The Frankfurt School Board of Trustees has unanimously elected FS alumna Silvia Schmitten-Walgenbach as the new Chairwoman of Frankfurt School's Advisory Board. She is the successor to Dr. h.c. Udo Corts. He resigned from his positions as a member of the Board of Trustees and as Chairman of the Advisory Board. In deep gratitude, Frankfurt School bid him farewell at the meeting of the Advisory Bord on 24 June. The former Hessian Minister of Science had accompanied Frankfurt School with verve since 2013. In his speech, Frankfurt School President Professor Nils Stieglitz thanked Dr. h.c. Udo Corts, who had also become a personal advisor to him. ”All of us at Frankfurt School are very grateful to Udo Corts,” the FS President said, and went on to say: ”Especially during the building of the new campus, he supported us in word and deed.” Dr. h. c. Udo Corts emphasised that Frankfurt School means a lot to him and that its development also fills him with pride.
Silvia Schmitten-Walgenbach graduated from Frankfurt School in 1997 with a degree in business administration. After holding positions at Deutsche Bank, Allianz Group and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investment, she joined Barclays Europe in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for activities in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. Since 2019, she has also been Chairwoman of the Board of the Association of Foreign Banks in Germany. At the beginning of 2022, she will take over as Chairwoman of the Management Board of CA Immobilien Anlagen AG. ”With Silvia Schmitten-Walgenbach, we have gained an extremely successful and internationally experienced executive for our Adivsory Board,” says FS President Professor Nils Stieglitz. ”As an alumna, she has been committed to Frankfurt School and our students for a long time. That is why we are all the more pleased that she has now taken over this role.”