Titus Gebel

Founder and CEO

A lawyer by trade and an entrepreneur at heart, Titus founded and sold several successful companies. Now as a private investor, Titus has turned his focus on building value in the creation of new empowered communities.

Previously, Titus founded many companies, including resources company Deutsche Rohstoff AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: DR0), for which he served as President & CEO until he retired in 2014. In that role, he directed oil & gas, base and precious metals exploration and development projects in Europe, Australia and North America, and founded German oil subsidiary Rhein Petroleum GmbH. He also served as Managing Director of resources company EurAsia Holding AG, and of Forstgarten Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG, a family office that participated in venture capital and private equity activities.

Titus holds a Ph.D. in foreign public law and international law from the University of Heidelbergand a MBA from the University for Economy in Ludwigshafen / University of Lincoln, England.

Titus is Tipolis’ Founder and CEO. With his extensive worldwide network, he will assemble a world class team of finance, sales, marketing and operations professionals ensuring the highest standard soft performance and measurable success for Prosperity Zones.

Francisco

Francisco Litvay

Executive Assistant

Coming from Brazil but currently living in Austria, Francisco comes from a tech background. Having done several IT and Business courses in renowed institutions, he now studies Business Informatics at the Johannes Kepler University.

After discovering the Startup Societies movement in 2018, he became passionate about innovations in governance and started actively contributing to the field. He has since written several articles for different websites, including TechInsider.

Francisco is Tipolis’ Executive Assistant. With his agile mindset, he will take care of administrative tasks with the greatest possible efficiency.

JanBertram

Jan Bertram

Head of Marketing

Having already worked at the German Parliament, Jan Bertram is a social scientist with a bachelor’s degree at the University of Cologne.

In 2009 he delved into political theory and societal studies. He then joined the Students for Liberty and is ever since working on related causes.

Jan Bertram is the Head of Marketing at Tipolis. With his knowledge of modern communication platforms, he will help set Prosperity Zones on a global spotlight.

Advisors

OliverPorter

Oliver Porter

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 further cities considering implementing the Sandy Springs model, most importantly 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 Prosperity Zone.

PatrikSchumacher

Patrik Schumacher

London – City Planning and Design

Patrik Schumacher is principal of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects, with 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. Additionally, he has been involved in several master plan projects worldwide, such as Singapore One North. His contribution to the discourse of contemporary architecture includes the concept of a market based urban order. He will give support for the planning and design of Prosperity Zones.

PatriFriedman

Patri Friedman

San José – Competitive Governance

Patri Friedman, former Software Engineer at Google with a master’s in computer science, is an entrepreneur and political theorist for competitive governance. With financial support from Peter Thiel, the founder of Paypal, he founded The Seasteading Institute, a non-profit seeking to establish floating autonomous communities at sea. He also worked with and founded other startups, for example Future Cities Development, which had the first MOU to create a Prosperity Zone in 2012. Today he consults with projects and investors around the world working to develop innovation zones.

RahimTaghizadegan

Rahim Taghizadegan

Vienna – Education

Rahim Taghizadegan is an educational entrepreneur, visionary, and one of the last Viennese polymaths. Besides being the director of scholarium.at in Austria, he also teaches at universities in Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany. Moreover, he is a best-selling book author and a sought-after public speaker. He will advise Prosperity Zones on becoming hubs for world-leading educational innovation, choice and excellence.

AnneteHeinisch

Annette Heinisch

Hamburg – Legal System

Annette Heinisch is a German lawyer, specialized in consulting small and medium sized enterprises. Her long-time experience makes her knowledgeable about running successful businesses, and her advice is also frequently sought after by politicians. For Prosperity Zones, she has developed a legal operating system based on German Civil Law.

TomBell

Dr. Tom W. Bell

Orange – Special Economic Zones

Tom W. Bell is an internationally well-known expert on Special Economic Zones and private governance. He’s authored several works, such as “Your Next Government”, and has been a law professor at Chapman University in the Fowler School of Law since 1998. Tom also serves as an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and as the director of the Institute for Competitive Governance, where he created the Ulex Open Source Legal System. He will help Prosperity Zones find and apply world-class law and governance standards.

NobilaOuédraogo

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 considerable work experience in the area of health system building, diseases control, and prevention all over the world through various professional activities done with well distinguished health institutions in the world. Nobila Ouédraogo will give Prosperity Zones advice for regulating public health in all kinds of environments.

SonjaPrstec

Sonja Prstec

Zug – Startups and Technology

Sonja Prstec is a lawyer working in various innovative projects with disruptive ideas. She is trying to bridge existing legal frameworks with new emerging technologies and ideas, what she calls “overcoming the legal jetlag”. For the last three years she has been working with Swiss start-ups’ regulatory challenges and legal aspects of Blockchain technology and property assets. A strong supporter of Prosperity Zones as an alternative governance model, she will use her expertise to deal with regulatory challenges involving cutting-edge technologies.

AaronKoenig

Aaron Koenig

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, in addition to writing several books on the subject. Aaron Koenig will work on strategies to implement cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in Prosperity Zones.

MarcOtto

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 Prosperity Zones in setting up an efficient and modern energy system.

MartinBoeltau

Martin Boeltau

Rottweil – Science

Martin Böltau holds a doctorate degree in physics. He has spent 20 years evaluating new technologies for both private and government authorities, being truly an expert in testing the scientific basis of new processes and theories. Martin will support Prosperity Zones in finding new applicable technologies and testing the scientific credibility of proposed regulations.

PendaCissé

Penda Cissé

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 as well as in developing countries. Above all, she knows the necessary framework to let entrepreneurs flourish. Penda will help Prosperity Zones to create an entrepreneur-friendly environment.