Anne Kjær Riechert

Co-founder & CEO ReDI School of Digital

Integration Contact: anne@redi-school.org

Anne is a 2006 graduate from KaosPilot in

Denmark, a hybrid of a business and a design

school. From 2006-2009, she worked as a

corporate social responsibility consultant. In that

capacity, she developed and implemented

Samsung Electronics’ award-winning corporate

social responsibility strategy for Scandinavia.

In July 2010, Anne moved to Japan, where she

spent 2 years researching open social innovation

and received the prestigious Rotary Peace

Fellowship.

In 2012, she moved to Berlin to set up the Berlin

Peace Innovation Lab, in collaboration with

Stanford University. The lab focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and

measurable social change toward global peace.

In 2015, in response to the refugee crises, Anne co-founded ReDI School of Digital

Integration, a vocational training program teaching programming and tech skills to

asylum seekers. In 2016 Anne was recognised by Capital Magazine as “Young Elite –

Top 40 under 40” in Germany.

ReDI School of Digital Integration

ReDI School of Digital Integration was founded in 2015 by a team convinced that

technology can break down barriers and bring people together to build new solutions

to old problems. The idea of ReDI was sparked by the insight that amongst the refugee

population there are incredible talents eager to learn and eager to contribute, who

could help fill the 43.000 open IT jobs in Germany.

From the beginning, ReDI has been developed through co-creation between the Berlin

tech community and the ReDI students. The aim is to provide students with valuable

digital skills and a strong network of tech leaders, mentors and alumni to help create

new opportunities for all. ReDI is a non-profit social enterprise offering several 3-

months IT-programs, creative workshops, tech-talks, innovation projects as well as

short term summer courses. ReDI has also helped to incubate 3 start-ups.

Presentations & media presence:

– TEDxBerlin : “Hacking the refugee crisis”

– ReDI School: “Tech school for refugees”

– Forbes: “Your Mark on the World”

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