Bianca Schmitz

Bianca Schmitz is a co-director of the Hidden Champions Institute (HCI) and a program director at ESMT Berlin.

She is responsible for establishing new international alliances with other business schools, institutions and networks, such as the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM).

Her focus lies on agile innovation processes, especially of so-called Hidden Champions. She has been trained in Design Thinking by Hasso Plattner Institute and is a certified SCRUM Product Owner.

She studied Regional Sciences of Latin America at the University of Cologne and finished with a diploma. Her focus was on economics and the Spanish language.

Bianca worked for three years at the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS), a non-profit organization based in Cologne, Germany, with branches throughout the world.

Bianca’s international profile is supplemented by two-years of work experience in Spain.