Professor Jürgen Kluge

Professor Jürgen Kluge

Prof. Jürgen Kluge

Former Board Chairman of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH

Jürgen Kluge is an independent consultant with Kluge & Partner since September 2012, and senior advisor to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, operating out of Frankfurt and London. Kluge was chairman and CEO at Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in Duisburg from 2010 to 2012. Prior to Haniel, Kluge spent 25 years with McKinsey & Company, Inc. in Düsseldorf. From 1999 to 2006 he managed the firm’s German and Austrian offices, overseeing its efforts in the automotive, mechanical engineering, electronics, utilities and telecommunications industries. He was a long-standing member of the Shareholder Council, the firm’s international executive committee. Kluge is chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schmitz Cargobull AG, and a member of many other advisory boards including Fastems Oy Ab, Tampere/Finland, the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, the Little Scientists’ House Foundation, the RWE Foundation and the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications.

Kluge holds a Ph.D. in experimental physics and is honorary professor of mechanical engineering at the Technical University Darmstadt. He is a member of the board of trustees of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Honorary Consul of Finland for North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatine.