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At the next meeting with the 11th Generation of AmCham Young Professionals™ we will be talking to  H. E. Adrian Pollmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Slovenia, and Ajša Vodnik, MSc, CEO, AmCham Slovenia, and Vice President, AmChams in Europe.

We will talk about how diplomacy and business interconnect, what they have in common, and how they differ. What leadership skills matter in diplomacy and business? How do values matter in diplomacy, and what part do they play in business? Does being a businessperson also mean you have to be a little bit of a diplomat and vice-versa? How do the roles of men and women change in both diplomacy and business?


Since August 2020, H. E. Adrian Pollmann acts as the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Slovenia. He shares the role of Germany’s ambassador(s) to Slovenia with his wife Natalie Kauther.

H. E. Pollmann first served as the Head of Consular and Legal Section and Attaché for Cultural Affairs at the German Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. Later he served in Iran as Desk Officer Iran, Federal Foreign. In Washington he worked as Office Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellow with the US State Department, Washington, USA. His last post before Slovenia was the Head of Task Force Syria and Lebanon, Federal Foreign Office. H. E. Pollmann studied legal studies in Mainz, Germany, and Rome, Italy. He as well attended the Foreign Service Academy of the Federal Foreign Office.


Ms. Vodnik worked in media for 14 years, first as a journalist, then as editor-at-large and TV host, and went on to launch the Slovene TV station when she was just 29. After five successful years, Ajša decided to sell her stake in the company and leave the field of media. During her time there, she hosted more than 300 interviews with top Slovene and international businesspeople, leaders, and opinion-makers. She had the privilege to also interview such notable names as American President Bill Clinton and General Colin Powell.

Ajša holds a master’s degree in communication and management. She is currently the –CEO of AmCham Slovenia. She also serves as elected Vice-Chair of the AmChams in Europe, the umbrella organization that represents 45 AmChams from 43 Eurasian countries.

She is a co-author of the AmCham Young Platform.

Registrations are open for the 11th Generation of AmCham Young Professionals only. Confirmation of your attendance will help us organize the event, let us know if you will not be able to make it.