Juri is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Cosmonauts & Kings – a Berlin-based startup for data-driven political communication and campaigning. He started as Campaign Coordinator for South Germany in Chancellor Merkels 2013 campaign. Afterwards he went on to manage the german-speaking digital communications for the European elections campaign of President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels. For two years Juri was Head of Berlin office for the Campaigning Bureau, a Vienna-based consultancy specializing in mobilization before co-founding Cosmonauts& Kings. He holds a B.A in Politics& Public Management from Zeppelin University, Germany and spent an additional research year at American University, Washington D.C.
On an ongoing, volunteer basis Juri trains young political activists with the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, U.S Aid and the International Republican Institute across the world.