Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kluge


Foundation Board Chairman

Council Member


From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Jürgen Kluge was chairman, CEO and labor director at Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in Duisburg, Germany. He became an independent consultant for Kluge & Partner in September 2012.

Prior to Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, Kluge spent 25 years with McKinsey & Company, Inc. in Düsseldorf. From 1999 to 2006, he managed the firm’s German and Austrian offices. He concentrated his efforts in the automotive, mechanical engineering, electronics, utilities and telecommunications industries. Kluge was also a long-standing member of the Shareholder Council, the firm’s international executive committee.

Kluge is a member of numerous advisory boards including Schmitz Cargobull AG (chairman) and Fastems Oy Ab, the Little Scientists’ House Foundation, the Innogy Foundation for Energy and Society, and the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications. He is also a senior advisor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, operating out of Frankfurt and London, and a member of the Global Advisory Council, Bank of America, NY.

Kluge holds a Ph.D. in experimental physics and is honorary professor of mechanical engineering at Technical University Darmstadt in Germany. He is a member of the board of trustees of Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and is Honorary Consul of Finland for North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatine. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kluge is a member of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and as of January 2016 became the Chairman of the Foundation for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.