Brigitte Mohn

Board Member Bertelsmann Stiftung & Chair of the Board of Trustees, German Stroke Foundation

Change Makers – Towards a sustainable future!

Brigitte Mohn, Board Member Bertelsmann Stiftung (c) Bertelsmann Stiftung Jan Voth
Brigitte Mohn, Board Member Bertelsmann Stiftung (c) Bertelsmann Stiftung Jan Voth



Brigitte Mohn is a member of the Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the German Stroke Foundation. Her career has included positions with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy; Bantam, Doubleday and Dell Publishing in New York; McKinsey in Hamburg; and Pixelpark in Switzerland.

From 2001 to 2014 she has served as Chair of the German Stroke Foundation’s Executive Board. After this, she assumed the Chair for the Board of Trustees of the Stroke Foundation. She has been heading the Health Program at the Bertelsmann Stiftung since 2001 and has been a Board Member of this foundation since 2005.

Within the lifetime of her work in the Bertelsmann Stiftung she co-founded the social businesses e. g. “Phineo” and “Weisse Liste”. In the area of Impact Investing, she was actively involved in the establishment of the independent Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG, 2015), a successor of former G8 Taskforce for Social Impact Investment under UK presidency.

Aside from her duties with the German Stroke Foundation and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Brigitte Mohn is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Bertelsmann Management SE, the Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and a member of the Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbh.

Brigitte Mohn believes in supporting innovative and young entrepreneurs – in doing this, she also contributed to establish a start-up ecosystem in her home region Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Germany. Furthermore Brigitte Mohn is an active early stage investor. Aligned with her strong commitment to social innovation, her own company supports start-ups to pursue their social and sustainable driven missions.


Change makers: Start-up Entrepreneurs from around the Globe standing for Sustainability & Social Innovation


  • Brigitte Mohn, Board Member Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
  • Sebastian Borek, CEO und Co-Founder, Founders Foundation, Berlin
  • Amit Pradhan, Executive Chairman, Rainfall, New Delhi
  • Peter Schelstraete, Co-Founder & CEO, Ubuntoo – The Environmental Solutions Platform, Atlanta / Amsterdam
  • Philipp von der Wippel, Managing Director, ProjectTogether, Berlin
  • Marcel Huber, Syncraft Eco Powerplants, Schwaz & Osaka

Chaired by: Andreas Altmann, Rector, MCI


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