Prof. Dr. Lüder Gerken
Lüder Gerken is Chairman of the Board of the Centrum für Europäische Politik, Chairman of the Stiftung Ordnungspolitik, Chairman and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Stiftung.
After studying economics and law (Dr. rer. pol.; First State Examination in Law, Graduate Economist) Gerken led the Walter-Eucken-Institut in Freiburg im Breisgau from 1991 to 2001. He was awarded his professorship from the University of Bayreuth. He has been Chairman of the Stiftung Ordnungspolitik and Chairman and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Stiftung since 1999. From 2001 to 2004, Gerken was Chairman of the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft in Berlin. He has been Chairman of the Centrum für Europäische Politik since 2005.
Christoph Ehlers, LL.M.
Christoph Ehlers is a member of the Board of Directors of the Stiftung Ordnungspolitik.
After completing his studies in law and business studies in Constance and San Diego, Ehlers held several senior positions with the Commerzbank AG between 1983 and 1997. He is a qualified lawyer admitted to the German bar and since 1997 he operates as a business angel for the development of technology start-ups.
Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel
Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel has been Director of the Centre for European Policy and Professor of Economics at the BSP Business and Law School since October 2021.
Previously, he was Director and CEO of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics HWWI from 2014 to 2021 and Professor of Economics at the Hamburg School of Business and Administration HSBA from 2010 to 2021. After studying economics, he was awarded a doctorate for his thesis on the "Stabilisation Effects of Monetary Policy". After working as a research assistant at the University of Hamburg, he founded the consultancy EconView. In 2006, he moved to the HWWI, where, among other things, he participated several times in the so-called Joint Economic Forecast for the Federal Government. In 2009 and 2015, he spent research stays in the USA at the invitation of the U.S. State Department as part of the International Young Leader Program. He is also co-founder of the Hammerbrooklyn Digital Campus.