Dr. Poetis is the strategic head of the POWERGROUP, developer of Business Design Thinking, responsible for the development of well-known international brands and innovative concepts. The company grew out of a management buy-out of the TBWA division of the Omnicom Group, of which Dr. Poetis was a member of the European executive committee. He previously was CEO of subsidiaries of the Delton AG/Quandt Group, which has large share-holdings in BMW and other important German companies.Dr. Poetis is a visiting lecturer of marketing at Berlin’s technical university. He has initiated several successful charitable movements for the needy. He was appointed Honorary Consul for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 2009 and is the founder of G.A.T.E. to Pakistan and former President of the German-Pakistan Forum.He studied at Hamburg, Tübingen and Munich Universities and was awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree for his dissertation on the comparison of religious freedom in the USA and Germany.

Patricia Poetis’ career encompasses a wide range of design assignments for international clothing, FMCG products as well as ‘non-tactile’ design challenges for public-sector projects and charities. She shares her husband’s sense of social responsibility and has initiated several charitable actions on the behalf of Pakistan, including ‘Pakistan needs us now’ and most recently, the foundation of Patty’s Child Clinics Pakistan.She is a lecturer and member of jury for the graduating classes of ESMOD Germany, International Fashion School. She was the chairwoman of the creative board of BERLIN SCIENCES and works with directors of the Berlin Universities, international renowned architects and representatives from business and politics in Berlin and Munich.