Shareholders / Supervisory Board

Shareholder
Dr. Arend Oetker
Dr. Arend Oetker is Managing Partner of Dr. Arend Oetker Holding GmbH & Co. KG. In addition he is President of the German Council on Foreign Relations and Honorary Member of the Presidential Board of the Confederation of German Industry e.V. (BDI). From 1998 through 2013 he was President of the Donors‘ Association for the Promotion of Sciences in Germany.
Shareholder
Ludwig Fresenius
Ludwig Fresenius continues the long tradition of education and science of his family as entrepreneur and great-great-grandson of Carl Remigius Fresenius, the founder of the Laboratory Science School from which Hochschule Fresenius (Fresenius University) evolved. The former sole shareholder of Institut Fresenius is Honorary President of Fresenius University.
Supervisory Board

Chairman

Hermann Kögler

Hermann Kögler is a Business Management Graduate and has many years of management experience in industry in the fields controlling/finance, for instance at Thyssen- and E.ON group. From January 2004 through June 2016 he was Director of COGNOS AG and acted as its Board Spokesman from July 2011.

Deputy Chairman

Ludwig Fresenius

Ludwig Fresenius continues the long tradition of education and science of his family as entrepreneur and great-great-grandson of Carl Remigius Fresenius, the founder of the Laboratory Science School from which Hochschule Fresenius (Fresenius University) evolved. The former sole shareholder of Institut Fresenius is Honorary President of Fresenius University.

Prof. Dr. Marcus Pradel

Prof. Dr. Marcus Pradel war von 2011-2017 als Vorstand der COGNOS AG zuständig für die Bereiche Management & Design, Internationales sowie New Business. Er ist seit 2003 Professor für Management, Marketing und Medienwirtschaft an der Hochschule Fresenius. Dort war er zudem zwölf Jahre lang Vizepräsident für den Bereich Hochschulentwicklung und International Business Development. Als Vorsitzender Geschäftsführer verantwortete er die Gründung verschiedener Betreibergesellschaften der Hochschule für die Standorte Köln, Hamburg, München. Düsseldorf, Berlin und New York. Seit 2017 ist Prof. Dr. Marcus Pradel Ehrensenator der Hochschule Fresenius.

Dr. Pierre Gerckens

Dr. Pierre Gerckens is publisher, editor-in-chief and media manager. He was Chairman of the Managing Board of Handelsblatt GmbH and Südkurier Group and Managing Director of publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH. In addition he was Vice President of the Federal Association of German Newspaper Publishers (BDZV) as well as Chairman of the Administrative Board of publishing group Handelsblatt GmbH. At present he edits the Tagesspiegel newspaper in Berlin.

Dr. Arend Oetker

Dr. Arend Oetker is Managing Partner of Dr. Arend Oetker Holding GmbH & Co. KG. In addition he is President of the German Council on Foreign Relations and Honorary Member of the Presidential Board of the Confederation of German Industry e.V. (BDI). From 1998 through 2013 he was President of the Donors‘ Association for the Promotion of Sciences in Germany.

Johanna Oetker

Johanna Oetker studied German literature and linguistics, Romance literature and linguistics, and history in Berlin und Aix-en-Provence. After attaining a Master’s degree she worked in dramaturgy at various opera houses in and outside of Europe. She has also gained varied and extensive international experience through her involvement in the companies and participating interests of Dr. Arend Oetker Holding GmbH in the food industry and and various corporate bodies.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz Kaspar

Professor Dr. Dr. Franz Kaspar is Chairman of the Administrative Board of Josefsgesellschaft (JG Group. rehabilitation provider and hospital operator).

Torsten Steinhaus

Torsten Steinhaus is an attorney-at-law and tax consultant at Steinhaus & Prof. Dr. Griesar.