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Stephanie Wüst

Deputy Mayor
Stephanie Wüst is Deputy Mayor of the City of Frankfurt and Patron of Frankfurt Forward since 2021.


Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Roland Koch

ehemaliger Ministerpräsident des Landes Hessen
Roland Koch, ehemaliger Ministerpräsident des Landes Hessen, ist Botschafter von Frankfurt Forward.


Andreas Lukic

ValueNet Capital Partners
Andreas Lukic is founder and managing director of ValueNet-Capital-Partners GmbH, Frankfurt/Munich, a private investment and consulting company. Mr. Lukic is a member of several advisory boards, CEO of Business-Angels FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. and has been active as a business angel since 1999.

Annegret Reinhardt–Lehmann

Wirtschaftsinitiative FrankfurtRheinMain
Annegret Reinhardt-Lehmann is Managing Director of the trade association Wirtschaftsinitiative Frankfurt Rhein-Main since 2007, which has set itself the goal of positioning the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region.

Axel Hellmann

Eintracht Frankfurt
Axel Hellmann has been a member of the Management Board of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG since 2012.

Carlos Reiss

Hoesch & Partner GmbH
Carlos Reiss is co-founder of several companies, including Hoesch & Partner GmbH Versicherungsmakler (1983, Frankfurt), FOCUS Assetmanagement GmbH (1987, Munich), InsuranceCity AG together with Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (2000, Frankfurt), PrismaLife AG (2000, Liechtenstein), asuro GmbH (2015, Frankfurt).

Christian Weniger

signals Venture Capital
Christian Weniger is Managing Partner at signals Venture Capital, a €100 million fund that invests in tomorrow's technology-based market leaders.

Claudio Montanini

Marketing Club Frankfurt
Claudio Montanini is founder, partner and managing director of the communication agency PSM&W, which is based in Frankfurt.

Detlev Osterloh

IHK Frankfurt
Detlev Osterloh has been with the IHK Frankfurt am Main since 1996, initially in the legal department, and from 2001 as Managing Director responsible for Innovation and Environment.

Dr. Andreas Widl

Samson AG
In June 2013, Andreas Widl was appointed to the Executive Board of Samson AG, Frankfurt, as Chief Sales, Marketing and Strategy Officer and in April 2015 as Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Constantin H. Alsheimer

Mainova AG
Dr. Constantin H. Alsheimer is a member of the board of Mainova AG since January 2006

Dr. Markus Coenen

Süwag Energie AG
Dr. Markus Coenen is a member of the Management Board of Süwag Energie AG since January 2016.

Dr. Rainer Lampe

Transformation Partner
Dr. Rainer Lampe is founder and Managing Partner of Transformation Partner and Transformation Partner Executive Search.

Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt

Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH
Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt is Managing Director of the state-owned Hessen Economic Development Agency Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and HA Hessen Agentur GmbH. In addition, he is spokesman of the AG WFB and managing director of the national startup competition Science4Life.

Dr. Ulrich Raab

Nord-Micro GmbH & Co. OHG
Dr. Ulrich Raab is Chairman of the Management Board of Nord-Micro GmbH & Co. OHG, a company of the American UTC Group headquartered in Frankfurt Bergen-Enkheim, since 2006.

Eric Menges

President & CEO FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH
Eric Menges is a native of Frankfurt. As CEO & President of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH, he successfully markets the Frankfurt RhineMain region to potential investors worldwide with his team of 30 employees and 5 foreign offices. In doing so, he and his team have assisted over a thousand foreign companies with their investment in Frankfurt RhineMain.

Ertan Can

Multiple Capital
Ertan is founding partner of Multiple Capital, a new generation of fund of VC funds to enable diversified access to technology innovation.

Friedrich Avenarius

Attorney Friedrich Avenarius is since 2005 managing director of the regional district group in the Rhine Main area of HESSENMETALL and the office Rhine Main Taunus of the union of the hessian entrepreneur federations (VhU).

Gabriele Eick

Executive Communications
Gabriele Eick is owner of the management consultancy Executive Communications.

Hubertus Väth

Managing Director Frankfurt Main Finance
Hubertus Väth is the Founder of the NewMark Group and CEO of NewMark Finanzkommunikation GmbH, established in 1997 and specialized in market research, business consulting and financial communication. In 2008, Väth was appointed Managing Director of Frankfurt Main Finance, the Financial Centre initiative for Frankfurt and the leading Financial Centre in Germany and the Euro Zone.

Lucie Haß

Helaba Digital GmbH & Co. KG
Lucie Haß is Managing Director of Helaba Digital GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba).

Michael Kadow

House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM)
Michael Kadow is Managing Director at the House of Logistics and Mobility where he has set himself the task of establishing the company as an innovative platform for promoting the logistics and mobility industry.

Michael Müller

Fraport AG
Michael Müller is a member of the Executive Board and Labor Director of Fraport AG since October 2012. He is responsible for ground handling services, personnel services, internal auditing and central purchasing and construction contracting.

Paul Jörg Feldhoff

Feldhoff & Cie. GmbH
Paul Jörg Feldhoff started his career in banking and management consulting. At the age of 27, he founded his first company, from which today's 3F Group, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, grew. The group, which focuses on the real estate industry, includes the communications consultancy Feldhoff & Cie., the PropTech investor blackprintpartners and the executive search boutique Stoneset Partners.

Prof. Dr. Frank E.P. Dievernich

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Frank E.P. Dievernich is President of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Chairman of HAW Hessen and Professor of Organizational Consulting and Coaching.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Maas

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
Prof. Dr. Jochen Maas is head of Sanofi's German research and development site and a member of the global steering committee. He has many years of experience in R&D in the pharmaceutical sector. Apart from his global industrial activities he teaches pharmacology and pharmacokinetics at the Technical University of Central Hessen.

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Stieglitz

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Professor Nils Stieglitz is President and Managing Director of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Professor of Strategic Management and Organisational Design.

Rainer Hetzer

Continental AG
Rainer Hetzer began his professional career at Continental in Frankfurt am Main in 1992 after completing his law studies. In 1996, he moved to the USA for eight years, where he held several management positions. Back in Frankfurt in 2004, he assumed worldwide responsibility for Human Resources at Continental's Automotive Systems Division; since 2008, he has headed Human Relations at Continental's Chassis & Safety Division worldwide.


Christian W. Jakob

Christian W. Jakob is entrepreneur and fascinated by startups, new technologies and Smart Data.

Oliver Schwebel

Oliver Schwebel is Managing Director at Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt – Frankfurt Economic Development – GmbH.


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