people Of owp are the key

It is the heartfelt desire of the initiator of Our World Project to make a contribution to expanding opportunities for others around the world. Moving beyond simply recognizing global inequalities, we are attempting, no matter how humble our projects are, to positively impact the lives of our local partners and
their respective communities.

Founded by Hartmut Finke in 2018, Our World Project is supported by a network of international development and hospitality industry professional advisors from 6 countries on 4 continents, in addition to its core managing team based in Germany.

Since its inception, our work has benefited from their expertise and respective networks, and made coordinated and efficient project management a cornerstone of our success. Drawing inspiration from an array of unique voices has proven to be invaluable for articulating and implementing strategy. It is something we are incredibly proud of.

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Partners

hartmut Finke

NORDFriesland, Germany

In 2018 Hartmut founded Our World Project driven by his desire to make his contribution to bridging the ever-growing divide between rich and poor, to alleviate and eliminate injustice, misery and hunger.

Growing up on an island in the North Sea, he has studied, lived and worked in Germany, Australia, the UK, Switzerland and in many other countries. He is grateful that he and his loved ones enjoy the privilege to live in freedom and take it as a given to enjoy the offerings of the world.
Hartmut is a hospitality professional with 35 years international experience in property development, operational and strategic management.

Bryan Fellbusch

Berlin, germany

Joining Hartmut as an equal partner in early 2020, Bryan brings additional energy to the management of OWP at a critical juncture in its launch. Having a background in tourism (founder of When in Berlin UG) and a passion for the study of history (currently a graduate student at Humboldt Universität in Berlin), he hopes to channel his international perspective and management skills to the benefit of those we are eager to collaborate with around the world.

Bryan looks forward to helping build sound projects that not only produce economic opportunity and results, but engage communities and create lasting cross-cultural partnerships.

ADvisory board

johN WHEELER

lONDON, UK

International Real Estate and Hotel Developer, Operator and Advisor
John is an accomplished, London based, real estate, hotel developer and operator who worked throughout Europe over the past 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the real estate and hospitality industry in addition to being a senior advisor to several companies and organisations worldwide. John has been one of the earliest supporters of Our World Project. He has a keen interest in local and international affairs with strong connections not only in Europe but also in the Middle East and parts of Africa. John lives with his wife of over 50 years, Helen, south of London. They have two children and five grandchildren.John founded and developed, ‘Regus’ an internationally renowned, serviced office organization. Currently he serves as the chairman of ‘Ampere Hospitality’ and ‘& Hotels Ltd’. and is a senior advisor to ‘Elements Europe Ltd.’, the leading manufacturers of modular housing, ‘The Pickstock Group Ltd.’ a real estate, investment, development and construction group, the ‘New Company’ (NewCo) creating hospitality complexes on university campuses. He is also an advisory board member to ‘Whitton Real Estate Ltd’.

Felicia anyagei

Accra, ghana

Accra based, Felicia is looking back at a career in education and tourism. In 2019 she retired from her last professional assignment as the Public Relations Manager of the Ghana Tourism Authority. She has a wealth of local and international experience and will dedicate time to local Our World Project endeavours and advise on tourism development. 

Franz-josef koenig

koblenz, germany

Franz-Josef König, Managing Director of König-Strategy GmbH in Dieblich near Koblenz and future designer and strategy developer.

Franz-Josef has been working in and for the hotel industry for over 40 years. He is a trained coach, business economist and has extensive knowledge in the hotel industry. As a former director of an educational institution, he also advises educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

“Strengthening people, awakening visions” is the motto of his work. With his “Hotels for Future” initiative launched this year, he advocates a different way of managing hotels.
His work focuses on accompanying changes in companies and organizations. He specializes in solving complex problems, crises and conflicts. Its clients include mid-sized companies and non-profit organizations that pursue a value-based approach to leadership.

marc meillon

berlin, germany

Hospitality All-rounder with a focus on strategic Business Development
Marc Meillon, an early supporter of the Our World Project, graduated in town and regional planning at the Sorbonne university in Paris. Later obtained an MBA at ESSEC business school with a focus on international hospitality. Looking back at 20 years in hospitality with a focus on business development, Marc was heading the opening of a hostel in London, when Hartmut and Marc met back in 2007. Marc, a French and German national, is well travelled, from India to South America, and currently lives and works in Germany.

rebecca mccarthy

sanur, bali / newcastle, australia

Former travel industry professional with tertiary qualifications in international aid and development

Rebecca worked in the travel and tourism industry for 10 years in Australia. She has recently completed tertiary studies in international aid and development and currently lives between Australia and Bali, Indonesia working as an English language tutor.

Tiffany Tong

Kathmandu, Nepal / Vancouver, Canada

With grandparents who were refugees and immigrant parents, Tiffany is proud to be the third generation of migrant entrepreneurs in her family. Her life’s mission is to advocate for similar opportunities to flourish for all. Professionally, Tiffany has worked in data and development in Africa and Asia for the last 10 years. She implemented statistical surveys for the World Bank and co-founded two technology-powered social enterprises in Tanzania and Nepal. Tiffany graduated from the University of British Columbia and Singularity University, which focuses on applying exponential technologies to global problems. She is currently co-founder and CEO of Aeloi.com, which powers last-mile impact financing with digital tokens.

ADWOA COLEMAN

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA / Lagos, Nigeria

Country Manager, Ghana
Africa Sustainability and Advocacy Manager, Packaging & Specialty Plastics – Dow Inc
Adwoa is the Sustainability & Advocacy Manager for Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) Business in Africa and the Country Manager for Ghana. She is responsible for developing and implementing the P&SP Sustainability strategy for Africa and for managing Dow’s affairs in Ghana. In these roles, Adwoa drives growth through enhancing relationships with customers, trade associations, and industry groups across the region and implementing sustainability projects through partnerships to end plastic waste in the environment. Adwoa is the current President for the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) and sits on the steering board of the Ghana National Plastics Action Partnership in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.

johN WHEELER

lONDON, UK

International Real Estate and Hotel Developer, Operator and Advisor
John is an accomplished, London based, real estate, hotel developer and operator who worked throughout Europe over the past 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the real estate and hospitality industry in addition to being a senior advisor to several companies and organisations worldwide. John has been one of the earliest supporters of Our World Project. He has a keen interest in local and international affairs with strong connections not only in Europe but also in the Middle East and parts of Africa. John lives with his wife of over 50 years, Helen, south of London. They have two children and five grandchildren.John founded and developed, ‘Regus’ an internationally renowned, serviced office organization. Currently he serves as the chairman of ‘Ampere Hospitality’ and ‘& Hotels Ltd’. and is a senior advisor to ‘Elements Europe Ltd.’, the leading manufacturers of modular housing, ‘The Pickstock Group Ltd.’ a real estate, investment, development and construction group, the ‘New Company’ (NewCo) creating hospitality complexes on university campuses. He is also an advisory board member to ‘Whitton Real Estate Ltd’.

Felicia anyagei

Accra, ghana

Accra based, Felicia is looking back at a career in education and tourism. In 2019 she retired from her last professional assignment as the Public Relations Manager of the Ghana Tourism Authority. She has a wealth of local and international experience and will dedicate time to local Our World Project endeavours and advise on tourism development. 

Franz-josef koenig

koblenz, germany

Franz-Josef König, Managing Director of König-Strategy GmbH in Dieblich near Koblenz and future designer and strategy developer.

Franz-Josef has been working in and for the hotel industry for over 40 years. He is a trained coach, business economist and has extensive knowledge in the hotel industry. As a former director of an educational institution, he also advises educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

“Strengthening people, awakening visions” is the motto of his work. With his “Hotels for Future” initiative launched this year, he advocates a different way of managing hotels.
His work focuses on accompanying changes in companies and organizations. He specializes in solving complex problems, crises and conflicts. Its clients include mid-sized companies and non-profit organizations that pursue a value-based approach to leadership.

marc meillon

berlin, germany

Hospitality All-rounder with a focus on strategic Business Development
Marc Meillon, an early supporter of the Our World Project, graduated in town and regional planning at the Sorbonne university in Paris. Later obtained an MBA at ESSEC business school with a focus on international hospitality. Looking back at 20 years in hospitality with a focus on business development, Marc was heading the opening of a hostel in London, when Hartmut and Marc met back in 2007. Marc, a French and German national, is well travelled, from India to South America, and currently lives and works in Germany.

rebecca mccarthy

sanur, bali / newcastle, australia

Former travel industry professional with tertiary qualifications in international aid and development

Rebecca worked in the travel and tourism industry for 10 years in Australia. She has recently completed tertiary studies in international aid and development and currently lives between Australia and Bali, Indonesia working as an English language tutor.

Tiffany Tong

Kathmandu, Nepal / Vancouver, Canada

With grandparents who were refugees and immigrant parents, Tiffany is proud to be the third generation of migrant entrepreneurs in her family. Her life’s mission is to advocate for similar opportunities to flourish for all. Professionally, Tiffany has worked in data and development in Africa and Asia for the last 10 years. She implemented statistical surveys for the World Bank and co-founded two technology-powered social enterprises in Tanzania and Nepal. Tiffany graduated from the University of British Columbia and Singularity University, which focuses on applying exponential technologies to global problems. She is currently co-founder and CEO of Aeloi.com, which powers last-mile impact financing with digital tokens.

ADWOA COLEMAN

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA / Lagos, Nigeria

Country Manager, Ghana
Africa Sustainability and Advocacy Manager, Packaging & Specialty Plastics – Dow Inc
Adwoa is the Sustainability & Advocacy Manager for Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) Business in Africa and the Country Manager for Ghana. She is responsible for developing and implementing the P&SP Sustainability strategy for Africa and for managing Dow’s affairs in Ghana. In these roles, Adwoa drives growth through enhancing relationships with customers, trade associations, and industry groups across the region and implementing sustainability projects through partnerships to end plastic waste in the environment. Adwoa is the current President for the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) and sits on the steering board of the Ghana National Plastics Action Partnership in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.

FRIENDS OF OWP

Our work would not be possible without the tireless support of an ever growing circle of friends of Our World Project.

KIM Tranholm

DENMARK

Born and resident of the mainland of Denmark. Kim is an educated banker but since 2001 has been self-employed, managing a private holding company, Vibe Invest ApS which is active mainly in international real estate investments, in a number of locations. He has a special interest in Uganda, where he participated in a venture in building homes back in 2005 and still enjoys contact with a wide local network there. He is willingly taking part in voluntary work in different contexts with the hope of doing good for others.

KIM Tranholm

DENMARK

Born and resident of the mainland of Denmark. Kim is an educated banker but since 2001 has been self-employed, managing a private holding company, Vibe Invest ApS which is active mainly in international real estate investments, in a number of locations. He has a special interest in Uganda, where he participated in a venture in building homes back in 2005 and still enjoys contact with a wide local network there. He is willingly taking part in voluntary work in different contexts with the hope of doing good for others.