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Our team

Meet our team in Leipzig

Besides the teaching staff, you will be looked after by

Dr Mark Brewer

Academic Dean



Dr Mark Brewer has held a number of academic and leadership posts in Europe and North America. Prior to his academic career, Mark worked in the area of corporate and capital markets law at three global law firms.

Mark has been named a Truman Scholar in the U.S., a Rotary Scholar in Canada, and a Robert Bosch Fellow in Germany. He received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Scholarship in Germany and an Overseas Research Students Award in the U.K. He is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of New York. He received his B.A. from Samford University in the U.S.A., his Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews in the UK, his J.D. from Cornell University in the U.S.A., and his M.LL.P. from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany. His academic research focuses on corporate social responsibility, international corporate law, and the fashion industry and law.

Dr Elisabeth Grindel-Denby

Campus Director


Dr Elisabeth Grindel-Denby experienced teaching, learning and working in both the German and the British HE sector. Originally from Saxony, she obtained her degree at Potsdam University and her PhD at Lancaster University. Her PhD studies focused on international students and their families making home in the UK. She researched international student’s learning and teaching strategies, and positions this knowledge in the field of Migration Sociology. She brings with her 10 years of working with especially international students: as Academic Director at Kaplan International Colleges (Nottingham Trent International College), as Director Academic Affairs and Head of Campus Berlin at GISMA Business School, and since August 2019 as Campus Director at Lancaster University Leipzig.

Akos Kiraly

Director of Marketing & Recruitment


Akos Kiraly is a higher education marketing specialist with over 9 years of experience. Akos grew up in Hungary and came as an international student to Germany. He has started his career in Germany with a one of the leading German university agencies before he switched to the education provider side. Akos has been previously working as Director of Student Recruitment at GISMA Business School and has successfully implemented an international student recruitment strategy for SRH Berlin University of Applied Science. Akos joined Lancaster University Leipzig in September 2019. He is active within the EAIE - European Association of International Education.

Anne Grob

Student Services Officer


With extended research and working experience in the German, US and New Zealand higher education sector - both as a researcher and an administrator - Anne Grob brings with her a long-standing expertise in working with international students and managing student affairs. Anne received her M.A. degree from Leipzig University and after an academic career as a researcher, assistant lecturer and project coordinator at Leipzig University’s American Studies Institute as well as research and teaching stays in the US and New Zealand, she worked as Manager of International Relations at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, and Student Service Affairs & Examination Office Manager at iba University. In September 2019, she joined Lancaster University Leipzig managing the Student and Academic Support Services. Anne is looking forward to welcoming students to the Lancaster Leipzig campus and is dedicated to assist students in reaching their full academic potential.

Christian Schult

Campus Operations Manager


Maria Girenko

Student Recruitment Advisor


Maria is a Student Recruitment Advisor with over 6 years of international student recruitment experience. Maria graduated with a degree in Linguistics and Literature Studies from a university in Russia and gained international student experience at Stockholm University, Sweden. As a former international student and an expat herself, Maria is happy to support students from all over the world throughout their application and enrollment process and make sure that their relocation to Germany goes as smoothly as possible.

Matan Odell

Student Recruitment Manager - Europe


Matan serves as Student Recruitment Manager for Lancaster University Leipzig. He has lived overseas for the past fifteen years, with more than 10 years spent in higher education specializing in student recruitment. He has worked with students and families across Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, Russia CIS, China, and Southeast and Northeast Asia. He is from the United States and currently lives in Germany.

Trisha Hegde

Student Recruitment Manager - India


Trisha is an International Higher Education Expert currently working with LU Leipzig/Navitas Europe.
After graduating from University of Essex in MA Advertising, Marketing and Media, Trisha now intends to use her skill sets and expertise in helping students choose Germany as a study abroad destination.
In the past, Trisha has worked with University of Plymouth UK as a Student Support Officer.
She is currently based in Mumbai, India.

Academia - undergraduate studies

Dr Mark Brewer

Academic Dean


Dr Peter Watt



Dr Neha Jindal



Dr Benjamin Hammer

Accounting and Finance


Dr Sven Linker



Dr Thomas Schmid



We look forward to welcoming you on campus

Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding your studies in Leipzig! We are happy to help you to choose the right programme, to complete your application or to start your pre-departure to Germany!