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Old friends, good talks and lots of activities: More than 50 alumni, staff and faculty members joined the KLU Alumni Homecoming on November 9 to 11. Organized by the KLU Alumni Association and the Career Development & Alumni Relations Office, the event was opened with a warm welcome by Franziska Vogel, Alumni Association 's President.The morning included networking activities, followed by the introduction of the new Interest Group System. For more information regarding the interest groups, please continue to read below. After lunch, the alumni attended an excursion to the Elbphilharmonie, a workshop on start-ups from the founder's perspective by KLU's Dean of Programs Christian Barrot, as well as a workshop with alumna Anna Chirkova on the value of an agile mindset. The day concluded with the General Assembly of the KLU Alumni Association, where a new board was elected. In the evening, participants had the chance to continue networking and meeting old and new friends at the reception dinner and party in the KLU foyer. On Sunday, the event closed with a workshop by KLU's Dean of Research Jan Fransoo and Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg. The topic was Behavioral Operations: Human Decision Making in the Era of Artificial Intelligence.

The board of the KLU Alumni Association would like to thank the KLU for its support, all the organizers and helping hands, the speakers, and contributors for making this event a great success.

Homecoming Video 2018

General Assembly

2018 General Assembly

This year's assembly was also video screened for the first time to be in the position to integrate also alumni who weren't able to come to KLU's campus.

KLU Alumni Association's newly passed By-laws
Association By-laws 2018

KLU's Dean of Programs Christian Barrot: “Starting a New Business: The Founder’s Perspective"

Workshop by Anna Chirkova (MSCMGT 2015): "Success-turbo Agile: mindset and methods"

KLU's Dean of Research Jan Fransoo & Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg: Human Decision Making in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Interest Group System

The Interest Group System is based on the idea that KLU community engagement should be centered around engaged member's interests. Community members not only have their KLU experience in common, but share a variety of interests. This year's homecoming witnessed the kick-off of a number of these groups. Starting point of a first brainstorming was the homecoming, however, in the long run Alumni Relations invisions other community groups to join as well; faculty, staff, students, and corporations.

If you are intersted in joining one of the following groups, or would like to kick-start a group centered around an interest field not on this list, please send an email to

The contact names given below shouldn't be understood as group owners, but as kick-starters/ facilitators of these interest fields.

Katja Drevo and Abel Barragan Paz (MSCGL 2012)

Mark Albers (EMBA 2015)

Franziska Vogel (MSCMGT 2015)

Daniela Salas & Norman Wuest (MSCSCM 2018)

Anna Chirkova (MSCMGT 2015)

Ruben Gomez (MScSCM 2017)

Services for KLU Alumni Association Members

CV Builder
The KLU CV Builder has received an upgrade during this year. KLU's Alumni Relations would like to invite all KLU alumni to use the CV Builder.
a) Alumni as well may ask Career Services for CV reviews or an appointment.
b) The builder's search function allows KLU's Career Services to search through all entered CVs to match CVs with company recruiting requests. Thus, for networking or job hunting purposes this would be of interest to KLU alumni as well.
KLU CV Builder

Prof. Rod Franklin's Digital Supply Chain eLearning Lecture (for alumni free of charge)
In 2018, KLU launched its first online learning platform for executive education. Our digital lectures cover newest trends and cutting edge topics in the logistics and supply chain industry and give insights into the latest developments. As KLU Alumni, you receive free access to the digital lecture “The Digital Supply Chain” by Prof. Rod Franklin for the next 3 months. This course deals with digitalization and the impact new technologies will have on the supply chain and logistics world in the future.
In order to register, please register with the following event:

Homecoming Impressions