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Founders and benefactors

ESMT Berlin was founded in 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. Over the years, companies have merged, and further organizations have joined the ESMT Foundation as benefactors. The commitment of this group continues to motivate us and enjoin our outstanding academic performance.

  • Airbus Group
  • Allianz SE
  • Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK)
  • Axel Springer SE
  • Bayer AG
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände e.V.
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  • DHL Group
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • E.ON SE
  • HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank AG
  • KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Mercedes-Benz Group AG
  • Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • RWE AG
  • SAP SE
  • Siemens AG
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • thyssenkrupp AG

*Gazprom Germania GmbH is not a founder of ESMT Berlin, but joined the ESMT Foundation as a benefactor in 2008. Given current events, we at ESMT explicitly distance ourselves from Russian government-affiliated enterprises, including Gazprom.