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The border concepts team

border concepts employs personnel from all disciplines. Well-educated and motivated economists, event managers as well as experts in German and regional studies help ourclients achieve their goals in student recruitment.

Through the combination of different disciplines, border concepts is able to provide integrated services in international student recruitment.

Along with our advisors and project managers, there are a number of employees working in the internal call centre and project department who support the execution of the various projects.

T 0049 2562 - 9938 112
E s.djorai@bo-co.eu

Sjaik N.A. Djorai | Managing Partner and Senior Consultant

After finishing his studies, Sjaik – together with two partners – founded border concepts, an agency for higher education marketing and student recruitment, in 2003. Ever since, he has been running the company as a managing partner. His responsibilities include:

Supervising projects in the company's daily operations:

  • Consulting higher education institutions
  • Developing strategic and operative concepts
  • Providing customer care and managing several student recruitment activities
  • Connecting customers and the border concepts project team

Executive responsibilities:

  • Supervising the International Customer Relations & Sales department
  • Education Service Centre
  • Student Advisory Service
  • IT Solutions
T 0049 2562 - 9938 0
E m.luelf@bo-co.eu

Michael Lülf | Managing Partner

After finishing his studies Michael Lülf – together with two partners - founded the border concepts GmbH, an agency for higher education marketing and student recruitment, in 2003. Ever since, he has been running the company as a managing partner. His responsibilities include:

Supervising projects in the company's daily operations:

  • Consulting higher education institutions
  • Strategic marketing consultancy
  • Workshop presentations
  • Market research, analyses and -reports

Executive responsibilities:

  • Corporate strategy and development
  • Innovation projects
  • New media
  • Human resources
  • Public relations
T 0049 2562 - 9938 110
E k.g.otte@bo-co.eu

Karel G. Otte | Managing Partner

After finishing his studies, Karel G. Otte – together with two partners - founded the border concepts GmbH, an agency for higher education marketing and student recruitment, in 2003. Ever since, he has been running the company as a managing partner. His responsibilities include:

Supervising projects in the company's daily operations:

  • Consulting higher education institutions
  • Developing strategic and operative marketing concepts for clients
  • Managing customer care for ongoing projects
  • Providing follow-up and follow-through for ongoing activities
  • Connecting customers and the project team of border concepts

Executive responsibilities:

  • Supervising the Customer Relations & Sales department for Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • Finance and auditing
  • Facility management
T 0049 2562 - 9938 161
E b.wilming@bo-co.eu

Birgit Wilming | Office Management

Birgit Wilming completed an apprenticeship as an office clerk.  She also successfully completed a professional training as an assistant to the executive management. She has many years of work experience.

Since May 2014 she has been part of the border concepts team in the area of office management.

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordination of the secretary's office
  • Financial accounting
  • Purchasing
T 0049 2562 - 9938 192
E p.berns@bo-co.eu

Philipp Berns | Account Manager

Philipp Berns studied Business Administration at University of Twente (NL). During this time he gained knowledge in the field of market research, marketing and strategy development. Previously, he studied Business Engineering in Germany and finished an apprenticeship at Coca-Cola company in Germany.

Main responsibilities:

  • Distributing border concepts products and services
  • Advising clients and potential clients
  • Providing customer support
T 0049 2562 - 9938 199
E f.knol@bo-co.eu

Froukje Knol | Account Manager

Froukje Knol is of Dutch origin and completed her studies in International Business and Languages at University of Applied Sciences Windesheim in Zwolle (NL). Furthermore, she studied Business Administration for a semester as an exchange student at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria.

Since November 2013, Froukje has been supporting the Customer Relations & Sales department focussing on the Benelux region.

Main responsibilities:

  • Advising clients and potential clients
  • Providing customer support
  • Developing marketing and sales materials
T 0049 2562 - 9938 196
E c.bornemann@bo-co.eu

Carina Bornemann | Senior Account Manager

Carina Bornemann studied International Business and Management Studies in the Netherlands. In 2009 she wrote her Bachelors thesis on “CRM in Dutch and German Higher Education Institutions”. During this time she had the opportunity to gain knowledge in the field of marketing and student recruitment for higher education.

She joined the border concepts Customer Relations & Sales Team in early 2010.

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the marketing and sales processes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • Advising clients and potential clients
  • Providing customer support
  • Developing marketing and sales material
T 0049 2562 - 9938 191
E a.luebs@bo-co.eu

Annika Lübs | Sales Assistant

After completing her apprenticeship as an management assistant in event organization in 2012, Annika Lübs was able to gain experience in marketing and the event/ tourism industry.

Since October 2014, Annika has been supporting the Customer Relations & Sales Team at border concepts GmbH.

Main responsibilities:

  • Distributing border concepts products and services
  • Advising clients and potential clients
  • Providing customer support
T 0049 2562 - 9938 181
E h.boecker@bo-co.eu

Heike Böcker | Sales Assistant

Heike Böcker has completed training for lawyer's and notary's assistant and has subsequently gathered many years of experience in the area of customer service and clerical work for banks and insurance companies.
 
She supports the Customer Relations & Sales team of border concepts GmbH since October 2014 and her main tasks include:

  • Sales activities for the services offered by border concepts
  • Consulting new and existing clients
  • Customer Support

 

 

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E s.binnewies@bo-co.eu

Sarah Binnewies | Apprentice as Management Assistant in Event Organization

Sarah Binnewies has a passion for fair management. After she completed her A-level at the Cardinal-von-Galen-comprehensive school in Nordwalde, Germany, she began her apprenticeship to become a management assistant in event organization at border concepts.

Main responsibilities:

  • Fair planning and organization
  • Promotion
  • Office management
T 0049 2562 - 9938 151
E t.m.buerger@bo-co.eu

Tobias M. Bürger | Technical Manager

Since completing his degree in economics in 2007, Tobias Bürger has been a permanent employee at border concepts. During his studies (2004-2007) at Saxion University of Applied Sciences (NL) he already worked at border concepts in different projects in the Education Service Centre.

Main responsibilities:

  • Technical Manager at the border concepts recruitment fairs (MASTER AND MORE, BACHELOR AND MORE, MBA Lounge)
  • Coordinating the Education Service Centre
  • Mailings and logistics
T 0049 2562 - 9938 166
E s.rehbock@bo-co.eu

Sarah Rehbock | Apprentice as Management Assistant in Event Organization

After earning her A-levels in spring 2010 Sarah Rehbock completed an apprenticeship as a foreign language assistant. In August 2013 she began her apprenticeship to become a management assistant in event organization at border concepts.

Main responsibilities:

  • Fair preparation
  • Promotion
  • Office management
T 0049 2562 - 9938 147
E j.abbing@bo-co.eu

Jana Abbing | Graphic Designer

Jana Abbing studied Concept and Product Development at Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences in Enschede (NL) and earned a Diplom degree in Design at Münster University of Applied Sciences with a focus on communication design and concept development.

In 2013, she wrote her final thesis about corporate design at border concepts. Since August 2013, Jana Abbing has been supporting the print and web department with her graphic design skills.

Main responsibilities:

  • Developing and adapting graphic design elements for all online and print media
  • Implementing the corporate design
  • Collaborating with the web development and print office
T 0049 2562 - 9938 148
E d.deeken@bo-co.eu

Dirk Deeken | Web Development

Dirk Deeken studied Business Information Systems at University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück (Germany). During this time he gained knowledge in the field of software development and web technologies. Previously, he finished an apprenticeship as IT systems engineer at Brepark GmbH in Germany.

Since June 2013, Dirk Deeken has been supporting the print and web department with his programming skills.

Main responsibilities:

  • Implementing new online portals
  • Servicing and expanding existing online portals
  • Developing new extensions
T 0049 2562 - 9938 171
E p.diemon@bo-co.eu

Philipp Diemon | Apprentice in Web Development

Philipp Diemon graduated from Steinfurt Technical College as an IT Assistant. During his training, he gained practical experience in the IT sector.

In August 2013 he started his apprenticeship as a web programmer in the print and web department at border concepts.

Main responsibilities:

  • Implementing new online portals
  • Servicing and expanding existing online portals
  • Developing facebook apps
T 0049 2562 - 9938 143
E c.wiers@bo-co.eu

Carmen Schestag | Art Director

Carmen Schestag graduated from the vocational college for design (focus: graphic design) in Münster. After finishing her studies, she worked for several advertising agencies for 13 years.

In August 2012, she joined border concepts GmbH as an Art Director. Ever since, she has been responsible for the corporate graphic design within the print and web department.

Main responsibilities:

  • Designing and preparing the corporate online and print media
  • Developing and implementing the corporate design
  • Collaborating with the web development and print office
T 0049 2562 - 9938 146
E a.sieland@bo-co.eu

Agnes Sieland  | Social Media Manager

Agnes Sieland earned her B.A. in Dutch and German-Dutch Studies from Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster. During her studies, she gained work experience in press and editorial work as well as proofreading.

Agnes joined the editorial office at border concepts in August 2012.

Main responsibilities:

  • Developing social media strategies and campaigns for the company's social media
  • Developing and coordinating video productions
  • Generating content for the company's online portals
  • Collaborating on innovation projects (developing new online portals)
Lisa Köckritz
T 0049 2562 - 9938 175
E l.koeckritz@bo-co.eu

Lisa Köckritz | Student Advisor

Lisa Köckritz obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management Studies from the Saxion University of Applied Sciences, located in Enschede, the Netherlands. Already during her studies she has been able to become acquainted with border concepts as part of her bachelor thesis.

Since January 2015 she is part of the Education Service Centre.

Main responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing and execution of the “BACHELOR AND MORE” roadshows through Germany
  • Lecturing at the BACHELOR AND MORE and MASTER AND MORE fairs
  • Offering student guidance to pupils and students
T 0049 2562 - 9938 167
E a.mannebeck@bo-co.eu

Andrea Mannebeck | Student Advisor

Andrea Mannebeck studied Communication Design, Marketing and Psychology in Germany and abroad. She joined border concepts as a student advisor in November 2013. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing and implementing roadshows
  • Providing academic guidance to pupils and students
  • Product management

currently at maternity leave

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