Mr. Widemann has lived and worked internationally for most of his life. Born in Germany, he was an international student in the UK and Nigeria. He returned to the UK to study at the University of Sussex in Brighton. After finishing his BA in Economics and MA in Environment, Development and Policy, he set up and ran a small educational charity that functioned back in Nigeria. He worked as an Assistant Registrar at University College London for six years, before moving to Hanoi, Vietnam to work as a university counsellor at the British Vietnamese International School, where he initiated and developed university counselling. Mr. Widemann is an avid tri-athlete, who loves to explore the mountains around the city on bike.