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Annual Forum program 2022

 June 23, 2022

1:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Breakout sessions (parallel sessions of 40 minutes each)

  • Employer of the future – Jan Malte Jeddeloh, Master in Management candidate, ESMT Berlin
  • Responsible finance – Per Olsson, Professor of Accounting, ESMT Berlin
  • Analytics for sustainability – Catalina Stefanescu-Cuntze, Professor of Management Science, ESMT Berlin

3:30 p.m.

Coffee break

4:10 p.m.


  • Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT Berlin

4:15 p.m.

Greeting from the Governing Mayor of Berlin

  • Franziska Giffey, Governing Mayor of Berlin (virtual)

4:20 p.m.

Welcoming address: Transformation in the automobile industry 

  • Ola Källenius, Chair of the Board of Management, Mercedes-Benz Group AG, and Chair of ESMT Foundation Board of Trustees

4:30 p.m.

Setting the stage – Moderated Q&A 

  • Dr. Roland Busch, CEO, Siemens AG

Moderator: Astrid Frohloff, TV moderator, journalist, and consultant

4:50 p.m.

Panel: Leadership and innovation for sustainable business

  • Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG
  • Christian Klein, CEO, SAP SE
  • Heyo K. Kroemer, Professor and CEO, Charité
  • Eric Quintane, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, ESMT Berlin

Moderator: Monika Jones, Deutsche Welle

5:30 p.m.


6:00 p.m.

Moderated discussion: Science challenges business – business challenges science “How can sustainable transformation work?" (TBC)

6:20 p.m.

Panel: The framework for change 

  • Werner Baumann, CEO, Bayer AG
  • Björn Killmer, Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC 
  • Emma Marcegaglia, Chair and CEO, Marcegaglia Holding
  • Amparo Moraleda, Non-Executive Director of Airbus Group SE, CaixaBank, Solvay SA, and Vodafone Plc

Moderator: Monika Jones, Deutsche Welle

7:00 p.m.


  • Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks

7:20 p.m.

Closing remarks 

  • Lars-Hendrik Röller, Professor of Economics, ESMT Berlin

7:30 p.m.

Networking reception