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Our gallery of honor

The VBKI has been helping to shape the future of Berlin for more than 130 years. During this time, numerous outstanding personalities have rendered outstanding services to the city and its people in the name of the VBKI. In this gallery you will find an overview of the honorary presidents and honorary members of the Association of Berlin Merchants and Industrialists.

Udo Marin

VBKI Managing Director 2000 to 2020,
Honorary Member since January 1, 2020

Klaus von der Heyde

President of the VBKI 1999-2011.
Honorary President since September 20, 2011

 

Dr. Wolf Wegener

Chairman of the Legal and Appeals Committee 1973-2003. Honorary member since August 28, 2003

 

Heinz von Tengg-Kobligk

Member of the Executive Board 1993-2001, honorary member since September 26, 2001

 

Dietmar Schiele

Member of the VBKI Executive Board 1986-1999, honorary member since January 12, 2001

 

Werner Sokolowski

Member of the VBKI Executive Board 1990-1999, honorary member since March 1, 1999

 

Dr. Hans Strathus

President of the VBKI 1984-1999.
Honorary President since March 1, 1999

 

Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog

Federal President 1994-1999, honorary member since October 6, 1999 

Ernst-August Pistor

2nd Vice President of the VBKI. Honorary member since January 26, 1996

Dr. Richard Freiherr von Weizsäcker

Federal President 1984-1994, honorary member since October 6, 1994

Joh. Friedrich Gerasch

Vice President of the VBKI 1972-1987, honorary member since May 17, 1985

 

Heinz Mohr

President of the VBKI 1966-1984, Honorary President since May 14, 1984

 

Max Pannenberg

Vice President of the VBKI 1968-1972, honorary member since October 31, 1979

 

Hans Sixtus

Vice President of the VBKI 1964-1968 and 1972-1976, honorary member since January 5, 1976

 

Fritz M. Tübke

Vice President of the VBKI 1960-1972, honorary member since June 20, 1972

 

Dr.-Ing. e.h. Jakob Dichter

President of the VBKI 1950-1966, Honorary President since July 5, 1966

 

Dr. Wilhelm Borner

President of the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Honorary member since May 11, 1965

Franz Amrehn

Mayor of Berlin. Honorary member since November 20, 1962

Fritz Berg

President of the Federation of German Industries. Honorary member since September 11, 1959

 

Willy Brandt

Governing Mayor of Berlin. Honorary member since September 11, 1959

Dr. Paul Hertz

1955-1961 Senator for Economics and Finance

Dr. Hermann Ehlers

President of the Bundestag. Dr. Ehlers inaugurated our clubhouse on September 25, 1954.

Dr.-Ing. e.h. Friedrich Spennrath

Former government building officer Honorary member since January 17, 1953

 

Prof. Dr. h.c. Ernst Reuter

Governing Mayor of Berlin. Honorary member since January 17, 1953

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. e.h. Ludwig Erhard

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs. Honorary member since January 17, 1953

Dr. Heinrich Vockel

The Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany in Berlin. Honorary member since June 14, 1952

 

Egon W. Lagerie

President of the VBKI 1948-1950, honorary member since 1950

 

Alexander Flinsch

President of the VBKI 1919-1933

 

Walter Waldschmidt

President of the VBKI 1912-1919

 

Emil Jacob

President of the VBKI 1901-1912

 

Ludwig Max Goldberger

President of the VBKI 1879-1901