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Partners and donors

We thank our partners and alumni supporting ESMT chairs, centers, institutes, and fellowships, contributing to ESMT's academic excellence.

Supporters of our professorships

  • Deutsche Bank Professorship in Sustainable Finance

    Inauguration:   Details to follow soon.

    Chair: Details to follow soon.


    The Deutsche Bank Professorship in Sustainable Finance is the first chaired professorship within the FUTURIST Institute for Sustainable Transformation. It underpins the commitment of ESMT Berlin to promote economic growth while reducing pressure on the natural environment and taking Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into consideration. This professorship will examine incentives and risk-sharing options, providing important insights into future policy frameworks.

  • Deutsche Post DHL Chair

    Inauguration:  July 1, 2013

    Chair: Catalina Stefanescu-Cuntze, Professor of Management Science and Deutsche Post DHL Chair


    The Deutsche Post DHL Chair supports teaching, research, and publication focused on the design, analysis, application of statistical models, and methods for managerial decision-making. This encompasses topics such as revenue management, analytics, and competition in the era of the data-based economy.


  • Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development

    Inauguration:  May, 2011

    Chair: Matthew S. Bothner, Professor of Strategy and Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development


    As a founding partner, the Deutsche Telekom AG and ESMT Berlin have extensively collaborated to produce quality scientific research and practical knowledge transfer. The Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development addresses the measurement and consequences of status, social networks, and organizational design, with research and teaching that centers on agile leadership, ambidexterity, innovation, and the Matthew Effect. 

  • ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship

    Inauguration:  May 15, 2017

    Chair:  Henry Sauermann, Associate Professor of Strategy, ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Director of the Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance (IFEE)

    The ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship examines the role of human capital in science, innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as crowdfunding and crowd-based business models. Among others, research topics include the role of individuals’ ability, preferences, and structural constraints in shaping founding decisions or decisions to join new ventures as an early employee.

  • Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society

    Inauguration: February 6, 2019

    Chair: Gianluca Carnabuci, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society, and Associate Dean of Executive Education


    The chair’s aims to develop relevant scientific knowledge to help leaders act competently and responsibly. With emphasis on corporate responsibility, the chair’s research and teaching focuses on role of trust-based networks and leadership.

  • Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation

    Inauguration:  May 16, 2018

    Chair:  Linus Dahlander, Associate Professor of Strategy and Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation


    The Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation focuses on areas such as network dynamics, communities, and open and distributed innovation. Key and reoccurring themes of publications, teaching, and presentations include corporate management, entrepreneurship, and innovation for organizations.

  • Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science

    Inauguration:  June 15, 2016

    Chair: Tamer Boyaci, Professor of Management Science, Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science, and Director of Research


    The Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science aims to consolidate the interconnectedness of sustainability and profitability. It focuses on the development and application of concepts to solve managerial issues. With interdisciplinary approaches, the chair supports companies in making sustainable decisions.

  • Volkswagen Group Junior Chair for Diversity in Organizations

    Inauguration:   October 10, 2021

    Chair:  Tatiana LluentAssociate Professor of Strategy and Volkswagen Group Junior Chair for Diversity in Organizations


    The Volkswagen Group Junior Chair for Diversity in Organizations will center on social and organizational processes and examine how career advancement, compensation, and entrepreneurial activities differ across genders. Furthermore, the chair will explore mechanisms that create opportunities to reduce and overcome inequalities and highlight the benefits of diverse leadership teams.

Supporters of our centers

  • Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing (CFRA) supporting partners

    • Allianz SE
    • Daimler AG
    • Deloitte
    • Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
    • KPMG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft AG
    • Linde AG
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG 
    • Siemens AG
    • Stifftungsfonds Deutsche Bank im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V

    Read about CFRA

  • Center for Sustainable Business & Leadership (CSBL) supporting partners

    • Accenture
    • Adidas
    • BNP Paribas
    • Covestro
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Deutsche Telekom
    • E.ON
    • Enel
    • Evonik
    • H&M
    • ING
    • McDonald’s
    • McKesson
    • Merck
    • Orange
    • Osram
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Siemens 
    • UniCredit
    • Volkswagen

    Read about the CSBL

Supporters of our institutes

  • Digital Society Institute (DSI) supporting partners

    • Allianz SE
    • BASF SE
    • Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
    • Volkswagen AG

    Read about the DSI.

  • Hidden Champions Institute (HCI) supporting partners

    • BDI (Federation of German Industries)
    • Egon Zehnder
    • Knauf Gips KG
    • Marquard & Bahls
    • The Boston Consulting Group GmbH

    Read about the HCI

Supporters from our alumni network

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    Benedict Aicher

    Azer Aliyev

    Dilek Altin

    Iurie Ataman

    Fabian Bannasch

    Moneef Barakat

    Costina Barbu

    Lavinia Bauerochse

    Murat Bayrak

    Klaus Biehl

    Oliver Bilal

    Joachim Borgs

    Thomas Bornemann

    Stefano Breda

    Tobias Brendel

    Rene Brockhausen

    Peter Cichon

    Michael Clausecker

    Aaron Clobes

    Daniel Martin Cornejo

    Henrike Diers

    Andile Dlamini

    Dietmar Droste

  • E to L

    Galen Evans

    Dominik Felske

    Isabel Fleischer

    Simeon Franke

    Jacopo Gottlieb

    Catherine Halford Riera

    Oliver Hasse

    Ulrike Helbig

    Tim Holderer

    Rahul Jain

    Claudia Jandl

    Karthi Jayabalan

    Ralf Jödicke

    Jens Jorch

    Bernd Keller

    Robert Erik Klaassen

    Tereza Kubinova

    Martin Kupp

    Robert Libera

    Malte Lorenz

    Johannes Ludwig

    Stefan Lummert 

  • M to R

    Matthias Marzok

    Gerald Meckl

    Hardy Mehl

    Ulrich Merz

    Natalia Mylovanova

    Michael Nicodemus

    Philipp Dennis Niederhagen

    Shirish Pandit

    Jonathan Plamondon-Ratté

    Jens Reichel

    Dirk Reichmann

    Larissa Reinprecht

    Stefan Rentsch

    Roman Risken

  • S to Z

    Lennart Schulenburg

    Ulrich Strieder

    Hiroshi Takimoto

    Uta and Michael Tobai

    Giacomo Totis

    Samuel Tuke

    Jeroen Vanfraechem

    Camilo Vesga Mahecha

    Pratheet Vinjamur  

    Martin Walter

    Heinrich Weiss

    Hiltrud Werner

    Otger Wewers

    Daniel Worlikar

    Chia-Ju Yu

    Sigitas Zutautas