Markus Jerger is a Swiss/German entrepreneur and member of the board of
influential associations, think tanks and entrepreneurial alliances.


The Jerger family’s business history dates back to 1866 and includes the industrial manufacturing of clocks and time measure instruments, the development and licensing of patents, trademarks, distribution rights, and the construction, restoration and reconstruction of properties of historic significance, some dating back to the 10th Century. 

Director General, Der Mittelstand. BVMW

As the Director General he manages and operates the BVMW Association and its foundation and is acting Co-President of CEA-PME a global network of 960.000 associated members in Germany and 2.1 million companies in Europe with 35 European alliance partners, 37 alliances in Germany and 11 partner associations in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Jerger oversees 410 representative offices word wide with some 500 staff/partners operating in 104 countries.

The BVMW association is the largest voluntarily organised and cross-sectoral economic interest group for the German small and medium enterprises (‘Mittelstand’)

Co-President, European Entrepreneurs (CEA-PME)

EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURS (CEA-PME), the European Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in Brussels. CEA-PME (Confédération Européenne des Associations de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) is the largest confederation of voluntarily associated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The business federation counts 25 European associations among its members, with more than 2.1 million enterprises, employing over 16 million people. It maintains relationships with 11 partner associations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Markus Jerger benefits of a very diverse, high quality person-to-person network across the globe.

He held leadership positions and exclusive partnerships with the International Olympic Committee, the Kempinski Hotels & Resorts Group and was member of the supervisory board of prestigious and renowned LaTour Private Medical Group in Switzerland.

He is a visiting professor for ‘Leadership and Entrepreneurship’ and Co-Chairman of the SME ACADEMY COUNCIL of UNECON State University of Economics of Saint Petersburg. In 2010 Markus Jerger was member of the executive committee of the European Group of THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION.

Markus Jerger is a member of ACATECH GESELLSCHAFTSPOLITISCHER BEIRAT, an advisory think tank of the DEUTSCHE AKADEMIE DER TECHNIKWISSENSCHAFTEN.

Other board positions include :

Chairman of the board of STIFTUNG DEUTSCHER MITTELSTAND.

Deputy Secretary General and member of the board of SME ALLIANCE for AFRICA

Speaker of the MITTELSTANDSALLIANZ (PDF)

Honorary member of AMBASSADORS CLUB OF GERMANY eV., the association of foreign ambassadors accredited in Germany.



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