Dirk Schmülgen is in charge of the organisation and coordination of the Andreas Hermes Academy’s development policy. And he holds them firmly in his hand. He seems to have been a systemic since his birth – he studied geography. Dirk then worked in regional, tourism and environmental consultancy, event management and development cooperation. In all his stations, he has supported people in driving developments forward. He has been a member of the Andreas Hermes Academy team since 2015.