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Art and the future of the German economy

  Recently, I had the opportunity to talk about art and economy at the world market leaders’ summit, organised by Wirtschaftswoche. Below is a summary of the on-stage interview I did with Varinia Bernau and my main takeaways. First, we talked about my goals for the gallery. I want to give impulses to society and…
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How is digitalisation changing the world of work?

  Digitalisation is already all around us. It is a constant companion in every aspect of our lives – including the world of work. The consequences can be felt and seen everywhere you look: Machines are working hand in hand with humans, data is being processed and transferred in milliseconds, and with just a few…
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How has the role of supervisory boards changed over time?

  The following text is based on a speech I recently gave at the LMU München. The position of the supervisory board was established back in 1870 – however, I myself have been serving on supervisory boards for just over five years. Today, however, I will neither discuss the entire history, nor the short period…
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The opening of my art gallery

  It’s a new role in my life and a very exciting one: I am now officially a gallerist. On September 28th, I opened my art gallery in Kiel. We had three fabulous opening days with great guests and a lot of interesting discussions, which attest to my idea that art and business are enriching…
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Europe does not mean giving up your homeland

  Diversity is Europe’s strength. That is why we have to discuss arguments and different solutions. We need to develop a common European identity. This text was first published on Handelsblatt online. Europe is diverse. It is a history; it is a utopia. It is a great collection of cultures, a community that is powerful…
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Can Europe do better?

Yes, it can – but only when it becomes a truly united Europe, without separate countries, governments and attitudes on critical topics like climate change! The German newspaper Handelsblatt recently launched a series of articles, in which German managers and celebrities explain why Europe is important to them. All of these articles are currently being…
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Starting my very own podcast: “How to Run an Art Gallery”

  Art has always been very important for me, but when it came to choosing my career path, I decided on a more sensible course: finance. After a very successful and exciting corporate career, I am very happy that my new activities as a supervisory board member for five companies and a consultant still leave…
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As low as it gets: a target number of zero women on the executive board

  The new AllBright Report (www.allbright-stiftung.de) has just been released, and states – once again – that Germany’s 160 public companies continue to have virtually no women on their executive boards. And that’s not all: “Numerous supervisory boards have set themselves the goal of ‘zero women’ on the executive board.” When I first read this,…
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My impulse lecture at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

  Here is a translation of the impulse lecture, which I gave during a discussion meeting on the eve of International Women’s Day at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy:   Dear Minister Altmaier, Ladies and Gentlemen, Todays “#Strong women Strong Economy” – it has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? And…
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What the CFO of tomorrow will look like

Bean counting was yesterday: in the future, the challenge for CFOs will be to transform data into information – and communicate that information effectively. The period between Christmas and the New Year is a time for considering the future and making plans for the coming year. Among other things, I asked myself what the tasks…
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