MUNAM e.V. Board

Chairman

Dominik Schwab

Dominik, born in 1994, grew up in Munich and attended Kurt Huber Gymnasium in Gräfelfing. He served as head boy and editor-in-chief of the school magazine and participated in a couple of extracurriculars like theatre, orchestra and debating. Playing the piano since the age of six, Dominik performed publicly very early, thus establishing classical music as his major hobby. After his graduation in 2012, he moved to Italy to study piano performance, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in music from the Conservatory of Trento in 2015. Subsequently, he returned to Munich where he is currently pursuing a law degree at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU). His studies are furthered by scholarships of both the German National Academic Foundation and the Cusanuswerk. Dominik works as a student research assistant at the Chair of Public Law and State Philosophy at LMU and as a freelance piano teacher. Maintaining an avid concern for international politics and law-making since practically forever, he joined the MUNAM Delegation Project in 2016 which got him in touch with the world of ModelUN and proved to be a highly addictive environment. As part of the MUNAM Delegation he participated in IsarMUN 2016, Harvard WorldMUN 2017 and EuroMUN 2017. Dominik served as Deputy Secretary-General of IsarMUN 2017 in Munich and was appointed Secretary-General of MUNSC Salient in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2018. Trusted with the position of the Chairman and driven by his own experiences in the club, he is committed to expand the role of MUNAM e.V. as an integral part of Munich’s landscape of student societies as a melting pot for curious individuals from all disciplines.

Deputy Chairman

Sebastian Eppelt

Sebastian, born in 1996 near Ulm, left his Swabian hometown for his studies at the Ludwig-Maximilans-University in Munich as full scholar of the Max-Weber-Programm of the Bavarian Free State. Having obtained his Bachelor of Science majoring in physics in March 2018, he just has started graduate studies at his alma mater. Sebastian joined MUNAM e.V. during his second year of university as member of the delegation of 2015/16 and served the association even during his exchange year at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Upon his return he engaged with both of MUNAM’s project: he was Faculty Advisor to MUNAM’s delegation of 2017/18 and Director General of IsarMUN 2017. Sebastian is looking forward to having the opportunity to shape the future of association that has been a major part of his life for the past three years as part of the MUNAM e.V. board and Director General of IsarMUN 2018. At the moment he is working this project remotely from Montreal, Canada where he is doing an internship at the renowned McGill university.

Second Deputy Chairman

Ismail Ismail

Ismail, born in 1995, was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt where he attended a German foreign school until 2013. Upon graduating, he moved to Munich to pursue a degree in Economics at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) where he is currently enrolled in a two-year Master of Science program. Growing up in Egypt and actively witnessing the Arab Spring at the age of sixteen made Ismail develop a growing interest in politics and international affairs. He attended his first ModelUN conference in 2011 and, seven years and countless conferences later, still considers every conference an enriching experience on an academic as well as on a personal level. Since joining the MUNAM Delegation Project in 2014, Ismail held various positions throughout the society, such as Secretary-General of IsarMUN 2015 and Faculty Advisor for the Delegation of 2017/2018 and is eager to apply his knowledge and experience to further develop MUNAM e.V. and realize the projects the board has planned. He is especially excited at the prospect of introducing a new generation of enthusiastic students to the world of Model UN.

Director of Finance

Krasimir Gerdhzikov

Krasimir, born in 1995, is currently studying Business Administration at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). He also holds a degree in Political Science from the LMU, which is the reason why he left his home country, Bulgaria, and moved to Germany at the age of 18. Along with his studies, he used to work in the Business Consulting field and did an internship at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria. Currently, he is a working student in the Banking sector. In addition to his interest in economics and business, he is very enthusiastic about international politics and different cultures, which is how he came across MUNs and MUNAM. Having successfully participated in numerous conferences as both delegate and chair, he joined MUNAM e.V. in 2016. Consequently, he held the position of Deputy Secretary-General at IsarMUN 2016 and has been acting as Financial Director of the organization since 2017. He is looking forward to continuing his work for the board in the current year.

Secretary

Ophelia Wach

Ophelia is a student of political sciences and law at LMU with focus on European politics and law, international relations and civil rights and freedoms. In the course of her studies she joined university excursions to Vienna, Brussels and Moscow and served an internship for a member of parliament at the Deutsche Bundestag. Pursuing her passion for political and social issues, Ophelia took part in MUNAM’s delegation project in 2016/17 and was awarded with the Best Delegate Award at IsarMUN 2016. In her year abroad at UBC Vancouver, she joined the local MUN society MUNSA and won the Position Paper Award at NWMUN 2017 for her paper on intersecting discrimination of women. Working as a technology scout in a non-for-profit innovation network has further inspired Ophelia’s interest in the impact of new technologies on society and power structures. Together with the other board members, Ophelia hopes to shape MUNAM and its delegation project meaningfully to sustain and create an inclusive and open-minded society and a place of learning, networking and thriving.

Previous Board Members

Board 2017/ 2018

Thomas Campbell James

Chairman

Aleksandar Ljuborimovic

Deputy Chairman

Katharina Herrle

Second Deputy Chairman

Krasimir Gerdhzikov

Director of Finance

Dominik Schwab

Secretary