After studying tourism and hotel management, Banu Ersoy headed up the department for events, conferences, and exclusive rentals at Robinson Club GmbH, where she served as business and incentives manager. She then built on her managerial experience in the United States, working as a head of department for the Hilton hotel chain. Her stamina and endurance are thanks in part to yoga, Pilates, and CrossFit, all of which kept her in top form – even while planning of the event center at Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch Frankfurt and during her time as managing director of Action Forum Praterinsel GmbH in Munich. She developed a taste for business when the German branch of Halat was founded – one of the most important Turkish event agencies, where she held the position of managing partner for many years. In this role, she also became acquainted with her current partner, Therese Rehm, whose work she valued greatly. In Therese, Banu discovered a friendly partner who complemented her in every way. It was only logical that they would then decide to go into business together with LOCAL HERO.
Born in Munich, Therese Rehm has been active in the events industry for around 12 years. After working for a period in Hamburg and qualifying as an event manager, she soon went on to gain managerial experience with companies such as a large event agency in her home city, revealing a flair for business. Doing justice to her talent, she then established an independent agency, Rehmotion GmbH, which she directed for four years as managing partner. As a project manager, she has organized events of all sizes and formats during her career. There is nothing she hasn’t seen, including major public events with more than 200,000 visitors. When duty calls, she can even manage to stay awake for four days while managing to keep a cool head. To relax, she takes her dog out for walks and chats with friends over a home-cooked meal and a good bottle of wine. Incidentally, this is a pastime she shares with Banu Ersoy, with whom she has managed various projects over the years. The pair soon discovered that they were a perfect match for each other. The result was the creation of LOCAL HERO.