The people behind Peng! are hard working and highly professional. The inner core is small, but there are more than 100 people in the extended network, having all kinds of backgrounds: science, media, politics, art, craft, public service. We also hire external specialists to work with on specific campaigns.
Maria works for a major international publishing house that should not be named here. She is quick in thought, elegant in gestures, romantic in morals and deep in eye-to-eye looks. Instead of finishing her business degree at the University of Alabama Business School, she chose to invest her time into repeated public humiliation of the local Ku Klux Klan. When they finally dissolved, she migrated to Europe and landed up in Berlin heading up the Peng! Division on bureacracy. She is also an excellent cook of Mongolian cuisine.
James is a former spy who joined us through the Intelexit program. He is believed to be the brains behind many of the current surveillance technologies being used to monitor the activities of intelligence agencies in several repressive regimes. Not one for appearing in public, or answering questions directly, James keeps a low profile, and commutes into Berlin daily from a gherkin farm in Brandenburg.
Alex always tries to look funny but keeps laughing at inadequate moments. Heavily identifying with his ADHD diagnosis, he likes to use Peng´s own disruption tactics in internal meetings, creating strategic disturbances when the team discussion is too focused. He mainly lives off grandmas who believe he is their forgotten nephew and for rough times, he has a part time job at a local newspaper. We all know that if Peng were to crumble, he would be the last one standing, holding the pistol.
Frank has no pronoun and prefers to use pen and paper rather than verbal communication where possible. Because Frank sleeps for only 45 minutes a day, Frank is able to hold down several jobs at leading corporations while remaining a dedicated mole for Peng! Before joining the collective, Frank studied marine biology and dedicated 10 years to raising funds and establishing a sea life centre for retired show dolphins in Thailand.