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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.


Dr. Constantin H. Alsheimer

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

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).

Tim Berger

Eckes-Granini Group
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.

Dr. Markus Coenen

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

Prof. Dr. Frank E.P. Dievernich

Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Dr. Frank E.P. Dievernich is Chairman of the Board of the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main. Previously, he was President of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

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.

Geraldine Groß

Air Liquide Forschung & Entwicklung GmbH
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.

Axel Hellmann

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

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.

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.

Andreas Koch

Hagleitner Deutschland GmbH
As a trained mechanical engineer, authorised signatory and Country Manager of Hagleitner Deutschland GmbH, I have been responsible for approx. 200 employees in Germany for 1.5 years.

Julia Kranenberg

Fraport AG
Julia Kranenberg is Executive Vice President Human Resources & Ground Services/CHRO & COO Ground Handling at Fraport AG.

Dr. Judith Kölzer-Söding

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.

Dr. Rainer Lampe

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

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.

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.

Claudio Montanini

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

Dipl.-Ing. Mario Preis

Dipl.-Ing. Mario Preis Director of Technology and Digitalisation at DVS TECHNOLOGY AG Dietzenbach.

Mirjam Pütz

WM Group
Chairwoman of the Management Board of WM Group with 20 years of experience in the financial industry.

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.

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.

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).

Ansgar Roese

Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt GmbH
Ansgar Roese has been Managing Director of Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt am Main and Jury Chairman of Frankfurt Forward since the end of 2022.

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.

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.

Carolin Wagner

Station Frankfurt
Carolin Wagner is Co-Founder and Managing Director of STATION. The startup is the local news and networking platform, with a focus on startup news from FrankfurtRhineMain.

Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt

Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH
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.

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.

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.

Eva Wunsch-Weber

Frankfurter Volksbank eG
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.‍


Christian W. Jakob

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


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