Yacoub an der Gassen

Manager in Casablanca, Morocco

Yacoub an der Gassen

Manager in Casablanca, Morocco

I am in love with a wonderful Rita, therefore I live and work in Casa to start a Cardiff School of Management MBA programme. Hopefully we will be able to contribute to the strength Africas in trusting our shared emotions for a better future.

I have been educated as Trauma-, Addiction-, and Complementary Counselor, and studied Culture Studies at International Psychoanalytic University.

At Humboldt University of Berlin I studied Library and Information Science focused on Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, and Information Literacy. In my thesis I curated a real and digital exhibition of Herwarth Walden’s avant-garde Sturm-Archive, thesis has been published at Humboldts edoc Server.

I was a Registrar and Librarian for Rare, Early Printed, and Artistic Books at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Before I did entrepreneurship training at bbw Berlin-Marzahn.

In Vienna I was a Documentalist at Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. Highlight was my small contribution to the restitution of Gustav Klimts Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Further positions were at leading art institutions.

Simultaneously I researched my family history, which I partly and cooperatively published on German Wikipedia. As one research result I use pseudonym, my name is Bernhard Andergassen.

As Information Analyst I was educated by Österreichische Gesellschaft für Dokumentation und Information. I obtained workshops on Cultural- and Business Management, Human Rights, Anti-Racism, and Diversity at AI Academy Austria.

At University of Innsbruck I studied History of Art, European Ethnology and Romance Studies with focus on Barocco Romano, Châteaux of the Loire Valley, Ukiyo-e, Early Skyscrapers, and Contemporary Arts. My thesis was on Gender relations in the art of Pablo Picassos. Before I studied Medicine.

In my 1991 Sabbatical I traveled to Eastern Anatolia and India and visited places like Rıze, Doğubayazıt, Van, Harran, Şanlıurfa, Ihlara, Dharamsala, Rishikesh, Pushkar, Diu, and Benaulim Beach. Meeting René Laubies in Varkala beside the uncountable Rome travels of my youth inspired me to study History of Art.

I graduated from musically focused secondary school with paper on migrant workers, exams in Italian and maths, and a cubist drawing.

I am an open, very curious, highly sensitive, honest, and from traumatic experience empowered, spiritual man. My hobbies are traveling, photography, and hiking. I know English, Italian, German fluently, some Spanish, French, Turkish, and Russian.