Rebecca Stromeyer (née Badde) is the Managing Director and Founder of the media company ICWE GmbH, as well as a co-founder and co-owner of ICEF GmbH (since 1991), the recognized global leader in international student recruitment. She is the Founder of eLearning Africa and Chair of the charity East Trust, which focuses on technology enhanced learning and training in Africa. She is Founder and the Conference Chair of OEB Global, the leading global cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training.
| Rebecca grew up in an international environment. She holds dual German and Australian nationality, was born in Kuwait and spent most of her formative years in different countries in the Middle East, the longest time spent in Lebanon. She studied Slavonic Studies, Comparative Literature, Business Administration and Media Studies in Berlin, Moscow and the UK. This background provided the basis for her first successful exhibition series on languages and multiculturalism, which have been organized in a number of European cities such as Berlin, Budapest, London, Warsaw, Moscow and Prague since 1988. Rebecca has 19 years of Director-level experience in communications and events in the education sector. Over the last one and a half decades, she has organized international events and campaigns related to ICT education and training, languages and the media in all parts of the world. Rebecca co-launched the flagship conference of the OEB Global conference series in 1995 and has played a leading role in the conference series’ ongoing success. The annual conference is regarded as the key networking event of the international e-learning industry, which brings together 2300+ experts and practitioners from 80+ countries. She launched ONLINE EDUCA MADRID, first held in 2000, expanded the palette to the Spanish-speaking e-learning community. She has organized events on the same topics in Singapore and Korea and has professional experience in more than 70 countries across the world. She has initiated many of her own events and has also been a strategic advisor to international organizations, governments, higher education institutions, industry associations and businesses.
She founded eLearning Africa in 2005 which has taken place in Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Accra, Dakar, Lusaka, Dar es Salaam, Cotonou, Windhoek, Kampala, Cairo and Port Louis. The conference is attended by over 1200 delegates looking at innovative solutions for learning, skills development and training in all sectors.
Rebecca is an advisor to the eLearning industry body ELIG and Vice-Chair of the Board of the Global Business School Network. Between 2010 and 2014 she was a board member of the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network, which has 120 affiliates in 80 countries. She is an advisory member to the Drucker Foundation in Europe.
Since 2016 Rebecca has been named as one of the top ten global 100 eLearning movers and shakers. Besides her expertise in technology for education and training, she also has a broad experience in the international higher education sector. Rebecca is bilingual in English and German, fluent in French and Russian and basic conversational Italian and Arabic.