Markus Jerger is a Swiss-German entrepreneur and member of the board of companies, associations, think tanks, private + public alliances and academic institutions.

The Jerger family’s history in business dates back to 1866 and includes the industrial manufacturing and invention of alarm 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 as corporate headquarters, residences, hotels and leisure resorts. Today, the activities also include the strategic management and supervision of global associations and B2B network organizations.



Executive Chairman
The German Mittelstand Association (BVMW)
Der Mittelstand Bundesverband BVMW e.V.

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

As the highest ranking executive Markus Jerger operates the global network of all BVMW Association activities and its foundation – a network of 960.000 associated members in Germany of 37 national alliances in Germany and 11 partner associations in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, GCC – regions and New Zealand. The BVMW operates some 400 offices word-wide with some 500 staff/partners.



Co-President
European Entrepreneurs (CEA-PME)
Confédération Européenne des Associations de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises

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.



Vice-president
International SME Network Association (INSME)

Small and Medium Enterprises – INSME, INTERNATIONAL SME NETWORK 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. INSME can count on the support of 64 Members from 34 different countries. The Network is a facilitator for the creation of public-private partnership, a gateway to innovation good practices for the support of SMEs and entrepreneurship and a catalyst of information on opportunities, latest trends and insights on innovation, SMEs, technology transfer and entrepreneurship.



Other current board positions :

Member of ACATECH GESELLSCHAFTSPOLITISCHER BEIRAT, the advisory think tank of DEUTSCHE AKADEMIE DER TECHNIKWISSENSCHAFTEN.


Member of the Board of Trustees StiftungLesen


Chairman of the Board
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHER MITTELSTAND
(German Mittelstand Foundation)


Chairman
FEDERAL ECONOMIC SENATE OF THE GERMAN MITTELSTAND
(BVMW BUNDESWIRTSCHAFTSSENAT)


Deputy Secretary General and Member of the Board
ALLIANCE for AFRICA


Speaker of the Board
MITTELSTANDSALLIANZ (PDF)


Honorary member
AMBASSADORS CLUB OF GERMANY




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