Jonas implements strategic transformation in media, governance and social-profit enterprise as co-founder, communicator and consultant.
Jonas has served on the digital strategy team at ARD Online and the founding team at Beyond Platforms Initiative. Previously, he built the voice assistant team at BR and served as a senior advisor in their news division, focused on AI-driven journalism and digital transformation. In this role, Jonas reinvented BR Next as a company-wide innovation community and blog. He also served on the steering group of Eurovision News Monitoring and the European Recommendation Box at the EBU.
Jonas founded bozi consulting and serves as its Managing Director. The work with his clients in the U.S. and Germany centers on strategic implementation of communications and marketing. Previously, he worked with safari consulting. Educated at universities in Heidelberg (Germany), Stellenbosch (South Africa) and Yale, he brings a uniquely global sensibility to all his projects. Jonas has consulted for a wide range of organizations, including a digital media project in Germany's culture & creative pilots program.
A regular speaker on digital strategy and the ethics of transformative innovation, Jonas has presented at premier media and tech industry conferences across Europe. Beyond the media and tech industry, he engages civil society organizations, as well as governance and educational institutions on the social impacts of technology and the ethics of digital communication. He has moderated panels at industry conferences and served as an expert on panels in German and English.
As a research fellow at the Center for Media Ethics and Digital Society (zem::dg), Jonas studies the digital transformation of the public sphere and ethical implications of technological disruptions. He completed his PhD at the Munich School of Philosophy, co-edited academic volumes, published peer-reviewed chapters and articles, and co-hosted conferences. For several years, Jonas taught in the transformation studies program at the YMCA University of Applied Sciences.
As a co-founding board member of Wikwiheba and Executive Director of its U.S. branch, he has worked for over a decade with German, American and Rwandan partners, donors, volunteers and churches to support youth in Rwanda with nutrition, school stipends, vocational training, health insurance, business grants, energy and water infrastructure, community art and agriculture projects in over a dozen locations. In high school, Jonas co-founded Coburg's youth council and a regional association of school presidents. He has served as patron to the School Without Racism project at Rupprecht Gymnasium in Munich.
Jonas co-founded Forum.eu, a journalistic platform using translation technology to offer Europeans access to premium articles from across the continent in their own language. He co-founded The Lighthouse Group, a global consulting group working on the shifting shapes of governance and media and co-hosted the Global Louisiana Thinking Group, delivering a strategic report on global economic engagement for the Louisiana Governor's Office. In high school, Jonas co-founded a public ride-sharing platform on social media and the event management firm Eventgarde hosting community events for students.
For years, Jonas preached at Peace Church, an English-speaking church community from over 25 nations in Munich. There, he also consulted in the development of sunday - urban christian life, an unconventional church experience. Jonas has served on the jury of the Bavarian Lutheran Church's innovation fund and advised on digital strategy in its church-wide transformation process. He recruited and led volunteers to prototype a religion news aggregator.
He co-authored Wer's Glaubt, Wird Selig (2013) and published several academic books and articles. Jonas has translated a children's book series on global issues and works as a bilingual journalist, manager and strategist based in Kansas City.