The TUM Speakers Series advisory board helps us to maintain and continuously improve the high quality of our events. It supports our team in an advisory capacity, with a large network and practical experience in the academic and business world.





The Benefactors use their network to expand the reach and visibility of the TUM Speakers Series. Moreover, they provide guidance to the current team through the chair and represent the TUM Speakers Series in the professional world.


The Chair manages the TUM Speakers Series Alumni Network and organizes several events with the Advisory Board of the TUM Speakers Series. They form the link between the Advisory Board and the current Presidents of the TUM Speakers Series, while also representing the initiative externally.

Felix Rank

Chair of the Advisory Board

Felix Rank has been a member of the TUM Speakers Series since 2015 and headed the department of External Communications from 2017 to 2020, including speaker invitations and the responsibility for partnerships.

Since his studies at the Technical University of Munich, he has been involved in numerous student initiatives as well as non-profit organizations, including as chairman of MTP Munich, and is currently chairman of the Association of Munich Student Initiatives. Felix is co-founder of the German Forum for Ethical Machine Decision Making, a think tank for the responsible use of algorithms and artificial intelligence, and a university lecturer on the topic of social startups. He has gained professional experience at Accenture, EY, BMW, and the President’s Office of the Technical University of Munich, among others. He is currently a senior consultant and is responsible for the digitalization of sales and marketing processes for a large insurance company. Felix was accepted into the Accenture Future Technology Leaders program, is a former Claussen-Simon Foundation scholarship holder and Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum’s Community.