Hall of Fame

Business

  • Arthur GerigkDirector, Growth Marketing at Facebook, former CMO Rocket Internet SE

  • Dr. Ludwig Ensthaler | Director, GFC | Global Founders Capital, former Chief Economist Rocket Internet SE

  • Eleftherios Diakomichalis | VP Data Science & Engineering at SoundCloud

  • Gallus PesendorferFormer Head of Sotheby’s Cologne

  • Harald ChristEntrepreneur

  • Marcus Wachtmeister | BMW |Head of Government Affairs for BMW Group UK

Culture

  • Armin Maiwald | Father of the Sendung mit der Maus

  • Benedict Wells | Author

  • Boris Reitschuster |Journalist, author

  • Christoph Lieben-Seutter | General and Artistic Director of the Elbphilharmonie und Laeiszhalle Hamburg

  • Christopher Kloeble | Author

  • Dr. h.c. Charlotte Knobloch | Former President of Central Council of Jews in Germany (Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland), Vice President of the European Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress, President of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern

  • Dr. Martin Roth | Former Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

  • Rebekka Reinhard | Philosopher and author

  • Johann Lafer | Chef

Diplomacy

  • Dr. Andreas Prothmann | Former Head of Department for Economics at the German Embassy in the UK

  • Dr. Norman Walter | Head of Department for Economics at the German Embassy in the UK

  • Dr. Peter Ammon | Ambassador German Embassy in the UK

  • Georg Boomgaarden |Former Ambassador German Embassy in the UK

Media

  • Dunja Hayali | Journalist, ZDF television presenter

  • Dūzen Tekkal | German-Yazidi journalist and war reporter

  • Eric Friedler | Journalist, reporter, author

  • Julian Reichelt | Chief editor BILD

  • Kai Diekmann | Former chief editor of Bild

  • Rico Grimm | Krautreporter

  • Robert von Heusinger | Journalist, former Editor in Chief of DuMont-Verlagsgruppe

Politics

  • David McAllister | MEP (CDU)

  • Dr. Gregor Gysi | German MP (Die Linke) & attorney

  • Dr. Michael Worbs | UNESCO Ambassador

  • Gretchen Dutschke-Klotz | American author and student activist, widow of Rudi Dutschke

  • Joschka Fischer | Former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany

  • Marianne Birthler | German MP (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)

  • Michael Grosse-Brömer | German MP & Erster Parlamentarischer Geschäftsführer (CDU) & lawyer

  • Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach | German MP (SPD) and Professor health economics and epidemiology (University of Cologne)

  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert | 12th President of the Bundestag

  • Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger | Former German MP & Federal Minister of Justice of Germany

  • Yasmin Fahimi | State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (SPD)

Science

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Nolte | Historian, publicist, professor at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Brandt | Historian, professor

  • Prof. Dr. Reinhard Merkel | Professor in criminal law and philosophy of law at the University of Hamburg

  • Prof. John Efron | Professor of Jewish History at UC Berkeley

  • Prof. Nicholas Boyle | Schroeder Professor for German, University of Cambridge

  • Prof. Sir Richard J. Evans | Regius Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cambridge and President of Wolfson College