Henner Schliebs

Henner Schliebs

Regional Vice President

SAP

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 BENEFITS

GDEXA Mentorship Overview

Personal Coaching

Get 1:1 coaching from global thought-leaders in business and technology

Professional Development

Reflect your personality and set your goals for career growth

Industry & Market Trends

Tap into a wealth of knowledge and speed up your learning curve

Global Network & Perspectives

Participate from global economic dynamics and culture differences
how it works

How does it work?

Step 1

Apply for GDEXA’s free mentorship program together with information about your academic background, your areas of interests and career ambitions

Step 2

Introduce yourself during a video interview and get all details about the program, our Mentors and the procedure

Step 3

Request a Mentor of your choice or get a Mentor assigned by GDEXA’s AI-based matching tool

Step 4

Your digital Mentorship starts with 1:1 virtual sessions via audio/video conferencing

Are you ready to join GDEXA?

GDEXA Application Form

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

Talents opinion

Check what our mentees say

Florian Mysliwetz

” During my bachelor studies, I was so focused on lectures and passing exams. I missed looking outside the box and noticed late, that practical experience and network is even more important for my career. GDEXA’s mentorship is exactly closing this gap and helps me a lot to shape my profile. “

Florian Mysliwetz

Cofounder TUM.ai, Technical University Munich
Emin Can Oguz

” I would never have the chance to meet such a great leader in big data and analytics. Thanks to GDEXA, I’m able to extend my network and gain insights first-hand from experts. That’s just amazing. “

Emin Can Oguz

Istanbul Maltepe University