Hall of Fame

Business

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

  • Eleftherios Diakomichalis | VP Data Science & Engineering at SoundCloud

  • Gallus PesendorferFormer Head of Sotheby’s Cologne

  • Harald ChristEntrepreneur

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

  • 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

  • Christopher Kloeble | Author

  • 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

  • Georg Boomgaarden |Former Ambassador 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

Media

  • Dūzen Tekkal | German-Yazidi journalist and war reporter

  • Eric Friedler | Journalist, reporter, author

  • Kai Diekmann | Former chief editor of Bild

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

Politics

  • David McAllister | MEP (CDU)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dr Michael Worbs | UNESCO Ambassador

  • Prof. 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

  • John Efron | Professor of Jewish History at UC Berkeley

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

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

  • Peter Brandt | Historian, professor

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

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