Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH
Peter Jungen, currently Chairman of Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, is co-founder resp. investor in numerous start-ups in Europe and in the US, including Idealo GmbH, the leading German comparison shopping platform. Mr. Jungen is Founding President of Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland (BAND) as well as resp. Co-Founder and President (2001-2004) of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN). He is also a founding Board member of the China Business Angels Network (CBAN) and a member of the New York Angels. He is a member of the Advisory Council, Deutsche Bank AG, and Board member of the New York Philharmonic. He is also a Board member of the “Center for Global Economic Governance” and Honorary Chairman of the “Center on Capitalism and Society,” both of Columbia University. Mr. Jungen is a Member of the Board of the Friedrich von Hayek Institute and a member of the International Josef Schumpeter Society and the Mont Pelerin Society. He is also Chairman of Project Syndicate and Governing Board Member of the “Institute for New Economic Thinking” (INET). He is Chairman of the Board of the MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network and a former member of the Presidency of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The leading German business magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” named him as one of the 100 most important personalities who shape the future of the “New Economy.” In August 1999 he was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz) by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.