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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.


Clarissa Alfrink

Clarissa Alfrink is the managing director of UNStudio Germany, the German branch of the international architecture firm UNStudio, which is based in Amsterdam. The company is one of the leading architecture firms with more than 350 colleagues worldwide. In this role, she is responsible for the development & implementation of the company's growth strategy as well as the general management of the office and the DACH projects.

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).

Jürgen Bilo

Continental / co-pace
Since July 2017, he has been responsible for Continental's startup organization - co-pace GmbH - as Managing Director. This is where partnerships and minority investments in start-ups are implemented.‍

Emmanuelle Bitton-Glaab

Grayling Deutschland
Emmanuelle Bitton-Glaab, a German-French national, is CEO of Grayling Germany and its public affairs boutique Advice Partners, based in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.

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
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.

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.

Julia Kranenberg

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

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.

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

Jörg Schaub

Wirtschaftsinitiative FrankfurtRheinMain
Schaub has been a member of the management board of Wirtschaftsinitiative FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. since 2007.

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

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
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.‍

Alexander von Maillot

Nestlé Deutschland
Alexander von Millot, 1972, is an experienced manager with a long career at Nestlé. Since 1995, he has worked for Nestlé in various positions in nine different countries, speaking six languages.


Christian W. Jakob

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


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