Date of Birth:

22 November 1937 (in Berlin)

Present Position/ Profession:

Founder and Honorary Chairman of Roland Berger GmbH

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Roland Berger Foundation 


1956 Abitur at Humanistisches Neues Gymnasium in Nürnberg 
1958 – 1962
Diploma in Business Administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich



1967 – 2003 CEO of Roland Berger, Strategy Consultants
2003 – 2010 Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Roland Berger Holding GmBH
2010 – Present Honorary Chairman, Roland Berger Holding GmBH

Special Duties:

1999 – 2015 Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Finland in Bavaria and Thuringia

Other Activities:

2000 – Present Honorary Professor for General Business Administration and Management Consulting at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg
2002 – Present Business Advisory Council of the State Premier of Saxony-Anhalt
2007 – 2014
Member of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens of the European Commission
2012 – Present
Member of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations 


Member of Supervisory Boards and Advisory Councils:

  • Fresenius Management SE, Bad Homburg
  • Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Bad Homburg (Chairman of the Audit committee)
  • Schuler AG, Göppingen
  • Geox S.p.A., Biadene di Montebelluna (Italy)
  • Rocket Internet SE
  • Miller Buckfire, New York (USA)
  • China Minsheng Investment, Shanghai (China)
  • Advisory Council of INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France
  • International Advisory Council Bocconi University in Milan, Italy
  • Chairman of the Business Advisory Council of Deutsche Welle
  • Business Advisory Council of the Goethe Institute
  • Board of Trustees of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, London
  • Vice-Chair Europe of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Washington, D.C.
  • Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society


Orders of Merit:

1991 Order of Merit of the Free State of Bavaria
1995 State Medal for Special Services to the Bavarian Economy
2001 Order of Merit (1st Class) of the Federal Republic of Germany
2006 Italian Knight Commander's Cross awarded by the Italian State President
2006 Knight of the Order of the Lion of Finland awarded by the Finnish State President
2007 Grand Decoration in Silver of the Austrian Republic
2012 Medal for Special Services to Bavaria in a United Europe



2000 Carl S. Sloane Excellence in Management Consulting Award by the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) in New York, USA
2008 Prize for Understanding and Tolerance, Jewish Museum Berlin

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