09.02.2021 – Experience Exchange with CIOs, CEOs and Experts – Donation for Children in South Africa

A lot has changed since the beginning of the Corona crisis. While aproxITo receives directly the impressions from our offshore business partners and our customers in the German-speaking region, there are of course also many other insights and experiences at other companies that are striving with different frame conditions and approaches to overcome the particular challenges of this difficult time in order to achieve the best for the people and the companies.

A good opportunity for a broad exchange of experiences with CIOs, CEOs and experts was provided at an online event of the Elephants Club on 09. February 2021. As speakers and discussion partners had made themselves available:

  • Tobias Fausch, CIO BayWa AG
  • Stefan Auerbach, CEO Lufthansa Systems and CRO Eurowings Aviation
  • Leon Heymann, Hotelier and Member of the board DEHOGA Bundesverband
  • Torsten Körber, Basler Versicherungen Head of Operations and BCM Manager

The speakers reported on their experiences so far and were available via online chat for questions from the participants. Many thanks for this!

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Donation for Children in South Africa

It is a good tradition of the Elephants Club that a charitable project is presented preferably at every event and that the participation fees collected are used for this purpose (if it is not a free online event) and donations are also collected.

At the on-site attendance events of the Elephants Club, suggestions for donations are welcome from the respective hosts, of course within the framework of the charitable goals of the Elephants Club. At this online event, Ulrich Dietz as treasurer of the Elephants Club was able to use the suggestion of a member of the Elephants Club in coordination with the board: The donation of this event went to the association “Colours for Kids“, which helps children in South Africa, in particular with activities for education and training, i.e. in line with the Club’s objectives. The chairperson of Colours for Kids, Dorothee Holly, had told the treasurer Ulrich Dietz in a preparatory discussion about a whole series of aid projects that are due to take place in the near future. In particular, a new classroom is to be built for the Embabe School in Kwam-Bonambi. Today, there are on average more than 60 children in a classroom and the number is expected to increase soon. A new classroom is therefore urgently needed!

In this case, treasurer Ulrich Dietz was able to promise a donation of 3,000 euros from the Elephants Club to the Colours for Kids association and virtually hand over the subsequent donation cheque. Subsequently, the promised donation could even be topped up by further donations.

Donation Cheque