Hall of Fame

During the last decade, the LSEsu German Society had the honor of welcoming the following individuals representing German culture, politics and business. Pictures of the events can be found in our media archive.

  • Speaker

  • Title*

  • Year

  • Willy Bogner
  • CEO, Bogner; Olympic Skier; Film Producer
  • 2002
  • Edelgard Bulmahn
  • Former Minister for Education and Research
  • 2006
  • Thomas de Maizière
  • Chief of Staff and Head of the German Federal Chancellery
  • 2006
  • Alexander Dibelius
  • Head of Germany and Eastern Europe, Goldman Sachs
  • 2004, 2010, 2011
  • Heinz Otto Dürr
  • Chairman, Dürr AG, former CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG and AEG AG
  • 2011
  • Hans Eichel
  • Former German Minister of Finance
  • 2011
  • Klaus Ernst
  • Head of DIE LINKE (Socialist Party)
  • 2010
  • Joschka Fischer**
  • German Foreign Minister
  • 2004
  • Joachim Gauck
  • Former Head of the Stasi Files Releasing Agency
  • 2004
  • Thomas Gottschalk
  • TV Host
  • 2002
  • Andrew Gowers
  • Chief Editor, Financial Times
  • 2005
  • Jürgen Großmann
  • CEO RWE
  • 2008
  • Peter Gruss
  • President, Max-Planck Society
  • 2006
  • Gregor Gysi
  • Chair of Die Linke, Left Party
  • 2008
  • Jens Hofman
  • Managing Director Finance Group, Goldman Sachs
  • 2007
  • Carsten Kengeter
  • Partner and Co-Head of FICC Distribution Europe, Goldman Sachs
  • 2005
  • Jürgen Kluge
  • Head, McKinsey Germany
  • 2004
  • Berthold Kohler
  • Editor Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)
  • 2009
  • Otto Graf Lambsdorff
  • Former Minister of Economics
  • 2007
  • Jens Lehmann
  • FC Arsenal, German National Football Team
  • 2008
  • Ursula von der Leyen**
  • Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
  • 2007
  • Frank Mattern
  • Head, McKinsey Germany
  • 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Wolfgang Mayrhuber
  • Chairman and CEO, Lufthansa AG
  • 2007
  • Angela Merkel**
  • Chairwoman of the CDU
  • 2003
  • Dirk Notheis
  • CEO Morgan Stanley Germany and Austria
  • 2011
  • August Oetker
  • Chairman, Dr. August Oetker KG
  • 2010
  • Sir Geoffrey Owen
  • Former Chief Editor, Financial Times; LSE Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
  • 2003, 2007
  • Cem Özdemir
  • Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen (Green Party)
  • 2004, 2006
  • Peter Ramsauer
  • Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development
  • 2011
  • Claudia Roth
  • Head of Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen (Green Party)
  • 2010
  • Thilo Sarrazin
  • Author, Former Central Banker, Former Finance Senator in Berlin
  • 2011
  • Otto Schily
  • Former Minister of the Interior
  • 2007
  • Wolfgang Schäuble
  • Federal Minister of the Interior/ Federal Minister of Finance
  • 2003, 2009, 2011
  • Nikolaus Schmeja
  • Colonel, retired
  • 2005
  • Harald Schmidt
  • Late Night Talk Host
  • 2003
  • Ulla Schmidt
  • German Federal Minister of Health
  • 2005
  • Gerhard Schröder
  • Former Chancellor of Germany
  • 2007
  • Gesine Schwan
  • SPD Candidate for President of Germany
  • 2009
  • Wilhelm Simson
  • CEO, E.ON
  • 2002
  • Robin Stalker
  • CFO Adidas Group
  • 2008
  • Bernd Stecher
  • Chief Economist, Siemens AG
  • 2003
  • Peer Steinbrück
  • Former German Minister of Finance
  • 2010
  • Axel Strotbek
  • CFO, Audi (Volkswagen Group)
  • 2011
  • Wolfgang Thierse
  • Vice-President of German Parliament
  • 2010
  • Christian Veith
  • Head of BCG Germany
  • 2011
  • Günter Verheugen
  • EU-Commissioner for Enlargement
  • 2003
  • Norbert Walter
  • Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank AG
  • 2003,2005,2006, 2009
  • Guido Westerwelle
  • Chairman, FDP/Die Liberalen
  • 2007
  • Ulrich Wickert
  • Author, Journalist
  • 2010
  • Hans-Heinrich Wrede
  • Ambassador of Germany to the UNESCO in Paris
  • 2006
  • Archbishop Robert Zollitsch
  • Chairman of the German Episcopal Conference of the Roman Catholic Church
  • 2009

* At time of most recent attendance