Schloss Ehreshoven

Exclusive Tutorial 2014

The fourth Exclusive Tutorial (Privatissimum) for (young) Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisers took place in June at Castle Ehreshoven close to Cologne. Speaker of the two-day intensive seminar included Dr. Hans Michael Gaul, member of the Siemens AG advisory board, the former  Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BP Europa SE, Wilhelm Bonse-Geuking, as well as Professor Dr. Peter May, Chair of the German Commission Governance Code for family owned businesses.

“Leading in Science”

Working closely with the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation, the Helmholtz Association and the University of Heidelberg the Hanns Martin Schleyer Foundation hosted the 10th Symposium for Higher Education Reform. Prof. Klaus Schweinsberg moderated the kick-off event at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of the Sciences. On the topic of ‘Leading in Science – Is success in science also a question of Leadership? Klaus Schweinsberg discussed with Hildegard Müller, Director General of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel, Rector of the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Dr. Horst Nasko, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Heinz Nixdorf Foundation and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek (picture on the right), President Helmholtz Association. (Picture copyright:

Cyber Security Summit 2013

Cyber Security Summit 2013

The second Cyber Security Summit on 11 November 2013 where 130 top managers from mayor German corporations and leading politicians from Germany, Austria and Switzerland gathered was partnered by the Centre of Strategy and High Leadership. Among the speakers and panellists were EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, the former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak (picture), Germany’s Federal Minister of Justice, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Howard A. Schmidt, the former cyber security adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, the Austrian Federal Minister for the Interior, the Deputy General Secretary of the OECD, Yves Leterme and Telekom-CEO René Obermann. Professor Schweinsberg chaired the conference.

24 Hours – Today. Tonight. Tomorrow.

At the annual “24 Hours” conference top managers from all over the world met by invitation of René Obermann, CEO Deutsche Telekom. Among the guests was Anshu Jain, CO-CEO of Deutschen Bank. As in previous years Klaus Schweinsberg moderated the event.

Leadership in Times of Uncertainty

Klaus Schweinsberg shared the stage with Rüdiger Grube, CEO of Deutsche Bahn, at the DEUTSCHE BAHN AG Leadership Forum and spoke about „Leadership in Times of Uncertainty“. Strategy and leadership in an internationally oriented state-owned company was discussed in intense dialogue with the top management.