Frankfurt School of Finance & Management congratulates Anas Darkoushy and Paula Rosolen on winning the City of Frankfurt’s “Outstanding Personalities with a Migration Background” Award 2019. Both in full-time employment, they are also studying for Frankfurt School MBAs – on the Part-time Master of Business Administration and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programmes respectively. A few days ago, Peter Feldmann, Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt, and Jumas Medoff, Chairman of the Municipal Association for the Representation of Foreigners, presented the award at a ceremony in Frankfurt City Hall’s Kaisersaal (Imperial Chamber). Every year, the award is presented to personalities from migrant backgrounds who have become role models in society as a result of their life experiences and their achievements in and on behalf of Frankfurt am Main, and who strive for equality of opportunity regardless of their origin, language, culture or way of life.
Anas Darkoushy and Paula Rosolen are two of this year’s 37 award winners. Both of them have been studying at the business school since 2018, with the help of Frankfurt School scholarships.
“We warmly congratulate Anas Darkoushy and Paula Rosolen on winning the ‘Outstanding Personalities with a Migration Background 2019’ award,” says Professor Dr Nils Stieglitz, President of Frankfurt School. “Frankfurt School is a place of learning, of personal and professional development, and a champion of international openness and tolerance. So we are absolutely delighted that Anas Darkoushy and Paula Rosolen have come to enrich our university with their personalities, expertise and motivation.”
Anas Darkoushy fled Syria in 2015 and has been living in Mannheim with his wife and two daughters since 2016. He studied in Syria and worked for ten years in the telecommunications industry. Between 2016 and 2018, Anas Darkoushy worked as IT coordinator and translator at the German Red Cross Reception Centre in Mannheim’s Benjamin Franklin Village. Since 2018, he has been studying on Frankfurt School’s part-time MBA programme while working in Hessische Landesbank’s Credit Operations department.
Paula Rosolen is a native of Argentina and came to Germany 2003, where she studied the performing arts, choreography and performance in Frankfurt and Giessen. Now a choreographer, director and founder of Haptic Hide, she works for international theatres and festivals, and has won several awards. Paula Rosolen is a graduate of Frankfurt School’s Women’s Leadership Academy and has been a part-time student on the business school’s EMBA programme since 2018.