Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath studied economics and sinology in Cologne. Since 1992 he has been a professor with a focus on institutional economics, economic cultural research and Chinese economics in...

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Helga Penders

Helga Penders has been a secretary since September 2019 at the Chair of: Leadership and Dynamics in Family Businesses, Organisation and Development of Business Families, Family Business Law, and Corporate...

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Jennifer Tiedemann

Jennifer Tiedemann joined the team of the Witten Institute for Family Businesses (WIFU) Foundation in July 2019. Her responsibilities include the planning, coordination and support of the foundation's events as...

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Riccardo Keßler

Riccardo Keßler studied sociology and philosophy at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena from 2007-2011 and graduated in 2014 with a master's degree in sociology with a focus on family sociology. Afterwards...

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Dr. Ruth Orenstrat

Ruth Orenstrat, who joined the management team of the Witten Institute for Family Business ("WIFU") in May 2019, is primarily responsible for the Institute's internal and external communication management as...

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Dr. Trung Quang Dinh

Dr Trung Dinh gained his Master of Science in International Business at the University of Akureyri (Iceland). His Master’s thesis examined the instruments of business finance and credit agencies. His...

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Dr. Ann Sophie Löhde

Ann Sophie Löhde gained her dual degree (Master of Science in Management and International MBA) at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar and at the University...

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Kristin Beer, M.A.

Kristin Beer is Research Fellow at the Chair of Organisation and Development of Business Families since 2020. She has been a doctoral scholarship holder at the WIFU Foundation from November...

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