Viola Märtin is the personal assistant to the WBGU's Secretary General and Event Manager. She studied Arts Management and Cultural Work at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (diploma) and is a trained book trader. In addition to administrative tasks, she coordinates all WBGU events and supports public relations. Prior to joining WBGU, she worked as a project manager in the cultural sector, trade and industry. She conceived customised products and event formats, realised and evaluated them and was responsible for time, budget and resource planning.