About Catalyst Berlin Legal, Finance & Partnerships Lead Nina Schermer

Nina Schermer

Legal, finance and partnerships

Nina Schermer is our resident legal and finance buff. After spending many years abroad, she returned to Berlin, her beloved home city, and joined the Catalyst team in 2018. A fantastic troubleshooter, Nina supports our students with payment queries and is responsible for our institute’s legal matters. In her Partnerships & Collaborations role, she is also constantly working to expand our network, connecting us with valuable, like-minded companies and events. 

With a background in film – both in production and the financial and administrative sides of development – Nina is right at home in our creative community. Nina says she wanted to work in a “change-making organisation that has a positive vision and impact on our future” – and she certainly found that at Catalyst. Helping our community to thrive, break boundaries and identify new opportunities is what she most enjoys about her job.

Tickle Nina with the right beat and she finds it impossible to sit still. She loves experimental and innovative underground music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and highly danceable tunes with “happy and funky vibes!” One of Nina’s all-time favourite bands is The Make Up. You’ll also find the likes of Altin Gün, Nick Waterhouse, Jacco Gardner, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Tame Impala on her current playlist.