Gerald DRIßNER • Journalist | Buchautor

MY SKILLS

My set of
competences.

  • Gerald was trained at the most prestigious journalism school in Germany (Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule).
  • Gerald won the most prestigious award for young journalists in Germany (Axel-Springer-Preis).
  • Gerald’s texts were published in almost all important magazines and newspapers in German-speaking countries.
  • Gerald has done a lot of investigative research in teams that led to many lead stories.

  • Deep understanding of national and international economics as Gerald holds a Master’s degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt). His areas of expertise are: monetary theory, input-output-analysis, and resource economics.
  • Ability to adapt to various social environments since Gerald grew up in a working-class family in a mountain valley in the Alps (Arbeiterkind).
  • Gerald is a strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communicator who can deliver effective presentations.
  • Gerald is an exceptional problem-solver with a keen ability to resolve tricky issues.

  • More than a decade of experience of living in Arab and Muslim societies (Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Israel and Occupied Territories) and traveling in the MENA-region (Middle East and North Africa). Gerald has visited almost all major Arab Muslim countries.
  • Firsthand witness of the Arab Spring. Gerald lived in Alexandria, Egypt, while the Arab Spring evolved.
  • Fluency in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic).
  • Deep understanding of countries in crisis – Gerald lived in Athens, Greece, for two years during the financial (and refugee) crisis.

  • Very experienced Alpine skier and mountaineer since Gerald grew up in one of the world’s finest ski resorts: Arlberg.
  • Open to new technologies: Gerald has been coding and working with Linux since his youth.

  • LANGUAGES: German (mother tongue), English (fluent), Arabic (fluent), Hebrew (working knowledge). Basic understanding: Urdu, Turkish, French.