Harald Eisenach has been Executive Director of Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft since 2021. As Head of Corporate Bank Region East, Spokesman of the Regional Management Region East and member of the Management Committee Germany of Deutsche Bank, he contributes the perspective of numerous companies to the work of Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. Harald Eisenach holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wales. He started his career at Deutsche Bank back in 1982 in the Corporate Clients/Foreign Business division. Since then, he has worked in various areas of the bank in Germany and abroad, including London and Tokyo. He is Deputy Chairman of the East German Banking Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Technology Foundation Berlin, the Forum for Future Energies and of Deutsche Gesellschaft e. V.



Elisabeth Mansfeld As an enthusiast and engaged for change in societies she drives and seeks to create continuous impact at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft.

Certified as expert in sustainable finance at Frankfurt School of Business, she managed 5 years the Cities programme at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. She spent nine years as project manager in the Chief Operating Office of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management Division. As an expert on microfinancing, she has supervised projects in China and Mexico. In addition to her focus on economics, she has also had a keen interest in transformation of societies in on a urban and geopolitical level ever since her time studying at the University of Mannheim and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan.

Supported through additional training as an NLP Master, her passion is enabling and engaging with people towards systemic, sustainable transformation processes.


Matthias Weber has been thinking forwards at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft since 2017. Before joining the team, his professional background as a marketing and communications economist led him first to the insurance industry as Head of Communications and then to the Berliner Bank. He also lectured on marketing and communication in the insurance industry at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. With additional training as a systemic coach and in Theory U, Matthias Weber's passion is accompanying systemic, sustainable transformation processes.

This is where we have to think change: For me, change means looking ahead and courageously thinking and shaping possible futures.
Looking reality in the eye and recognising things - from different perspectives. Change will never stop. Because the world turns, moves and changes, every day. Let us shape it with freedom and responsibility, with competition and compassion.


Sophia Hofer

Sophia Hofer joined the team at the end of 2021 to advocate for an open, liberal society and to help shape democratic discourse. She studied Communication Science in Erfurt and holds a master's degree in Political Communication from Goldsmiths, University of London. After first working experiences in journalism, among others at ZEIT ONLINE, she most recently strengthened young perspectives in German European and foreign policy at Polis180.

This is what moves me: social justice, feminism and the question of how many books you can read at once.


Alexandra Hunger joined the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft in 2019. She completed her Master of Arts in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth with a thesis on the Social City Programme at the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing. Her studies took her to France and the United Kingdom. At the AHG, she is she is committed to and interested in public welfare and future-oriented digitalisation, urban diplomacy, and contemporary transatlantic relations.

This is what moves me: We should question our images of the future starting from our democratic values, our everyday lives and from the grassroots.



Antonia Marx supports the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft as project manager since 2019. After her bachelor's degree in Communication and Cultural Management at Zeppelin University and a stay abroad in Spain, she completed a master's degree in sociology with a focus on organisational sociology at the University of Heidelberg and further training as a systemic consultant and therapist. She is passionate about social cohesion and actively shaping a free, democratic, market-based society and a future worth living for all.

This is what moves me: issues of equal opportunities and social cohesion.


Christopher Büdeker supports the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft within his Professional Year Programme. Previously he has gained experience at the Deutsche Bundestag and at the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. He holds a dual bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the Georg-August-University Göttingen and has completed a Master in the fields of Global Studies and Economic History, awarded jointly by the University Leipzig and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

This is where we have to think change: Change in politics and in our society is omnipresent. Hence, it is important that we understand change as a chance and seek to actively influence transitions. Looking at society as a whole, we can only succeed in doing so, when we do not speak about but with each other.


Christopher Büdeker
Hédi Körmendi

Hédi Körmendi has been on board at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft since 2023. Born in Hungary, she looks back on a varied career path: Hédi studied German and Slavic studies in Szeged as well as social and business communication in Berlin. After working in financial communication and the Berlin design scene, she spent years as a marketing and communication officer for an internationally active business enterprise. Her openness to a change of perspective led her to the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. Here, her planning and organisational talents are combined with her interest in current issues of our time. The transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society is particularly close to Hédi's heart.

This is where we have to think change: I would like to see a (consciousness) shift towards a stronger "we" culture.