is a Swiss-German entrepreneur who has founded several companies and serves as a board member for various firms, organizations, and academic institutions. Additionally, he is involved in think tanks and public-private partnerships. He has presided and overseen leading global business and entrepreneurial communities, comprising over 2.4 million members in more than 120 countries. Having four decades of experience in the industry, he has established a distinctive and highly-regarded global network embracing all spheres of the economy, politics, and society.
The Jerger family’s business history stretches back five generations to 1866, encompassing the creation and mass production of alarm clocks and time measuring instruments. Their enterprise has flourished across 80 countries and 5 continents, engrossing all aspects of business, such as material procurement, transport and logistics, vocational training, manufacturing, and trading. In 1990, the business diversified into licensing patents, trademarks, and exclusive distribution rights, as well as property development and the restoration of historic estates, residences, hotels, and resorts.
European Entrepreneurs Association (CEA-PME)
EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURS (CEA-PME), the European Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Brussels, is the largest voluntary association of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It has 27 European member federations representing more than 2.4 million enterprises employing more than 16 million people. It has links with 11 partner federations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Former Executive Chairman
BVMW Federal Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of Germany
From January 2017 to July 2023, Markus Jerger was the Executive Chairman of the Board of the Federal Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of Germany (DER MITTELSTAND.BVMW), the largest voluntary and cross-sectoral economic interest group for small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany. As the highest ranking executive, Markus Jerger oversaw the global network of over 960,000 associated members in Germany. The organisation has 400 offices around the world with around 500 experts, associates and partners.
FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD
INSME THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SMEs
The International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises – INSME is a legally recognized not-for-profit association working under the auspices of the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The Association gathers innovation and technology transfer stakeholders including governmental bodies, international organizations, NGOs, business support organizations, chambers of commerce on an international scale. As of March 2023, INSME can count on the support of 64 Members from 34 different countries.
OTHER NON-EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS
Member of the Advisory Board
AMBASSADORS CLUB OF GERMANY