The management consultancy team

Markus Haastert

Markus Haastert

Managing Partner

Markus Haastert has been a "serial" entrepreneur for 25 years and has initiated numerous companies that realize resource efficiency in creative business models, e.g. Chido’s Mushrooms, which cultivates mushrooms on coffee grounds (winner of the Sustainovation Award 2012), and TopFarmers, which cultivates fish and vegetables in urban recirculation systems (winner Generation D 2014).
He was largely responsible for the reopening of the Westfalen coal mine in Ahlen in 2006 as the "Green Mine Westphalia" proximity centre.
His experience in the development of rural areas also benefits the initiative "Dörfer im Aufbruch" (Villages on the Move), which has been awarded the title "Ort im Land der Ideen 2018" (Landmark in the Land of Ideas).
The marketing professional and systems designer is also strongly committed to education. He received the UNESCO prize for his Green University concept in 2006 and was a finalist for "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2009.

Stefanie Dorsch

Stefanie Dorsch

Assistance to the management

Stefanie Dorsch is the organisational talent in our team and holds the parallel threads of our projects together. As a studied cultural scientist, she is particularly interested in the topics of cultural identities and nutrition. She worked for a design and communication agency for several years and developed various exhibition projects and communication strategies. Subsequently, she helped build up various food production companies, including the production, sales and personnel of TopFarmers, which produces food in urban recycling facilities.
Although purely urban, she is convinced that the most urgent future questions will arise in rural areas and that the answers can only be found together with local actors on site.

Our competence team – your local partners

Anne Göhring

Anne Göhring

For a long time Anne Göhring, graphic designer and graduate media scientist, worked in PR, marketing, sponsoring and event management for film distributors and festivals. After a sabbatical which took her to various rural areas in Germany and abroad, she is now working on the development of creative approaches and the development of individual offers in the context of the different regional challenges outside of urban catchment areas. Due to her experience and interests, her main focus is on culture & creative industries, tourism and food.

Pamela Dorsch

Pamela Dorsch

As a qualified social scientist, gender trainer and coach for future competence, she has been working in the field of project development & consulting for more than ten years.
Her thematic focuses are sustainability and stakeholder participation in local and regional development as well as regional economic cycles and quality development, especially in the food industry, gastronomy and tourism.
Her main areas of work so far have been between Berlin and the Baltic Sea and in the German-Polish border region.

Steffen Adam

Steffen Adam

Accompanying municipal participation processes and supporting the development of projects - these are the two focal points of the communication trainer and project manager from Brandenburg.
The focus is on the ability to help oneself.
His strength probably lies in listening and analysing, because processes often develop quite differently than expected from the point of view of those involved, and then it is Steffen Adam who formulates opportunities from the challenges.

Robert Neuhaus

Robert Neuhaus

Robert Neuhaus is a graduate engineer (architect) and works in project management, construction management, calculation and handling of large projects. In addition to practical experience in implementation, he is familiar with the individual roles of all project participants.
He has been working for many years on the subject of personality development and has special experience, skills and knowledge in communication structures and community building processes.

Participation

Do you work in the field of management consultancy / regional development or citizen participation and would like to become part of our network? Then write to us at jobs@besolutions.gmbh.

Company Advisory Board

Anne-Kathrin Kuhlemann

Anne-Kathrin Kuhlemann

Advisory Board & Partner

Anne-Kathrin Kuhlemann is a co-founder of StadtFarm, which runs fish and vegetable farming in municipal recycling facilities. She has been involved in sustainability and recycling management for over 10 years and has advised numerous clients on the implementation of sustainable innovations.
The business economist is a regular lecturer in economics. She is a member of the advisory board of the Department of Economics at Münster University of Applied Sciences and chairwoman of the Committee for Economic Policy of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Previously, she worked as a management consultant for Bain&Company, the World Bank and the German Embassy in Brazil. In the following years, she worked in the field of social finance with Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, among others. In 2010 the magazine Capital voted her one of the "Top 40 under 40".

Stephan Breidenbach

Stephan Breidenbach

Advisory Board & Partner

Stephan Breidenbach is a university lecturer, mediator and entrepreneur. He is an arbitrator at the ICC in Paris and at the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), among others, and he has advised major proceedings such as Toll Collect of the Federal Government.
He holds the chair for civil law and international commercial law at the European University Viadrina and a professorship for mediation at the University of Vienna.
He coordinated Angela Merkel’s Future Dialogue and is the founder of social initiatives, including Schule im Aufbruch, and impact companies such as betterplace.org. As a pioneer in the field of legal tech, he works with knowledgeTools International, Legal OS, Betterlaw and the Legal Tech Center of Viadrina on the digitalization of law.

Joana Breidenbach

Joana Breidenbach

Advisory Board & Partner

Joana Breidenbach is co-founder of betterplace.org, the online fundraising platform for social projects and her research platform betterplace.lab, which focuses on the question of how digital innovations can be used for civil society. Both companies are part of gut.org gAG, to whose supervisory board Joana Breidenbach has changed in 2015.
As an investor, she is involved in various innovative companies, but she also has a political voice, for example during the 2nd International Germany Forum at the Chancellery, at the Expert Dialogue on Digitization and Development Cooperation or on a panel with Chancellor Merkel at the Kirchentag in Stuttgart.
The Edition F website has chosen Joana Breidenbach as one of the "25 women for the digital future" in 2014. She is one of the supporters of the EU Charter of Fundamental Digital Rights.