The reward for companies
Corporate members take part in the management education in Germany (CSR).
Through recruiting, internships, and project work corporate members gain access to MBA and MIM graduates, nationally and internationally.
Corporate members gain easier access to talent from abroad, especially from developing countries and emerging markets.
Corporate members have access to the business network of ESMT Berlin.
Corporate members may use both the ESMT Berlin Campus and ESMT Berlin Campus Schloss Gracht (for payment*) for their own purposes.
*subject to fiscal rules and regulations. As a registered non-profit association, the Friends are not permitted to grant monetary benefits.
The reward for individuals
Individual members take part in the “spirit” of both the Association and ESMT Berlin and enjoy their affiliation to the leading international business school in Germany.
The members actively contribute to ESMT’s distinction in the areas of corporate responsibility and corporate citizenship.
They may participate in the campus life of ESMT and are guests during social events at ESMT.
Regarding employment opportunities and access to knowledge, they benefit from the mutual support of the FRIENDS OF ESMT.
By supporting both ESMT and the Association conceptually, individual members may turn into ambassadors of the two.
Executives have repeated encounters with ESMT faculty and members of the Association, both at Schlossplatz 1 in Berlin and Schloss Gracht, and thus experience a “home away from home.”
Becoming the sponsor of a Fellow
The Kofi Annan Fellows of ESMT Berlin are studying at a business school. As a result, they are highly interested to familiarize themselves with the German labor system and to base their career decisions on the informed advice of practitioners from their host country. The same applies to their deliberations regarding future self-employment.
The Fellows are guests in Germany. The have to adjust to an environment that is entirely new to them and have to overcome barriers they did not necessarily expect. To make the transition easier, they need repeated discussions with people who have entrepreneurial experience or leadership experience in a company and can offer advice with respect to their career planning.
The FRIENDS OF ESMT highly appreciate men and women who are willing to take on the role of a mentor. To learn more, kindly contact
Prof. Dr. Wulff Plinke, Chairman of the Board of the Association.
Please support our work with your donation. With a donation to the Association you will help high-pontential students in developing countries who cannot afford to pay for a management education in Europe. The Association guarantees that your donation will be fully used for the purpose you indicate.
You may earmark your donation
for the Association as a whole for the Kofi Annan Fellowship Program for the Responsible Leadership Program for the work of the Kofi Annan Fellows Alumni Association
You may donate monthly or yearly amounts or make a lump-sum payment. Kindly use the adjacent form.
Should you have questions as to the transaction, Mrs. Sibylle Retschlag in the office of the Association, will be happy to help. She may be reached by telephone (+49 30 21231-1210) or mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org).