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These Young engineers and managers highly value exemplary corporate leadership.

The German Leadership Award is an initiative of alumni of Collège des Ingénieurs (CDI), Paris, Munich, Torino. The award is presented annually in Baden-Baden by the non-profit German Leadership Award Association since 2014.

The corporate culture of the German economy is based on growing values and characteristics. However, their sustainability must be placed in the global environment to the test. The German Leadership Award is here a stimulator; it recognizes outstanding examples of modern management in German companies.

German Corporate Culture in Transition

Generation Y (Millennials) demands a deeper sense of corporate culture, work-life balance and creative space for self-discovery.

Award Winner 2016:

Leadership means, to be deeply embedded to your employees.

CEO of Infineon Technologies AG (2010 – 2012), Chairman of the OSRAM Licht AG and OSRAM GmbH Supervisory Board, winner of the German Leadership Award 2016

Erich Harsch

CEO of dm-drogerie markt, Karlsruhe; Awardee of the German Leadership Award 2014

“Mankind is not the source, but rather the object of economic activities. Our goal is to promote creativity and freedom of the individual. We have to ask ourselves, ‘How can personal freedom produce peaceful co-existence?’”

Prof. Thomas Edig

Chief Human Resources Officer Volkswagen AG, Stuttgart; Keynote Speaker German Leadership Award 2014

“I’m deeply convinced that leadership must be more direct and personal, less technocratic, closer to people, closer to business and closer to customers.“

Dr. phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller

CEO and Managing Partner of TRUMPF GMBH + Co. KG, Ditzingen

“Success cannot be achieved at any costs. Effective leadership means saying ‘yes’ to employee-driven projects which may require long-term commitment rather than a short-term return on Investment. Effective leadership also means the freedom to fail – but not too often of course“

Prof. Philippe Mahrer

Directeur Collège des Ingénieurs, Paris, Munich, Turin

“We have to grow beyond mere technical culture – which nonetheless must be very solid -, to permit the emergence of something more fundamental in the personality “

„Il faut aller au-delà de la culture technique – qui doit néanmoins être très solide – pour faire émerger quelque chose de plus fondamental dans la personnalité.“