Dr. Olaf Hahn was educated in France, Germany and in the US. An ancien elève of Ecole Normale Supérieure (St. Cloud) in Paris, he obtained degrees in history and German literature and also studied Catholic theology. He worked as a lecturer at University of Gdańsk (Poland) in 1995-96 and obtained a Ph.D in history at the Sorbonne in 1998. After a short period as a salesperson and as an editor he joined the Robert Bosch Foundation in 2000 and held various positions there. From November 2011 until September 2015 he was Senior Vice President and Head of the Education, Society, and Culture department (2005- 2011 head of the department “Society and Culture”), with a financial portfolio of 20 Mio Euros. In October 2015, he was promoted to the new position of Di- rector of Strategic Development/ Senior Vice President within in Foundation, responsible, inter alia, to develop a strategy to support Education in Africa. In May 2016 Olaf Hahn was also appointed Founding Director of the UK-registered Charity “ESSA – Education Sub Saharan Africa.” He is the author of several publications and translations.