Patrons

The GSB's Executive MBA program at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in Germany.
One of the most important goals of the executive and management education at the GSB is to develop the participants into responsible leaders who are able to successfully fulfill leadership tasks responsibly for the employees, the company, society and the environment. In this context, the tradition of electing class patrons was also formed.

Each year, the graduates of an EMBA class select a personality from business, science or politics as the cohorts patron, with whom they can particularly identify and who represents the identity of their cohort.
With the patronage, the personality assumes the patronage for the respective year and should serve the alumni as a role model and inspiration for their future leadership and management tasks.

The following persons have assumed patronage of the Executive MBA program for the classes successfully completed to date:

NameAcademic Year
Prof. Dr. Marbod Muff
1st Academic Year
Chairman of the Board InnoNet HealthEconomy e.V., former Member of the Executive Board Boehringer Ingelheim
1st Academic Year
Dr. Friedhelm Plogmann
2nd Academic Year
Former Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors Landesbank Rheinland-Palatinate
2nd Academic Year
Dr. Klaus Kremper
4th Academic Year
Managing Partner of Particon Industrie Holding GmbH
4th Academic Year
Manfred Maus
5th Academic Year
Chairman of the Cologne Diocesan Group of the Federation of Catholic Entrepreneurs (BKU), founder of OBI
5th Academic Year
Annette Schavan
6th Academic Year
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Heilige Stuhl, former Federal Minister of Education and Research
6th Academic Year
Rainer Brüderle
8th Academic Year
Former Federal Minister of Economics and Technology
8th Academic Year
Christian Boehringer
9th Academic Year
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Boehringer Ingelheim
9th Academic Year
Karl-Friedrich Stracke
10th Academic Year
President Automotive Engineering Engineering Magna Steyr AG & Co KG
10th Academic Year
Eveline Lemke
11th Academic Year
Consultant, thinker and guide in the circular economy MdL, former Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate
11th Academic Year
Klaus Kaldemorgen
12th Academic Year
Fondmanager, DWS, Frankfurt
12th Academic Year
Dr. Jörg Kukies
13th Academic Year
State Secretary, Federal Chancellery
13th Academic Year
Malu Dreyer
14th Academic Year
Prime Minister Rhineland-Palatinate
14th Academic Year
Dr. Matthias Fritton
15th Academic Year
Executive Vice President of Deutsche Börse AG
15th Academic Year
Simone Menne
15th Academic Year
Former member of the Executive Board of Boehringer Ingelheim
15th Academic Year
Christian Lindner MdB
16th Academic Year
Chairman of the Free Democratic Party in Germany and the leader of the liberal parliamentary group in the German Bundestag
16th Academic Year
Michael Ebling
17th Academic Year
Lord Mayor of the State Capital Mainz
17th Academic Year
Susanne Veltins
18th Academic Year
Brewery owner C.& A. VELTINS GmbH & Co. KG
18th Academic Year
Federal President (ret.) Joachim Gauck
19th Academic Year
Federal President (ret.)
19th Academic Year
Dr. Falko Hagebölling
20th Academic Year
Head of Development Operations, Member of the Executive Board IVU Traffic Technologies AG
20th Academic Year