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).
Tim Berger is CEO of the Eckes-Granini Group, the European market leader for branded fruit juice beverages. Born in Hamburg, he was previously Vice President of the Consumer Product Division at L'Oreal, where he was responsible for business in Western Europe. For L'Oreal, he also served as CEO in Peru and as General Manager for Thailand, Laos and Cambodia as well as Marketing Director for Germany.
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.
Geraldine Groß has 20 years of professional experience in large and small companies in the B2B sector (automotive supplier, photovoltaics and chemicals) after a French-German double diploma in business administration.
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.
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.
Dr Judith Kölzer-Söding is the founder and managing director of Lebenswerk², an investment company based in Frankfurt/Main. Previously, she worked as a private equity investor for funds of CVC Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs in London and Frankfurt.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt (MBA) is Managing Director of the state-owned economic development agency Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and HA Hessen Agentur GmbH. He is also spokesman of the WFB working group and managing director of the national start-up competition Science4Life.
After studying business administration at the University of Mannheim and a subsequent trainee programme at Commerzbank, she began working at Frankfurter Volksbank in 1993. She has been a member of the bank's Board of Managing Directors since July 2008 and Chairwoman of the Board since 2012. Frankfurter Volksbank Rhein/Main sees itself as a partner to its members and customers in the private and commercial sectors.