Michael H. Kramarsch is founder and Managing Partner of the hkp /// group - an independent advisory firm for performance- , talent- and compensation management with more than 80 people and offices in Frankfurt, Zurich and Amsterdam working globally with their clients.
He is a passionate entrepreneur and executive advisor. He also founded Merlin Beratungs-und Beteiligungs GmbH to found and invest in related business activities e.g. European Center for Board Efficiency GmbH. Michael also recently initiated the blog Future-of-HR.com.
Michael H. Kramarsch was a named specialty expert for German regulatory bodies as Governmental Commission on Corporate Governance (2001) and The Government Commission German Corporate Governance Code (2012-2016). He is founding member and Co-Chair of the German Association of Independent Compensation Consultants (VUVB) as well as member of the advisory board of HHL Center for Corporate Governance, Leipzig.
Head of Governance & Markets Top Executives and Equity Compensation
After years of work in different areas of responsibilities in the human resource management, Helmut Mannert now heads the “Governance & Markets Top Executives and Equity Compensation” department. He ranks as a proven expert for executive and senior management compensation, as well as for all equity topics and personnel development issues.
Dr. Elke Eller
Dr Elke Eller has been a member of the Executive Board as the TUI Group’s HR and Labour Director since 15 October 2015.
Prior to joining TUI AG, Dr Eller held various positions at Volkswagen, being part of the Executive Board at Volkswagen Financial Services AG from 2007 onwards. In 2012 she was appointed to the Management Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with responsibility for HR.
Before moving to industry, Dr Eller was responsible for various management functions at the German Public Services and Transport Union (ÖTV), the National Executive of the German Metalworkers’ Union (IGM), the Otto Brenner Foundation and the Hans Böckler Foundation. During that period she gained many years of experience as a member of various Supervisory Boards, including the Supervisory Boards of ThyssenKrupp and Volkswagen.
Dr Elke Eller studied economics and business management at Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from 1982 to 1987, graduating as an economist. In 2009 she started a post-graduate programme at Paderborn University and was awarded a doctorate in political science in 2013.
Prof. Dr. Christian Gärtner
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin GmbH
Prof. Dr. Christian Gärtner is a professor of business management with a focus on digital transformation & leadership at the Quadriga Hochschule Berlin.
After studying business administration and graduation in the human resources department, he worked as a consultant at Capgemini Consulting in Berlin, where he carried out projects in "Transformation Consulting" at several DAX-30 companies and abroad. Most of the customers were (and are) working in information and communication technology sectors.
In addition to research and teaching, Christian Gärtner has been active as an organizational consultant for medium-sized and large companies as well as associations for over 15 years. The focus topics are strategic organizational development and change management.
Vertical Media GmbH
Co-Founder and CEO
Mark Hoffmann is co-founder and CEO of the digital publisher Vertical Media GmbH in Berlin since 2010. The company's portfolio includes the online magazines “Gründerszene”, “NGIN Food”, “NGIN Mobility” and the english magazine “TheHeureka”.
Previously, he has been editor-in-chief at GameBizz as well as assistant to the CEO, TV moderator and chief editor at - among others – Turtle Entertainment, GIGA Digital and SponsorPay.
Dr. Rainer Zugehör
Dr. Rainer Zugehör studied economics and politics at the University of Trier, Germany. He was awarded a doctorate from the Max-Planck-Institute in Cologne. Dr. Zugehör began his professional career with Thyssen-Krupp and changed to a role in Management at AUDI. 2004 Zugehör founded JobTV which later became MovingIMAGE24. Out of the former WebTV-Technology grew a cloudbased Video-management gadget used by most German companies.
Quadriga Media Berlin
Dr. Michael Prochaska
ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
Vorstand für Personal und Recht
Dr. Michael Prochaska is the chief of human resources and legal at STIHL. Prochaska is a business psychologist and most recently worked at Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in Duisburg, where has was the director of group-wide HR and managing director of Haniel Academy since 2007. Previously, he worked for several years in a senior position in the HR department at the Linde Group in Munich and Wiesbaden. This followed six years as head of human resources and management development in the Dr. Ing H.C.. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart.