Dr. Titus Gebel MBA
Titus Gebel is founder, President & CEO of Free Private Cities Inc. He is a German entrepreneur with a PhD in international law and an extensive worldwide network. He founded amongst others Frankfurt-listed mining company Deutsche Rohstoff AG, retired as their CEO in 2014 and emigrated with his family to Monaco. With Free Private Cities, he wants to create an entirely new product in the “market of living together”. If successful, it will fast-track knowledge and progress for humanity. Titus has dedicated the rest of his life to making Free Private Cities a reality.
Many distinguished experts convinced by the idea, have offered their support and have become advisors of Free Private Cities Inc.
Sandy Springs – City Management
Oliver Porter, former Vice President of AT&T, created and implemented the public-private partnership government model for Sandy Springs, a city of 100,000 people near Atlanta, Georgia. He has served as the principal advisor for many other new cities and for cities considering the conversion to the Sandy Springs – model, both in the United States and Japan. He has authored several books on this subject. Oliver Porter will help find the right structure and the right subcontractors for operating a Free Private City.
Dr. Patrik Schumacher
London – City planning and design
Patrik Schumacher is principal of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects. He has a track record of highly esteemed and award-winning projects. He is teaching at various architectural schools in Europe and the US including Harvard University. He has been involved in several master plan projects worldwide, including Singapore One North. His contribution to the discourse of contemporary architecture includes the concept of market based urban order. He will give support for the planning and design of Free Private Cities.
Hamburg – Legal System
Annette Heinisch is a German lawyer, specialised in consulting small and medium sized enterprises. Her long-time experience makes her knowledgeable about the needs of companies to run a business successfully. Her advice is also frequently sought after by politics. For Free Private Cities, she has developed a legal operating system based on German Civil Law.
Amsterdam – IT
Frank Karsten has a long-term expertise when it comes to validating and managing IT projects. His lean management approach helps him to manage or fix even very large IT- projects successfully. Frank has a deep understanding of the Free Private Cities model and is also author of several books. He is going to support Free Private Cities in all IT-related projects including eGovernment.
Monaco – Entrepreneurship
Penda Cissé has operated businesses in Germany, Senegal and Monaco. She has given advice to many young people who wanted to become entrepreneurs, both in developed and developing countries. Penda knows about the necessary framework to let entrepreneurs flourish and will advise Free Private Cities on creating an entrepreneur-friendly environment.
Vienna - Education
Rahim Taghizadegan is an educational entrepreneur, visionary and one of the last Viennese polymaths. He is the director of scholarium.at in Austria, teaches at universities in Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany, is a best-selling book author and a sought-after public speaker. He will advise Free Private Cities on becoming hubs for world-leading educational innovation, choice and excellence.
Dr. Martin Böltau
Rottweil - Science
Martin Böltau holds a doctorate degree in physics. He spent 20 years evaluating new technologies for both private and government authorities. He is also an expert in testing the scientific basis of new processes and theories. Martin will support Free Private Cities in finding new applicable technologies and testing the scientific credibility of proposed regulation.
Dr. Marc-Felix Otto
Zürich - Energy
Marc-Felix Otto is a Partner at The Advisory House, a leading management consultancy to the European energy industry. He manages projects with major and medium-sized European utilities. Prior to joining the company, he was employed by McKinsey for many years. His vast expertise runs from strategic and financial problem-solving along the industrial value chain to transformation and restructuring projects. He will support Free Private Cities in setting up an efficient and modern energy system.
Dr. Nobila Ouédraogo
Heidelberg – Health
Nobila Ouédraogo is an expert in public health and epidemiology: Doctoral degree in Public Health and Epidemiology from the University of Heidelberg, Field Epidemiology Training Programme (Robert Koch-Institute-Germany / European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). He has an extensive work experience in the area of health system building, diseases control and prevention in developed as well as in developing countries through various professional activities with well distinguished health institutions in the world. Nobila Ouédraogo will give Free Private Cities advice for regulating public health in all kinds of environments.
Berlin – Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
Aaron Koenig is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer and film producer, specialized in Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. He has also been a speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and authored several books on the subject. Aaron Koenig will work on strategies to implement cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies into Free Private Cities.
Dr. Robert Biedermann
Munich – Building and Zoning Law
Robert Biedermann is an eminent expert in building law, specialized in dealing with all kinds of zoning and building law cases. He’s also co-author of a standard work on those subjects. Robert Biedermann will support Free Private Cities in setting up a reasonable but lean building and zoning regulation.