About us

Andrea C. Wrba

Managing Director



Education

Open University Amsterdam, Culture Science,
studied for 2 years, no degree due to transfer to Dubai

Courses

  • MAP Assessment Programme 1999
  • EMEA General Management Programme January 2001
  • Senior Leadership Programme, June 2004
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness, MCE, April 2005
  • Various trainings concerning Leadership, Service, Management, Sales etc.
  • Speed Reading Seminar, September 2006
  • Brand Culture Training 1, October 2008
  • Six Sigma & Operational Innovation, 2008
  • Intensive Course French, May 2009
  • Cornell University NY, General Managers Program, January 2014

Languages

German, Dutch, English (fluent), French (fair)

Member of

  • Advisory Board
  • CHN
  • Cornell University Alumni
  • Hotel school in Leeuwarden, NL


Working Experience

  • ab 2015
    Managing Director | AWA-Publishing & Advising UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Berlin, D. Founded our own company. The aim and purpose of this company is to publish, sell and market books of Dr. Elke Austenat. Most books are medical books about Diabetes and Diabetes related issues. Some are about the private and business life of Dr. Austenat in former East Germany, later in the West. The advising part is related to Speaking engagements and consulations.
  • ab 2014
    Senior Manager Hotel Business | Roskos & Meier OHG, Berlin, Germany Free Lance)
  • 01/2013 - 12/2013
    General Manager | A-ROSA Scharmützelsee, Bad Saarow (close to Berlin), Germany
  • 07/2012 - 12/2012
    General Manager | The Beach House at Iruveli, Maldives
  • 12/2010 - 06/2012
    General Manager | InterContinental Mzaar Lebanon Mountain Resort & Spa
  • 10/2010 - 11/2010
    Taskforce and in-between for the VP Near East in the InterContinental Citystars in Cairo
  • 07/2009 - 10/2010
    General Manager | InterContinental Hotel Jericho, Palestinian Authority (Israel)
  • 03/2009 - 07/2009
    Starwood Hotels, GM between assignments
  • 11/2007 - 03/2009
    General Manager | Sheraton Sopot Hotel, Conference Center & Spa, Sopot, Polen.
  • 02/2007 - 11/2007
    General Manager | Hotel Excelision, 4*, Berlin, Germany
  • 05/2006 - 02/2007
    Manager Operations | Deutsche Interhotel Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany
  • 10/2002 - 10/2005
    General Manager | Crowne Plaza Antwerp, Belgiun
  • 07/2001 - 09/2002
    General Manager | Express by Holiday Inn Dortmund, Germany (inkl. pre-opening and opening of hotel)
  • 02/2000 - 06/2001
    Executive Assistant Manager | InterContinental Hotel Hamburg, Germany (special project: in charge of complete rooms and restaurant renovation).
  • 05/1996 - 01/2000
    Director of Sales & Marketing | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cologne, Germany
  • 08/1995 - 01/1996
    Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing | Austria Hotels, Head Office Vienna, Austria (limited contract on projekt basis)
  • 07/1994 - 06/1995
    Director of Sales & Marketing | Hotel Maximilian, Hotel Savoy Praque, Czech Republic (in charge of pre-opening and opening in sales)
  • 08/1993 - 05/1994
    Senior Sales Manager | Marco Polo Hotels & Resorts Vienna, Austria (hotels based in Russia)
  • 02/1990 - 07/1993
    Sales Manager | InterContinental Hotel Vienna, Austria
  • 09/1988 - 12/1989
    Reservations Manager, Shift Leader | InterContinental Hotel Dubai, U.A.E.
  • 04/1984 - 08/1988
    Rezeptionist, Head Cashier, Reservations Supervisor | Amstel. InterContinental Amsterdam, The Netherlands




Dr. med. Elke Austenat

Physician & Author


Dr. Austenat is recorded as a Medical Expert in the Expert Directory of the Medical Association of Berlin. The expert reports are done for traffic medicine with a focus on Internal Medicine and Diabetology.

Learn more on www.aekb.de



Career formation

  • 1963 - 1965
    Practical training as nurse, Berlin
  • 1965 - 1966
    Employed as examined nurse in the hospital Herzberge, Berlin
  • 1966 – 1972
    Study of human medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 1972
    Approbation as physician
  • 1972 – 1977
    Physician in specialized medical training for internal medicine at the clinic for diabetes and metabolic diseases in the clinic Kaulsdorf, Berlin
  • 1975
    Final awarding of PhD, Thesis: “Production of color subtraction angiographics in the neuro-radiological diagnostic”
  • 1977
    Final diploma


Career path

  • 1972 – 1976
    Employed as physician in the clinic for diabetes and metabolic deseases in the clinic Kaulsdorf, Berlin
  • 1975
    Trainee during sixy months at the clinic for infectious diseases Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
  • 1976
    Trainee during three months in the radiological department of the Charité Clinic Berlin
  • 1977
    Nomination as senior physician of the clinic for diabetes and metabolic diseases, Berlin. Work in the sectors of intensive care unit, general endocrinology, developing and building up a department for peritoneal, dialysis with exclusive treatment of diabetic patients
  • 1978 – 1982
    Leader of the EDTA registered department for peritoneal dialysis for diabetes mellitus patients at the clinic for diabetes and metabolic diseases, Berlin
  • 1979 – 1980
    Nomination to assistant head doctor of the stationary department of the clinic for diabetes and metabolic deseases, Berlin (140 bed places)
  • 1979 – 1980
    Lecturer at the Academy for medical specialized training in East Berlin
  • 1980 - 1982
    Political arrest in the GDR
  • 1982
    Resettlement to West Berlin. Recognition and rehabilitation as political prisoner; repeated rehabilitation with claim to compensation 1991
  • 1983 – 1986
    Independent Surveyor of the “Bundesversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte” Federal Insurance Administration) and the “Landesversorgungsamt” (Regional Administration) at Berlin
  • 1983 - 1984
    Building up a specialized surgery and clinic for diabetes in Berlin
  • 1984 - 2007
    Internist physician/Diabetologist in own surgery, Berlin
  • 1985 - 2007
    Opening of the Diabetes Night Clinic/Medical Director of the Diabetes Night Clinic, Berlin
  • 2007 - 2013
    CEO, Managing Director - savoir diabète SARL, France
  • 2007 - 2010
    Managing Director - savoir diabète SARL, France
  • 2010
    Leader of the Department internal Medicine and diabetology, clinic for rehabilitation of the „Deutsche Rentenversicherung“, Hohenelse, Rheinsberg
  • 2010 - 2012
    Advisor Diabetology, Ruppiner Hospital, Neuruppin
  • seit 2013
    Advisor Diabetology for IME-DC, worldwide
  • seit 2015
    Internist physician /Diabetologist in surgery, Berlin

Lecturer & Scientific Advise

  • 1978 – 1980
    Konsiliarärztin der Charité Berlin - Diabetologie
  • 1979 – 1980
    Dozentin Akademie für Ärztliche Fortbildung in Berlin
  • 1991 – 1992
    wissenschaftliche Beratung US Magazin „Diabetes Interview“ - Insulinpumpentherapie
  • 1988 - 2010
    Dozentin Landesinstitut für Arbeitsmedizin Berlin - Diabetologie
  • 1998
    Dozentin Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft
  • 2000 - 2004
    Dozentin Bund Deutscher Internisten – Diabetologie
  • 2001 - 2010
    Dozentin Kaiserin-Friedrich-Stiftung für das ärztliche Fortbildungswesen – Diabetologie

Scientific Award

  • 1972
    Johann-Gottlieb-Fichte-Preis degree II of the Humboldt-University, Berlin

Member of

  • International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Publications & Scientific Lecutres

  • Austenat E:
    Gut essen auch bei Diabetes, ISBN 978-3946081-02-9, AWA UG (haftungsbeschränkt), 2015 iBook Author
  • Austenat E:
    Am Anfang war doch alles gut - Die Austenats Band I, ISBN 978-3-946081-00-5, AWA UG (haftungsbeschränkt), 2015 ePub
  • Austenat E:
    Normal leben mit Diabetes - Insulinpumpen, 2009, Savoir diabète, SARL, ISBN 978-2-9534414-0-6
  • Austenat E:
    Gut Essen auch bei Diabetes, 2009, Savoir diabète SARL, ISBN 3000245243
  • Austenat E, Würzner M, Semmler S, Grothe C:
    CSII Is Superior to MDI for Type 1 Diabetes under Real World Conditions in Clinical Endpoints, 66th ADA Congress, Washington DC, Diabetes Abstract Book, 2006,1986-PO
  • Austenat E, Semmler S:
    Diabetes mellitus, In: Harrisons Innere Medizin, 16.Edition Deutsche Ausgabe (Hrgs Dietel M, Suttorp N, Zeitz M), ABW . Wissenschaftsverlag, 2005, 2315 - 2345
  • Austenat E, Grothe C:
    Hypoglykämie, In: Harrisons Innere Medizin, 16. Edition Deutsche Ausgabe (Hrgs Dietel M, Suttorp N, Zeitz M), ABW . Wissenschaftsverlag, 2005, 2346 – 2351
  • Austenat E, Grothe C, Weber A, Schliack V:
    Diabetes Night-Clinic reduced costs – the diabetic treatment under everyday-life contidions, 40th Meeting EDEG, Siofok, Hungary, 2005
  • Austenat E:
    Das Diabetes-Komplott, ABW . Wissenschaftsverlag, 2004
  • Austenat E, Semmler S:
    Diabetes mellitus, In: Harrisons Innere Medizin, 15.Edition Deutsche Ausgabe (Hrgs Dietel M, Dudenhausen J, Suttorp N), ABW . Wissenschaftsverlag, 2003, 2307 - 2337
  • Austenat E, Grothe C:
    Hypoglykämie, In: Harrisons Innere Medizin, 15. Edition Deutsche Ausgabe (Hrgs Dietel M, Dudenhausen J, Suttorp N), ABW . Wissenschaftsverlag, 2003, 2338 - 2343
  • Würzner M, Austenat E:
    Comparison Of regular Insulin (H-Tronin®) And The Short Acting Analogon (Lispro®) In Patients Using Continuous Subcutaneaous Insulin Infusion (CSII), 17th IDF Congress, Mexico City, 2000, P 323
  • Scherwinski M, Freund AM, Reinhold M, Austenat E:
    Predictors of Success in Insulin Pump Therapie, 17th IDF Congress, Mexico City, 2000, P 604
  • Austenat E (Hrgs):
    Das Insulinpumpenbuch – Physiologische Insulinzufuhr,Blackwell Wissenschaft, Berlin 1998
  • Austenat E, Hotzwik A et al:
    Diabetes Night Clinic- a prommissing care system for diabetologists and team, 16th IDF congress, Helsinki, 1997
  • Reinhold M, Austenat E:
    report about psychological and social approches by patients using continuos subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), 16th IDF congress, Helsinki 1997
  • Austenat E, Hotzwik A et al:
    Experience over the last 11 years with continuos subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), 16th IDF congress, Helsinki, 1997
  • Riedel C, Austenat E:
    7 years experiences of intraperitoneal insulin infusion, 16th IDF congress, Helsinki, 1997
  • Stoll P, Schaefer C, Austenat E:
    5 Years Experience with a new Port system for continuos intraperitoneal insulin infusion (CIPII) treatment, 15th IDF congress, Kobe, Japan, 1994
  • Schaefer C, Stoll P, Austenat E:
    experience over the last 9 years with continuos subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)- Diab Study, 15th IDF congress, Kobe, Japan, 1994
  • Austenat E, Williams G, Pickup JC:
    Praxisbuch Diabetes mellitus, Blackwell Wissenschaft, Berlin, 1993
  • Austenat E, Mann M:
    Intraseal® port system: a new intraperitoneal port system without intraperitoneal catheter, 12th Workshop of the AIDSPIT STUDY GROUP, Igls, 1993
  • Austenat E, Mann M:
    Percuseal® - 36 month experience with a closed port system for continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion (CIPII) treatment, 12th Workshop of the AIDSPIT STUDY GROUP, Igls 1993
  • Austenat E, Mann M:
    continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion with a new port system, 28th EASD- congress, Prag, 1992
  • Austenat E, Reinhold M:
    Einstellung auf s.c. bzw. i.p. Pumpentherapie, Berliner Erfahrungen. Vorsymposium zur 20. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Diabetesgesellschaft, A-Baden, 1992
  • Austenat E, Ruthe U, Mann M:
    Intraperitoneale Insulintherapie (CIPII) mit dem Percuseal® Port System - 24 monatige Verlaufsbeobachtung. 27. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Diabetes-Gesellschaft Hannover, 1992
  • Austenat E, Ruthe U, Mann M:
    Pilotuntersuchung mit einem neuen intraperitonealen Katheter - Intraseal®, 27. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Diabetes-Gesellschaft Hannover, 1992
  • Austenat E:
    18-month experience with a new port system for continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion (CIPII) treatment, 11th Workshop of the AIDSPIT STUDY GROUP, Igls, 1992
  • Austenat E:
    Risikofaktoren der Entwicklung einer diabetischen Retinopathie bei Patienten mit insulinabhängigen Diabetes mellitus unter kontinuierlicher subkutaner Insulin-infusion. Wiener Klin. Wschr. 13 (1992), 277 – 280
  • Austenat E, Uthne K:
    Twelve months expirience with a new closed port system for continous insulin infusion (CIPII) treatment, 14th IDF Congress, Washington, DC, 1991
  • Austenat E, Balg M, Chmielik U, Köhler B:
    Blutglukosebestimmungen am Abend - Indiz für nächtliche Hypoglykämien?, 26. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Diabetes-Gesellschaft, Salzburg, 1991
  • Austenat E, Chmielik U, Mann M:
    Erfahrungen in der intraperitonealen Insulinpumpentherapie (CIPII) mit einem neuen geschlossenen Port-System, 26. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Diabetes-Gesellschaft, Salzburg, 1991
  • Austenat E:
    Neuere Therapiestudien mit Acarbose bei Typ I Diabetikern, Akt.Endokr. Stoffw. 12 (1991), 19 – 24
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter:
    Klinisches Wörterbuch (Hrgs. Pschyrembel), Walter de Gruyter Berlin - New York, 256. Auflage, 1990
  • Austenat E, Chmielik U:
    Acht Monate Erfahrung in der CIPII-Behandlung mit einem neuen geschlossenen Port-System, 25. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Diabetes-Gesellschaft, Düsseldorf, 1990
  • Austenat E:
    Diabetes- Nachtklinik Berlin - Auswertung des zweijährigen Modelvorhabens der Krankenkassen. 25. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Diabetes- Gesellschaft, Düsseldorf 1990
  • Austenat E, Chmielik U, Rottmann M:
    A new port system for longterm CIPII treatment, 9th Workshop of the AIDSPIT STUDY GROUP, Igls 1990
  • Austenat E, Chmielik U, Rottmann M:
    Five months-experience with a new closed port system for CIPII treatment, 9th Workshop of the AIDSPIT STUDY GROUP, Igls 1990
  • Hopfenmüller W, Austenat E:
    “MAGE” - ein geeignetes Maß für die Instabilität von Blutglukoseverläufen?, X. Donau- Symposium, Dresden, 1989
  • Austenat E:
    Retinopathia diabetica - Verlauf unter kontinuierlicher subcutaner Insulin-Infusion, X. Donau-Symposium, Dresden, 1989
  • Austenat E, Rottmann M:
    Einsatz von Acarbose (Bay g 5421) bei IDDM Patienten mit Brittle-Symptomatik, X. Donau-Symposium, Dresden, 1989
  • Austenat E, Stahl T:
    Insulinpumpentherapie, Walter de Gruyter Berlin - New York, 1989
  • Austenat E, Heinze P, Rottmann M:
    31 months of Continous Intraperitoneal Insulin Infusion (CIPII ) - increase in diabetic control 28 patients, 25th EASDCongress, Lisbon, 1989
  • Austenat E, Stahl T, Glasmacher A:
    Langzeitergebnisse mit einer stündlich programmierbaren Insulinpumpe: Die Berlin- Freudenbergstudie Teil II, Akt. Endokr. Stoffw. 9, 1988, 114
  • Rottmann M, Austenat E, Weber B:
    Erfolgreiche CSII-Behandlung bei Misserfolg intensivierter (IIT) nach dem Basis-Bolus-Konzept (BBK), Akt. Endokr. Stoffw. 9, 1988, 113
  • Austenat E, Stahl T:
    Die kontinuierliche subkutane Insulin-Infusion mit der HTron Hoechst, Akt. Endokr. Stoffw. 10, 1988, 42-48
  • Austenat E:
    Insulintherapie mit dem Basis-Bolus-Konzept, Münch. med. Wschr. 130, 1988, 76-79
  • Austenat E, Reinhold M:
    Stoffwechseleinstellungen bei Diabetes mellitus unter Nachtklinikbedingungen. In: Verhaltensmedizin und Diabetes mellitus (Hrgs. Strian F, Hölzl R und Haslbeck M), Springer Berlin - New York, 1988
  • Austenat E:
    Stoffwechseleinstellungen bei Diabetes mellitus unter ambulanten spezialisierten Tag-Nacht-Kontrollen, Therapiewoche 36,1986, 4541-3551
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter:
    Klinisches Wörterbuch (Hrgs. Pschyrembel), Walter de Gruyter Berlin - New York, 255. Auflage, 1986
  • Austenat E, Schräder W:
    Die ambulante Behandlung des Diabetes mellitus - Auswertung von Routinedaten der Gesetzlichen Krankenkassen, IGES Berlin, 1985
  • Wissenschaftliche Beratung:
    Farbatlas zum Diabetes mellitus (Hrgs. Bloom A, Ireland J), Walter de Gruyter Berlin - New York, 1984
  • Austenat E, Rolle F-J und Puçalka K:
    Erfahrungen mit der kontinuierlichen Insulininfusion beim Coma und Praecoma diabeticum, Dt. Gesundh.-Wesen 34,1979, 827-831
  • Austenat E, Ilius A und Rahn A:
    Ein Bericht über eine Peritonealdialyse beim beginnenden akuten Nierenversagen im hyperosmolaren, nicht - ketoazidotischen Coma diabeticum, Dt. Gesundh.- Wesen 32 ,1977, 2321-2324
  • Austenat E, Krüger B und Szdzuy D:
    Additive Farbmischungen bei zerebralen Subtraktionsangiogrammen, Rad. diagn. 18,1977 , 517-525