The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees supervises and advises both, the Organisationsforum Wirtschaftskongress gGmbH (OfW), the organiser of the World Business Dialogue, and the OSCAR GmbH. Due to the inherent short lived nature of OfW employees the Board of Trustees brings the necessary constancy to oversee and plan long-term developments.

Current Members

Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge

Director and Managing Director EWI

University of Cologne

Dr. Nils Daecke

Corporate Vice President Digital Business Development 

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Dr. Vera-Carina Elter

CHRO and responsible for Family Businesses


Pascal Finette

Co-Founder & Chief Heretic

be radical LLC

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Axel Freimuth


University of Cologne

Prof. Dr. Sylvia Heuchemer

Vice President for Teaching and Studies 

TH Köln

Prof. Dr. Thomas Jäger

Chair for International Politics and Foreign Policy

University of Cologne

Andreas Liedtke

Managing Director & Senior Partner 

BCG AG (Switzerland)

Prof. Dr. Claudia Loebbecke

M.B.A. – Department of Media and Technology Management

University of Cologne

Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels

Departmet of Economics

University of Cologne

Dirk Olufs

Chief Information Officer

DHL Express

Viviane Papa

Leiterin HR & Talent Management

Evonik Industries AG

Dr. Nils Reich

Executive Board and Chief P&C Office

AXA Konzern AG

Thomas Sattelberger

Former Member of the German parliament 

Deutscher Bundestag

Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schradin

Department of Risk Management and Insurance

University of Cologne

Marc Wagner

Senior Vice President

Servicefield-Lead Employee Experience

Atruvia AG

Prof. Dr. Ulrich W. Thonemann

Dean of the Faculty of Economics Management and Social Sciences 

University of Cologne


Nikolaus Valerius

Chief Executive Officer

RWE Generation

Honorary Members

Heiko Hutmacher


Hatter Advisory

Christian Rast

Chair of the Supervisory Board