Ms. Maria Adomeit has worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in different capacities since 2007. Currently, she works as a Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch in the areas related to the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and supporting the prevention of corruption, including in relation to the private sector. Prior to joining UNODC, Maria worked for the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Maria Adomeit (UNODC)

Nicolas Bernier Abad is a civil servant at the European Commission (EC) and managed the initiative leading to the adoption of the European Directive on disclosure of non-financial information in 2014. He joined the EC in July 2002, where he currently works on company accounting policy and non-financial reporting in DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. Until March 2009 he was in DG Trade and served in the European team responsible for negotiating services and investment aspects in the WTO.

Nicolas Bernier Abad (European Commission)

Kurt Bock has been Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF since 2011. He studied business administration in Germany and the United States, and has a doctorate in economics from the University of Bonn. He has worked for BASF and Bosch in Germany, Brazil and the United States. Kurt Bock is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Board and is also active in the German, European and international chemical associations.

Kurt Bock (BASF)

Dan Bross, Microsoft’s Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director of the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center, has a background in public policy and government and public affairs. Dan works closely with business partners across Microsoft on a range of initiatives focused on issues management in the areas of human rights, environmental sustainability, supply chain management, and corporate governance; stakeholder engagement; and strategic third party relationship management.

Dan Bross (Microsoft)

Maximilian Burger-Scheidlin specialises in prevention of corruption, commercial crime, counterfeiting, root causes of global crime, anti-money laundering strategies, international business contracts, global competitive challenges to business, international outsourcing, prevention of commercial disputes, dispute settlement and arbitration strategies. Max has travelled to and consulted in some 85 countries on e.g. prevention of corruption and commercial crime.

Maximilian Burger-Scheidlin (ICC Austria)

Andrew started working for Siemens AG in 1997. The last 8 years he has spent 3 years in a Corporate Audit function in the area of Forensic Accounting, the last 4 years in Compliance Investigations and approximately 1 year ago he took his current role within Legal & Compliance. Andrew is responsible for the development of the Compliance processes and tools, as well as Compliance controls. His tasks include the responsibility for 3rd parties due diligence and risk assessment at Compliance HQ.

Andrew Copland-Cale (Siemens)

Ricardo Cortes-Monroy IV is the Senior Vice President & Group General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at Nestlé Group. He has been working for Nestlé since 1995 in various positions in Chile and Switzerland. Apart from working for Nestlé he is a professor at the University of Lausanne, Vice Chair of the Board of the European General Counsel Association and Advisory Board Member at the Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession.

Ricardo Cortes-Monroy (Nestlé Group)

Stefan Crets is Executive Director of CSR Europe, the European platform for companies and stakeholders to exchange and cooperate to become European leaders in sustainable competitiveness and societal wellbeing. From 2002 onwards, Stefan worked as the CSR leader at Toyota Europe and in 2008, he was appointed General Manager for Corporate Planning and CSR. Prior to his experiences at Toyota, he was Programme Advisor at the King Baudouin Foundation.

Stefan Crets (CSR Europe)

Christoph Dolderer has been with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG since September 2004; his current position being that of Head of Group Accounting / IFRS Competence Centre. He is responsible for creating the EnBW AG Groups’ consolidated financial statements. His responsibilities also include ensuring group-wide implementation of international financial reporting standards (IFRSs). Previously he was Audit Manager for KPMG in Paris, a position he held for three years. His business career started in 1997 when he joined KPMG in Hamburg.

Christoph Dolderer (EnBW)

Susan leads the activities of CDP in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as the Country Director DACH Region. She is also heading a global team that develops CDPs consumer & citizen engagement strategy through pilot projects. In her previous career she managed European and German equity funds for Deutsche Bank and was recognized with the Lipper “Best German equity fund of the year” and the “German financial book of the year” award. Susan holds a Master degree in economics from the universities of Miami and Heidelberg.

Susan Dreyer (CDP)

Johannes Erhard has been working for WWF Germany since 2013, where he currently manages, a joint project of WWF and CDP that supports German companies in the development of climate change strategies and climate reporting. He holds a Master of Public Policy from Berlin’s Hertie School of Governance and has gained experience in the transport sector and consulting previously.

Johannes Erhard (WWF Germany)

Ms. Fennes-Wagner is working as a journalist for the ORF for more than 34 years. She has been working at the ORF in Burgenland being in charge of the entire radio programme. She is actively involved in gender equality issues for many years. She is now Equal Opportunity Officer at the ORF and leading the internal working group on gender equality.

Doris Fennes-Wagner (ORF)

Oskar Filipowski is a university teacher, legal counsel and coach. During his career he worked in the banking industry, now responsible for compliance in KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

Oskar Filipowski (KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.)

Peter Fissenewert is a partner of the international law firm hww hermann wienberg wilhelm and head of its compliance praxis. He manages the Compliance Institute for medium-sized business and is author and editor of different benchmark publications about compliance.

Peter Fissenewert (hww)

Ambassador Thomas Fitschen is the Director for the UN, for international cooperation against terrorism and for cyber foreign policy at the Federal Foreign Office. Before coming back to Berlin he was Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the UN and the other International Organizations in Geneva. Lawyer by training, joined the Foreign service in 1990; served as Deputy Head of the Task Force Global Issues.

Thomas Fitschen (Federal Foreign Office)

Flavio María Fuertes is the Coordinator of the Global Compact Network Argentina. He is also working at UNDP as a Programme Officer where his work has influenced the public policy in the country by developing the “CSR and Decent Work Network” in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security. In partnership with the AHK Argentina he is implementing the “DEPE” programme with the aim to increase transparency in companies operating in the country.

Flavio Fuertes (GC Argentina)

Dorothea Garff is Manager of the Investment and Sustainability Department of the Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Argentina), which includes Legal and Tax, Environment and Energy as well as Technology and Innovation areas. She is in charge of the Compliance Proficiency Center gathering all AHK activities in this field including, inter alia, the “de empresas para empresas” program to prevent corruption.

Dorothea Garff (AHK Argentina)

Ferdinand Geckeler is working now for 13 years in the purchasing area at the BMW Group and today in the function processes, sustainability in the supplier network, he is responsible for the sustainability program.

Ferdinand Geckeler (BMW Group)

In July 2012 Tanja Gönner was appointed Chair of the Management Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. She is a trained lawyer and former Member of the German Bundestag and the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg. Furthermore, she is former Minister for the Environment, Nature Protection and Transport and former Minister for Social Affairs of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Tanja Gönner (GIZ)

After finishing a Master’s degree in Marine Biotechnology, Mr. Gundersen entered the fish feed manufacturing business as Support Manager Products and advanced to overall Product Manager Marketing building up the company’s sustainability and smartfeed concepts. He has since specialized in sustainability in the aquaculture and feed industry with a leadership role in marketing, concept development, and product design. He also completed an MBA specializing in Marketing Management and Sustainability Communication.

Vidar Gundersen (BioMar)

Wolfram Heger is Senior Manager “Corporate Responsibility Management” at Daimler AG, reporting to the Board Member “Integrity and Legal”. Before, he earned a Master in Political Science (Denver) and a Diploma in Economics (Heidelberg). At Daimler he is responsible for the global CR-governance, stakeholder management, human rights and CR-mandates. Since 2006, Dr. Heger is elected member of the steering committee of the German Global Compact Network.

Wolfram Heger (Daimler AG)

Constanze is head of the large GIZ-program, implementing hundreds of development partnerships with the private sector. Since her MSc at LSE, she has moved through various organizations, public and private, working on sustainable development before joining the German Technical Cooperation (now GIZ) in 2004. Here, she developed the German Global Compact Network until 2010, and now fosters co-creation and inclusive business in concrete projects with European enterprises around the world.

Constanze Helmchen (GIZ)

Cecilie Hersleth is a Director at Telenor Group Corporate Affairs. She has profound experience in sustainability and CSR. Prior to joining Telenor, she served in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. She received an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a law degree from University of Oslo as well as an LL.M. from University of London.

Cecilie Hersleth (Telenor Group)

Eija Hietavuo currently holds a position as CSR Manager in the UNICEF Corporate Social Responsibility unit in Geneva, Switzerland. Eija focuses on UNICEF’s external engagement on the children’s rights and business agenda. She holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration and a post-graduate degree in Sustainability Leadership from Cambridge University. Prior to joining UNICEF, Eija was heading the CSR and ESG related research and consultancy business at Thomson-Reuters Inc.

Eija Hietavuo (UNICEF)

Julianne is a Partner in Hogan Lovells‘ international disputes team. Her work includes advising companies accused of violations of international human rights. Julianne is a Visiting Fellow on Rule of Law & FDI at the Bingham Centre in London and recently led the research project „Risk and Return: Rule of Law & FDI“, which establishes that rule of law is among the top 3 considerations for MNEs making FDI decisions.

Julianne Hughes-Jennett (Hogan Lovells)

Ms. Huusko joined the UN Global Compact in 2012 where she works with Caring for Climate. Previously, she was a civil servant at the Civil Contingencies Agency in Sweden where she was Advisor for Environment and Climate. Ms Huusko has a background in poverty reduction through civil society and has worked with youth empowerment in southern Africa. Ms Huusko holds a Masters in Social Science with Ecological Economics as her main subject.

Heidi Huusko (UN Global Compact)

Jürgen is a senior manager at GIZ and representative of the German Global Compact Network. He’s responsible for network development, strategic oversight, delivery of the working program, financing, coordination within the Global Compact system and for positioning the network in the German sustainability landscape. A focus of his work is on collective action and management tools. Juergen is a member of the German CSR Forum and has a background in research and strategy consultancy for various industries in Europe and Asia.

Jürgen Janssen (GC Germany)

As the Executive Director of CCR CSR in China and Hong Kong, Ms. Kaempfer leads strategic design and implementation of overall operations and stakeholder engagement, working closely with major multi-national clients. Prior to joining CCR CSR, Ines was the Director of Learning and Impact at ELEVATE Limited, a leading CSR Learning and Capacity Building Consultancies. She has also worked as a Director of Assessment, Capacity Building and Training at the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

Ines Kaempfer (CCR CSR)

Starting as an environmental engineer in waste incineration, he developed the eco-efficiency and socio eco-efficiency analysis (SEEbalance) as well as new business models based on sustainability at BASF. He started the innovative mass balance approach to produce any chemical with renewable raw materials. In his actual position he co-developed and implemented the Sustainable Solution Steering at BASF to analyze and steer complex portfolios based on the sustainability market needs.

Andreas Kicherer (BASF)

Jan-Marten Krebs is co-founder and board member at sustainable. He studied at Bremen University of Applied Sciences and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has longstanding experience in corporate climate protection. He advises companies on energy efficiency, emissions trading and related transactions, developing and monitoring CDM projects, developing and implementing climate strategies as well as calculating carbon footprints.

Jan-Marten Krebs (sustainable AG)

Thomas Krick is a manager within Accenture Strategy’s Sustainability Team, with 12 years of experience in making business strategies more sustainable. He has worked with leading blue chip clients across Europe as well as in Asia, Africa and the Americas; primarily focusing on designing competitive sustainability strategies, community relations mechanisms, stakeholder strategies, training programs, KPI systems, portfolio evaluation tools as well as sustainability rating systems and risk management solutions.

Thomas Krick (Accenture)

Holger Lösch holds the position as Senior Vice President Communications and Marketing. Since 2011 he is a Member of the Executive Board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and is responsible e.g. for the Legal Department as well as the Department for Environment, Technology and Sustainability.

Holger Lösch (BDI)

Bartosz is a university professor at the European-University Viadrina in Frankfurt (O.). He is co-founder of Viadrina Compliance Center which is an interdisciplinary research center and a compliance think-tank. He is a member of Academic Advisory Council of many compliance associations and journals. Furthermore, Bartosz is author of numerous publications about compliance and editor in chief of the journal “COMPLY.”. Bartosz was head of the German delegation working on ISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems.

Bartosz Makowicz (European-University Viadrina)

Philip Matthey is the Chief Compliance Officer of the MAN group, responsible for developing and implementing the MAN Compliance Program focusing on the areas of antitrust, anticorruption, anti-money laundering and data protection. Further, Dr. Matthey is the head of the supervisory board of DICO – Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V., the German Compliance Association, and lecturer for Compliance at the Frankfurt School of Finance.

Philip Matthey (MAN Group)

Jean Pierre Maugendre studied at Graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He joined Suez Group (at that time Lyonnaise des Eaux Group) in 1992. Having occupied several operational and functional management positions in the Group, he has been appointed Sustainable Development Deputy Manager at SUEZ Sustainable development division in January 2014, in charge of CSR performance and climate change policy.

Jean-Pierre Maugendre (SUEZ environnement)

Bettina Metz-Rolshausen serves as the Executive Director of UN Women National Committee Germany e.V. since 2013. As a political scientist she has been working as a Consultant for gender and development issues with UNIFEM and the GTZ (now GIZ). Miss Metz-Rolshausen is furthermore an expert for adult education and has been working as a career advisor.

Bettina Metz-Rolshausen (UN Women National Committee Germany)

Ms. Migliorato has a degree in Political Science and a Masters in International Law and Business Administration. She worked for UNICEF and many NGOs. She was also a consultant for various public administrations and private companies.She is currently Head of Sustainability Innovation & Stakeholders Engagement of Enel Group where she started in Institutional Affairs and then moved to the External Relations Department as Head of Internal Communication and Head of Stakeholder Engagement.

Marina Migliorato (Enel Group)

Klaus Milke is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Germanwatch, a German development and environmental Non-Governmental Organization and Chairman of the Foundation for Sustainability. He is also chair of the integrity board of atmosfair, the climate friendly initiative for necessary flights. His main contribution is advice, moderation and lobby work for various networking and campaigning processes of civil society, as well as involvement in the debate on corporate accountability.

Klaus Milke (Germanwatch)

Mark Moody-Stuart is Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation and Hermes EOS, the Innovative Vector Control Consortium IVCC and the FTSE ESG Advisory Committee. Former chairman of Shell and Anglo American. A geologist. Worked for Shell in 9 countries. A director of Saudi Aramco and formerly of Accenture and HSBC. Member International Council for Integrated Reporting, Author of “Responsible Leadership – Lessons from the front line of sustainability and ethics”. Married to Judy with four children.

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (Global Compact Foundation)

Sven Morich joined the ASCG as Technical Director in 2013 and is a member of the Technical Expert Group of EFRAG since December 2014. In his role, he is contributing to the ASCG’s and EFRAG’s objectives of providing advice to the Federal Ministry of Justice and the European Commission on financial accounting and corporate reporting legislations. Furthermore, he is building up an academic career as a lecturer at the Business and Information Technology School, a university of applied science in Berlin.

Sven Morich (ASCG)

After having held positions in the field of environmental, climate and consumer policy, Edda Müller has been Chairwoman of Transparency International Germany since 2010. Furthermore, she is a honorary professor at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer.
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Edda Müller (Transparency International Germany)

Noor Naqschbandi is Project Director of the business-driven multi-stakeholder initiative Alliance for Integrity (AfIn). AfIn is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Noor is also responsible for the 10th Principle of the UN Global Compact at the German Global Compact Network.

Noor Naqschbandi (Alliance for Integrity)

Michael is a member of the advisory board of the DO School and has changed the face of social innovation in UK. Since the 1970’s, he has been running innovative organisations, setting up the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action, founding the Youthbank to enable young people to act as grant-makers and co-founding Changemakers to find ways of engaging people in social action. He also co-founded UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs.

Michael Norton (DO School)

Angel Pes is the CaixaBank Deputy General Manager and its Corporate Social Responsibility and Reputation Manager and the Chairman of the Spanish Network of the UN Global Compact. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona. He is a lecturer on leave of absence in the same university, and a chartered accountant. He is the author of a number of books on economy.

Àngel Pes (CaixaBank)

Sabine Pex worked as contact person for SRI at Hypo Vereinsbank and Bankhaus von der Heydt. She was a member of the board of „Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen“ between 2007 and 2015, promoting advisor training and especially quality assurance of SRI. Between 2012 and 2015, she headed the FNG-working group that developed a quality label for sustainable investment funds. Since October 2015 she is now the managing director of the recently founded GNG mbH, which is awarding the label developed by the FNG.

Sabine Pex (Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen)

Thorsten Pinkepank is Director Sustainability Relations at BASF. After completing his education, he helped establishing a political and business consulting institute. There he developed and moderated projects on sustainability issues for business and politics. In 2002, he moved to BASF and has held various positions in political communications. He then headed the HR advocacy and communications unit before taking over responsibility for BASF’s Corporate Sustainability Relations.

Thorsten Pinkepank (BASF)

Wilfried Porth has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since 2009 and is responsible for Human Resources. He is also Director of Labor Relations of the company. In addition, he is responsible for IT, Procurement of Non-Production Materials and Services as well as the business unit Mercedes-Benz Vans. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart from 1981 to 1985 and joined the department Central Production Engineering as a Planning Engineer of the former Daimler-Benz AG in 1985.

Wilfried Porth (Daimler AG)

Lucia Reisch is a behavioural economist and full professor for intercultural consumer behaviour and consumer policy at Copenhagen Business School. As a consumer researcher, her main research focus is on sustainable consumption, consumer and sustainability policy, behavioural economics and corporate sustainability. She is chairing the National Council of Advisors on Consumer Issues in Berlin and is a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development.

Lucia Reisch (Copenhagen Business School)

Fiona Reynolds is Managing Director of the PRI. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the pension sector. Prior to joining PRI, Fiona spent seven years as the CEO at the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. She has formerly been a Director of AUSfund, Industry Funds Credit Control, Australia for UNHCR and the National Network of Women in Super. In September 2012 she was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s top 100 women of influence for her work in public policy.

Fiona Reynolds (Principles for Responsible Investment)

Lothar Rieth holds the position of Group Expert Sustainability at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. He has been co-supervisor of the group-wide project Integrated Reporting. Previously he worked as assistant professor at the department of politics at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, engaged in teaching and doing research in fields such as CSR, sustainability and globalization studies, where he authored numerous publications.

Lothar Rieth (EnBW)

Alessia Sabbatino is the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation Secretary General. She carries out the organizational and administrative management of the Foundation, as well as the organization and promotion of individual initiatives, providing resources and tools needed for their practical implementation; acting as coordinator between the various organizations of the Foundation and the United Nations Global Compact.

Alessia Sabbatino (GC Italy Foundation)

Julia works as a project manager for the Bertelsmann Stiftung since 2012. With her expertise in Corporate Social Responsibility she focused her work on SMEs in Germany before starting a new project about social innovation and responsible entrepreneurism at the beginning of 2015 for the Bertelsmann Stiftung. She studied sociology, politics and psychology in Germany and Zimbabwe and is a professional mediator. Prior joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung she worked for a consultancy targeting labour issues and trainings.

Julia Scheerer (Bertelsmann Stiftung)

Karsten currently serves as Deputy Executive Director of econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business. econsense brings together the sustainability experts of Germany’s 30+ largest multinational companies with the aim to advance sustainable and responsible business conduct. Karsten supervises multiple working groups on topics such as sustainability reporting and rating, business & human rights, and sustainable sourcing. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative.

Karsten Schröder (econsense)

Bernhard Schwager is the head of the sustainability office at Robert Bosch GmbH. He acts as contact person for diverse stakeholder groups, promotes sustainability issues and represents the company in various organizations and associations. Since 2006, he is the president of the German Association of Environmental Professionals (VBU) since 2006 and was appointed chair of the German Environmental Management Systems and Audits committee, part of the German Standards Institute (DIN NAGUS) in 2008.

Bernhard Schwager (Robert Bosch GmbH)

Daniela Seeliger is head of the German Competition/Antitrust practice group in Düsseldorf at Linklaters LLP. She is specialised in compliance advice, cartel investigations as well as complex merger control proceedings and the coordination of multiple filings. Daniela teaches competition law at the Martin-Luther University of Halle and is widely published. She is a Non-Governmental Advisor in the ICN in the Advocacy Working Group. Daniela has participated from the start in the UNGC’s “Guide for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability” project.

Daniela Seeliger (Linklaters LLP)

N. Craig Smith is the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility at INSEAD, the global business school. His research is at the intersection of business and society, encompassing business ethics, compliance, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. He teaches courses in these topics at INSEAD and also conducts workshops with various organizations outside INSEAD, including board level workshops on sustainability as part of the UN Global Compact Board Programme.

Craig Smith (INSEAD)

Cobus joined Transparency International in 2004 and was appointed Managing Director in 2007. His experience spans the fields of globalisation, development policy, international relations and business management. Cobus has taught and worked at universities, multinational corporations, trade unions and research institutes in managerial and research related roles around the world. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he was active in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa including as Chair of the African National Congress in Cape Town.

Cobus de Swardt (Transparency International)

Since 2008, Didier Terrolle has been head of Sanofi’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Direction. As Associated Vice President of CSR Excellence, he is responsible for the development and operational implementation of Sanofi’s CSR strategy across all areas of the Group. He champions Sanofi’s CSR approach among both internal and external stakeholders, in particular extra-financial rating agencies and investors. He is also in charge of overseeing dialogue and partnerships with CSR stakeholders.

Didier Terrolle (Sanofi)

Jo leads the Stakeholder and Audit Teams within Sedex and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Sedex’s stakeholder activities and identifying opportunities for collaborative working. Jo sits on a number of committees including the UN Global Compact Supply Chain Sustainability Advisory Group and Anti-Corruption Working Group and the Business Principles for Countering Bribery Steering Committee. She is also a non exec Board Director of the UN Global Compact’s UK Network.

Jo Webb (Sedex)

Felicitas Weber is responsible for developing and facilitating investor engagements with companies on supply chain labour standards and human rights. Prior to joining the PRI in April 2011, Felicitas has worked in development and communication for the charities Teach First and Historic Royal Palaces. She holds a Master in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics from Universität Leipzig, a Certificate of Political Studies from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes as well as a qualification in European Quality and Project Management.

Felicitas Weber (Principles for Responsible Investment)

Michael Werner holds an engineering degree in environmental protection and is currently in a position as business director at Scholz & Friends Reputation. He has worked as a sustainability consultant and auditor for more than 15 years with a Big4 company. Michael is specialized in supporting organizations with their strategic approach towards sustainability challenges and in defining the business case of sustainable solutions.

Michael Werner (Scholz & Friends)