Dr. Lassaad Essafi is the co-founder and CEO of EDLIGO. Lassaad is very passionate about entrepreneurship, research and development particularly in the areas of data and analytics. Prior to his current role, Lassaad led worldwide the Customer Insight & Experience Analytics business line in Nokia Siemens Networks. Under his leadership, the unit became market leader. He held several key functions across Nokia Siemens Networks, Siemens, and O2 Germany in Product Management, Sales, Consulting, R&D, Solution Delivery and Project/Program Management. Lassaad holds a Doctorate of Engineering in Computer Science from the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg in Germany. He is also graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Duke, Babson and Siemens.
Stephan is co-founder and a managing director of EDLIGO since 2016. With 30 years of international experience in the telecommunications industry, Stephan is known for his business management and leadership skills and is deeply committed to ensuring customer satisfaction. Stephan has a strong focus on execution, believes in open communication and team work to ensure the best result for customers and the company. Stephan has held several executive level and management positions within Siemens and Nokia at various locations including Head of Management Operations, Head of Sales Operations and Senior Vice President Sales. Stephan is a graduate engineer (Electronics and Communications) of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences.
Kais is co-founder and a managing director of EDLIGO. He is a strategy and technology executive with more than 20 years of experience, and a strong passion for AI. He held executive positions at Oracle, Microsoft, Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture. Kais has an extensive experience in developing and selling technology products. He also has a successful track record in helping customers develop and execute commercial and technology strategies. Kais has a master’s degree in computer science with highest distinction from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and a Corporate Finance degree from INSEAD.
Our Team Members
Our experienced team is here to assist you in your Talent and Learning Analytics journey
Ahmed is an Account Executive in EDLIGO since 2022. He started Sales career as a Lead Manager in Personal Services, and he acquired the adequate competences in Sales and the personnel structure of companies of various sizes. After he moved to SaaS industry, where he learned how to build close connections with his customers and where he was responsible for analyzing and identifying new areas of optimization in Sales and Marketing for companies in the eCommerce industry. Today, when he is not doing sports or explores the nature on his motorbike, you can find him helping EDLIGO customers to grow their businesses by optimizing their talent management.
At the end of the day his job involves people. Ahmed is sure that the key for a successful project is building close relationships with people. His motivation results with his customers’ success.
Dorra is a Business Development Manager at EDLIGO. She started as Human Resource Consultant at The Adecco Group, advising clients on their Talent Management and recruitment process. Then, her passion for education outweighs all her decisions and moved to an EdTech start-up. She was passionate about Education, and this was a chance for her to be Head of People in a successful coding school. During this experience, she could be part of a big tech community where she could interact with great people and learn more about tech start-ups. She fell in love with this dynamic and lively ecosystem so she decided to join EDLIGO where she can fusion all that she likes: Education, People, Interaction, and Technology.
Now, Dorra is working on developing projects in EDLIGO and managing relationships with all the great people from France and other French-speaking countries.
Emna is a Content Marketing Manager at EDLIGO, she is in charge of creating high-quality and creative content about Talent and Learning Analytics for social media, facilitating ongoing content planning, managing day-to-day content sharing and SEO optimization. She graduated with a master’s degree in Marketing Research, very motivated and creative individual. Looking forward to learning how to excel in marketing and what it takes to advance in this fast-developing industry.
Gert started his career in the hotel industry in Germany, where soon he moved to the supplier side and started selling and distributing Computer Hardware for the Micros European HQ in Neuss Germany, to hotel chains in the EMEA region.
Later in his career, Gert worked for several companies in Sales and Account Management roles, where he was looking after well-known Hotel Chains. Gert has rich experience in working for SaaS Companies, which use AI for their Forecast and Pricing analytics.
Out of curiosity, Gert decided in 2021 to leave the hospitality Software supplier related industry and focus on Human Capital Management and Payroll solutions. In his role as Director Sales & Account Management at EDLIGO, Gert is responsible for driving new Sales and retain existing clients by making sure the clients remain happy and successful with their EDLIGO Talent Analytics and Learning Analytics solutions.
Maria Olivia is Business Development Manager of EDLIGO working with Portuguese-speaking countries. Graduated in Chemical Engineering, she has more than 2 years of experience in Private Education. She has an international mindset provided by her previous experience in more than 3 countries. Maria Olivia has extensive experience in Sales, provided by 2 years of Optimizing Sales Processes to achieve better outcomes. She will definitely put EDLIGO's clients as her priority.
Margot is a Business Development Manager at EDLIGO. She started working in the pharmaceutical industry in companies like Novartis and Johnson & Johnson in project management positions in Mexico. Her interest and passion for technology took her to India to work for TATA Consultancy Services, then her love for IT led her to the EDLIGO journey where she interacts with people from Spanish-speaking countries, where builds close connections with them, and helps them to address the problems regarding talent management topics by using EDLIGO.
Mariia is a Business Development Manager at EDLIGO, managing multi-media marketing, PR, and sales for Talent and Learning Analytics.
Mariia received her BBA in International Business from Karelia UAS Finland, and Master Diploma in New Media and Communication from Shanghai Jiaotong University, which is number 46 in QS World University Ranking. She has over 5 years of experience in customer communication, education management, and managing marketing and business strategies from working in Russia, Finland, China, Indonesia, South Korea and Germany. She is highly motivated and persistent, following true excellence and customer centric approach.
Natalia is a Business Development Manager at EDLIGO since 2022. Graduated from Belarusian State Economic University as a specialist in intercultural business communications in 2021, she continued her path in business development and currently is managing sales for Talent and Learning Analytics company in North American region. Having experience in working for international companies in multicultural teams, Natalia enjoys meeting new people and always tries to suggest and discuss new ideas with them, generating unusual and effective solutions as a result.
Reimund is an HR Thought Leader and Consulting Director with EDLIGO and a thought leader. Throughout his international career, spanning over 4 continents and more than 20 countries he built highly performing HR and technical teams. With 20 years innovating in human resources and 15 years in technical and managerial roles he helped organisations to achieving top performance. Totalling 25+ years in technology organizations, he devoted himself to talent and leadership development. He was also recognized for his work as a mentor and a coach helping develop companies and people adapt to a constantly changing business environment.
Zehra is a student in her 7th semester at the University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt and is studying International Management with a focus on HR. Since June 2022 she has been working at EDLIGO as a Business Development Manager and is learning to put her studies into practice.