Meet our speakers: Carsten Ovens

Carsten Ovens is the Hamburg state chairman of the Junge Union, the joint youth organisation of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union of Bavaria. Having joined the JU and the CDU in 2003, he was elected to his post in April 2011.

A native of Hannover, Carsten Ovens moved to Hamburg in 2002 to study business administration. In 2008 and 2011 he was elected as a deputy in the district assembly of the Hamburg borough of Eimsbuettel, representing the districts of Lokstedt, Niendorf and Schnelsen.

Carsten has more than five years of professional working experience as a Business Development Specialist and Consultant for companies like SAP and Vivadi Partners, managing projects in several European countries. He holds a master's degree in business from the University of Hamburg and from Macquarie University (Sydney). Today, he works as a university lecturer, and is doing research on brand management issues.