Peter is the managing director of the Free Private Cities Foundation. He leads the operational management of the foundation, with oversight over project delivery, communications and finance
Peter is interested in the Austrian School of Economics and bitcoin, and has partnered with businesses operating in these fields, including Austrian wealth management firm Incrementum AG, online Austrian Economics learning platform Saifedean.com and bitcoin technology company Blockstream.
Before joining the Free Private Cities Foundation, Peter spent most of his career based in Beijing supporting trade links between the UK and China.
Director of Operations
Jan is the Director of Operations for the Free Private Cities Foundation. He manages daily operations and leads the Foundation’s projects.
Head of Creative and Events
Lena is a graphic designer with a talent for organization. Lena has a strong background in visual and print design amongst her other artistic skills. She has also worked previously in project management and executive assistant roles, planning and organizing meetings, budgeting, task management and other office administration duties.
Juan D. Estevez
Juan D. studies political science at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Born and raised in socialist Bolivia, he currently lives in Germany, where he co-founded and chairs the Frankfurt Students for Liberty. He is Campus Ambassador of the Foundation for Economic Education and Young Affiliate at the Network for Constitutional Economics and Social Philosophy.
He worked as an intern at the Prometheus Institute in Berlin and the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. He writes regularly for Der Freydenker and the Hayek Institute.
Advisory Board Member
Dr Titus Gebel is the inventor of the Free Private Cities concept and CEO of TIPOLIS Corporation.
He is a serial entrepreneur with a doctorate in law who has founded a number of companies, including multinational energy and resources group Deutsche Rohstoff AG. In 2015, Titus resigned as CEO of Deutsche Rohstoff to devote himself entirely to his new project: Free Private Cities.
Titus wants to create an entirely new product in the “market of living together” which aims to fast-track economic and societal progress. His new enterprise, TIPOLIS, focusses on the practical side of Free Private Cities implementation by partnering commercially with trade zones and city authorities around the world.
In his book, Free Private Cities: Making Governments Compete For You, Titus discusses the principles of Free Private Cities as well as issues involved in their practical implementation.
Advisory Board Member
Marc-Felix Otto is a member of the Advisory Board for the Free Private Cities Foundation, having supported the idea of contract-based government for over 20 years and authored scientific articles on the topic of coercion together with Rahim.
He is a Partner at The Advisory House, a leading management consultancy to the energy industry in S/A/G.
Marc holds a PhD in Physics and lives with his wife and two sons in Switzerland.
Rahim Taghizadegan is the last Austrian economist of the Austrian School in the direct tradition and has been teaching at universities in Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Germany.
As one of the last Viennese polymaths, he is also a physicist (specialization in nuclear physics and complex systems), philosopher, investor and entrepreneur.
He has written more than a dozen books, some of them best-sellers, and is the founder of the private university Scholarium in Vienna, where the Austrian School is kept alive in its original interdisciplinary form of the Hayek- and Mises-Circles.
Rahim Taghizadegan was one of the first academic economists to understand and analyze the monetary nature of Bitcoin. He is originally from Iran, but has grown up in Austria and studied in Switzerland and the US.
The Free Private Cities Foundation has ambassadors around the world. Ambassadors act as local contacts. You can find our current ambassadors by clicking on the markers at the map or by looking at the list below.
|Aaron Koenig||Cancún, Mexico|
|Alexander R. Duerr||Heidelberg, Germany|
|Alexander Kreindler||New York, United States|
|Alexander Voss||Chicago, United States|
|Andrew Howard||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico|
|Benno Büeler||Windhoek, Namibia|
|Bruno Carlos||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Camilo de León||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Carlo Besenius||Luxembourg, Luxembourg|
|Carlos Pérez Jiménez||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Dr. Christian Hoffmann||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Christoph Heuermann||Panama City, Panama|
|Daniel Model||Triesen, Liechtenstein|
|Dirk Wagner||Mykolaiv, Ukraine|
|Ekhard Seeßelberg||Berlin, Germany|
|Francisco Litvay||Linz, Austria|
|Frank Karsten||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Frederik Roeder||Talinn, Estonia|
|Hartmut Sieper||Phoenix, Mauritius|
|Joe Quirk||Panama City, Panama|
|Joyce Brand||San Pedro Sula, Honduras|
|Dr. Karl Eckstein||Moscow, Russia|
|Kurt Hanson||Tokyo, Japan|
|Leon Siegmund||Valetta, Malta|
|Maciek Ziolkowski||Warsaw, Poland|
|Marco Wutzer||Medellín, Colombia|
|Marthinus Grobler||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Martin Durchschlag||Basel, Switzerland|
|Martin Klapper||Brisbane, Australia|
|Matthias Gertz||Döbeln, Germany|
|Michael J. Ulmer||Frankfurt, Germany|
|Michael Strong||Austin, United States|
|Moritz Wietersheim||Salzburg, Austria|
|Nobila Ouédraogo||Heidelberg, Germany|
|Nour Bou Malhab||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Olivier Roland||Dubai, UAE|
|Patrik Schumacher||London, UK|
|Pedro Dias||Lagarto, Brazil|
|Raphaël Lima||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Rodrigo Quercia||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Scott Forte||Portsmouth, USA|
|Sebastian Chalupa||Toronto, Canada|
|Sebastian Grell||Hamburg, Germany|
|Sonja Prstec||Zug, Switzerland|