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Eberhard Peter Baerenz​



Imagine a world without hunger, where everyone can develop their future in peace and find decent employment. I see myself as a conductor for this.

A long time ago, I did my Master’s degree in Economics and Sociology at the University of Cologne. From 2008 until March 2023, I was the managing director of CEFE International. Now I have retired from active management of the company, and will continue to work with great pleasure as a short-term expert and mentor.

In my more than 40 years of professional life in development cooperation, I have carried out over 400 short-term assignments in 74 countries.

I am a passionate business person myself since 1988. I love entrepreneurship and am deeply involved in the development of experiential learning and the global dissemination of the CEFE approach, aiming at sustainable employment generation and responsible business evolution.
My favourite quote:

'' Do it! ''

Why am I at CEFE International?

Because my work here makes sense and it brings me joy!

What am I doing when I'm not at work?

Professionally: a lot abroad. Private: handicrafts, family life, meeting friends, sleeping.

If I could, I would...

Drive with my own car to Thailand, kite flying, watch the life story of my grandchildren.

The most fascinating country I have been to...

The whole planet! But if I have to pick one: Myanmar

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