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Alumni network

Welcome to our alumni network

With over 9,000 business professionals in our exclusive alumni network, we encourage our alumni to make the most of our community by taking advantage of the many opportunities to attend and enrich their personal and professional lives as well as benefitting from the rewarding opportunities to contribute and share while building value for us all.

Get involved and stay connected

ESMT Community

ESMT Community is our community platform where you can keep in touch with the alumni chapters, clubs, and current students. Become a part of ESMT Community now and receive the latest school updates, read about interesting initiatives, and have access to all alumni events.

ESMT Community

Alumni chapters

Alumni chapters refer to regional segments of the alumni network, which provide a platform for alumni in the same city or region to connect, run events, and support professional networking and development. To join your local chapter, please log into your account on ESMT Community. 

Join your local Chapter

Alumni club

Alumni clubs are alumni groups based on special shared interest in a specific topic, industry, or sector. To join an existing club or start a new one, please log into your account on ESMT Community. 

Join Alumni Club

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council supports the development of the alumni network and, together with the alumni relations office, serves as a bridge between the ESMT alumni and the school’s management. The Alumni Council helps lead key initiatives and drives volunteer activities. If you'd like to know more or become a part of Alumni Council, please contact

Alumni chapters

Our key alumni chapters are located in Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Rhein Ruhr, and Stuttgart), India, Russia (Moscow), South East Asia, Switzerland, Türkiye, the United Kingdom (London) and the United States of America (East coast and West coast).

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Alumni awards

Every year, ESMT recognizes exceptional contributions made by alumni in their profession or in the community. Alumni awards are rewarded to extraordinary graduates whose accomplishments serve as an inspiration and elevate the reputation and standing of ESMT and who encourage continued commitment and service to ESMT and its alumni community. 

Alumni Leadership Award

This award honors alumni who have exhibited extraordinary leadership in their professional journey, volunteerism, mentorship, or philanthropy. Recipients of this award are individuals who have made significant impacts and inspired others through their leadership qualities and dedication to their communities. They serve as role models for current and future generations of alumni, inspiring them to make positive contributions to society and excel in their chosen paths.

Previous winners:

  • 2019 - Peter Minev
  • 2018 - Hiltrud Dorothea Werner 
  • 2017 - Alexander Kudlich 
  • 2016 - Oliver Engels 
  • 2015 - Willibald Meixner 

Alumni Award for Service to the School

This award honors alumni who have made significant contributions to the alumni network through their volunteer engagement, mentorship, teaching and overall involvement in the ESMT Community. Recipients of this award have demonstrated a deep commitment to giving back to their school and enriching the experiences of current students and fellow alumni. Their selfless efforts help to strengthen the bond between alumni and their alma mater, ensuring the continued success and growth of the school.

Previous winners: 

  • 2018 - Alexander Trost and Annette Malmann
  • 2017 - Niels Madsen 
  • 2016 - Claudia Donzelmann 
  • 2015 - Philipp Dennis Niederhagen 
  • 2014 - Santiago Remón

Alumni Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

This award honors alumni who have demonstrated entrepreneurial excellence either through founding their own companies or supporting other entrepreneurial endeavors as investors. Recipients of this award have exhibited exceptional vision, creativity, resilience, and leadership in the world of entrepreneurship. Their accomplishments inspire and empower others to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, driving innovation, economic growth, and job creation in their communities and beyond.

Alumni Social Impact Award

This award honors alumni who have displayed profound contributions to the society either through social entrepreneurship or non-profit initiatives. Recipients of this award have demonstrated a deep commitment to addressing pressing social issues and improving the lives of others through innovative and sustainable solutions. Their efforts serve as inspiring examples of how alumni can leverage their skills, resources, and networks to make meaningful contributions to the betterment of society.

Alumni voices

Anna Wannhoff
Alumni voices

"ESMT Berlin is a strong community, where everyone feels comfortable and safe in developing and sharing ideas, embracing each other as innovative leaders, and supporting each other in critical moments of growth".

Anna Wannhoff, MIM 2022

Leave your legacy


You can support the alumni network today! Leave a footprint and contribute to our talented network of students by donating, volunteering or partnering with us.

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Your donation is tax-deductible under German law, and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt. If you are not located in Germany, your donation may still be tax-deductible. We recommend you check with a local tax professional for further details.

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Compliance with data protection is a high priority at ESMT. For more detailed information regarding data protection and data security for online donations, please refer to the document below. 


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Jovana Panić

Head of Alumni Relations

Margo Kriger

Alumni and Rankings Data Manager

ESMT Community

Sign up to the ESMT Community portal to connect with fellow alumni. On the portal, you can find information about upcoming events, share job openings, post news, and more.

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