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Fabian Nuen - Fair Observer. Munich, Germany, DE

Fabian Nuen

Founder and Chief Operating Officer | Fair Observer

Munich, Germany, GERMANY

The Gardner of News: Fair Observer's CEO cuts through the global media landscape to ensure that a broad range of narratives are represented





What is Fair Observer °




As Fair Observer’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fabian Neuen brings analytical rigor, attention to detail and implementation experience to the team. He focuses on internal operations, marketing strategy and business development while overseeing website development.

Fabian has had a glittering professional and academic career. He has worked in strategy consulting, investment banking, venture capital and the German Air Force. He was on the Dean’s List for his MBA class at INSEAD, was a distinguished student at WHU Koblenz and named one of Siemens’ Global Top Talents. At Siemens he was also promoted to be amongst the company’s youngest managers world-wide.

Fabian’s experience as a business leader includes extensive work on information technology and telecommunications projects in Europe and emerging markets, including India and China. He has a proven track record of harnessing the best out of diverse teams and consistently over-delivering on strategic projects such as post-merger integrations for information technology companies in Europe, setting up Chinese operations for Siemens Metals Division and setting up Siemens Engineering Division in India.

Fabian met and worked with Atul Singh, Founder & Fair Observer's Editor-in-Chief, at Wharton. They began discussing business ideas, and Fabian resigned from Siemens when Atul came up with the idea for Fair Observer.

During his military service, Fabian worked as a journalist and was dissatisfied with the global media landscape that did not place sufficient value on understanding different markets and cultures in an increasingly globalized world. He realized that Fair Observer could emerge as a potent platform for challenging flawed assumptions, exploring influential ideas, fostering cross-cultural communication and engaging a new generation of global citizens.

Fabian has always been fascinated by the media and the impact of narratives in various societies. He is convinced that there are invariably many perspectives and numerous narratives in the world we live in, and it is important to consider a broad range of them. Furthermore, Fabian actively conducts research in the field of business ethics and enterpreneurship.

Industry Expertise (9)

Management Consulting


International Trade and Development

Social Media

Media - Online


VC and Private Equity

International Affairs

Corporate Leadership

Areas of Expertise (8)

Global Business Development

Global Finance

Policy Analysis

International Business

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

European Politics and Culture

New Venture Development

Global Partnerships

Accomplishments (3)

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer – Fair Observer (professional)

Fair Observer is a multimedia, multidisciplinary, multinational platform that provides analysis of issues, events, and trends of global significance. Fair Observer brings clarity to the complex and dynamic world we live in. Our aim is to provide a platform for voices from different disciplines, various philosophies and many parts of the world. Our goal is to give you a 360° view of the world, with a plurality of perspectives, with diversity and debate, and with the story behind the story.

Siemens Global Top Talent (professional)

Recognized as Global Top Talent at Siemens (top 0.5%) Became one of the youngest managers world-wide (age of 28)

Awardee of German Silicon Valley Accelerator (professional)

GSVA selects the most five promising startups with German operations to enable them to experience Silicon Valley

Education (4)

INSEAD: MBA, Business Administration 2009

Dean's List

Wharton: MBA (non-degree), Business Administration 2009

Wharton-INSEAD exchange program

WHU / Otto Beisheim School: MSc, Business Administration 2004

magna cum laude

Audencia Nantes: MSc (non-degree), Business Administration 2002

exchange agreement between WHU and Audencia

Affiliations (7)

  • Wharton
  • WHU
  • Biller Ventures
  • twago
  • Siemens

Event Appearances (10)

NGO Management and Social Entrepreneurship

Willy Brandt School of Public Policy Speaker Series  Erfurt, German


Fair Observer Within the News Media Landscape

German Silicon Valley Accelerator Event Series  Sunnyvale, California


Changing the paradigm of the media industry

MIT Global Startup Workshop  Istanbul, Turkey


Fair Observer as alternative to The Economist

INSEAD Europe Alumni Event  Munich, Germany


Large scale media innovations

WHU SenseAbility Conference  Koblenz, Germany


The next big media thing?

World Business Dialogue  Cologne, Germany


Make sense of the world

CAP Lecture Series  Munich, Germany


Becoming an entrepreneur

Maastricht Entrepreneurship Week  Maastricht, The Netherlands


Media & democracy

HackDemocracy  Brussels, Belgium


Future of Journalism

German Journalism School (DJS)  Munich, Germany


Sample Talks (1)

NGO Management and Social Entrepreneurship

In this presentation, Fabian will talk about the emergence of Fair Observer, their strategies and challenges. Within this context, he will outline some insights as to what young entrepreneurs need to keep in mind, and the lessons he and the team at Fair Observer have learned about the processes of entrepreneurship, including both success-stories and challenges.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


0 to 2500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee