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Oliver Schmidt

Oliver Schmidt

Oliver Schmidt studierte Psychologie, Wirtschaft und Recht. 15 Jahre lang arbeitete er im Personalmanagement eines internationalen DAX-Konzern, davon zwei Jahre in den USA. Zur Zeit schreibt er an einem Buch zur Zukunft der Europäischen Union.

Last updated on 16.01.2016


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