Executive board and management

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes

Chairman of the Board

Born in 1939, Prof. Hennerkes has been dealing exclusively with this type of enterprise for over 40 years and is considered to be one of the leading experts in the field of family businesses. He established the Foundation for Family Businesses in 2002.

Prof. Hennerkes has written numerous papers on the different problems facing family businesses and is the author of what is widely regarded as the standard reference work on this subject in German (Die Familie und ihr Unternehmen, [The Family Enterprise]).

Executive Board Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer

Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer

Member of the Executive Board

Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer was born in 1958 and is a partner at the law firm Hennerkes, Kirchdoerfer & Lorz in Stuttgart. He is an honorary professor at Witten/Herdecke University and has been active on the foundation’s Advisory Board for many years.

Stefan Heidbreder

Stefan Heidbreder

Managing Director

Since completing a degree in business administration, Stefan Heidbreder (born 1967) has worked for leading family businesses in a management or advisory capacity.

In 2005 he became Managing Director of the Foundation for Family Businesses.

Stefan Heidbreder also represents the interests of the family businesses in various national and international bodies. He has a number of teaching positions, including at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. He is married and has two children.
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