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Dr. Dominik von Au

Managing Director
Family Constitution, Succession Planning, Family Governance, Next Generation

Dominik von Au is Managing Director of INTES Family Business Academy as well as Partner and Family Governance Leader in PwC's Familienunternehmen & Mittelstand (Family Business & SME) unit. He is passionate about the strategic development of INTES as well as the entrepreneurial families around the world, for whom he helps create family constitutions and structure succession planning. He also frequently serves as a sparring partner for members of the Next Generation. Dominik von Au is a member of the Kommission Governance Kodex für Familienunternehmen (Commission on Governance Code for Family Businesses) in Germany and Austria, and plays a key role in other important initiatives for family businesses. These include the jury for "Family Business Owner of the Year" and the jury for the "Berenberg-Preis für unternehmerische Verantwortung" (Berenberg award for corporate responsibility). Having lived in Frankfurt and Hamburg, Dominik von Au now resides with his family in his home town of Munich in southern Germany.

Phone: +49 228 854696-64

Gerold Rieder

Managing Director
Training and Development, Advisory Board Placements, Networking

Gerold Rieder is Managing Director of INTES Family Business Academy with a special focus on the company's broad event and seminar offering. He also supports business owners in appointing advisory and supervisory board members based on his extensive network. Before founding the INTES Academy together with Peter May in 1998, he held a management position at “Universitätsseminar der Wirtschaft (USW)" at Schloss Gracht near Cologne. Gerold Rieder studied at the University of Augsburg and obtained his degree in Business Administration. He lives with his family in Bonn.

Phone: +49 228 854696-64

Michael Dernen

Project Manager
Customer Management, Marketing & (Digital) Sales

Michael Dernen takes care of our entire customer management and is responsible for Marketing & Digital Sales. The business administration graduate has many years of extensive experience in marketing and sales, which he gained in well-known companies. As a digital expert, he is always on the lookout for new market trends and developments on behalf of INTES Family Business Academy. Native to Bonn and a Rhinelander, he and his family live on the outskirts of Bonn. In his free time, he has been a volunteer with the Fire Department Bonn since 1987. He likes to pursue his love for adventure and nature through geocaching on home turf as well as abroad.

Phone: +49 228 854696-54

Sabine Strick

Project Manager
Advisory Board Placements, Seminar Program, Lateral Thinker

As Project Manager, Sabine Strick manages the ongoing development of INTES Family Business Academy's seminar program, supports companies in assigning members to their advisory boards, and oversees editing of the INTES UnternehmerBrief publication for business owners. The journalist and qualified interpreter was a long-time coordinator for all formats of "wir - Das Magazin für Unternehmerfamilien" (magazine for business families) issued by the F.A.Z. Group. She looks "beyond the horizon" by taking extraordinary trips together with her daughter.

Phone: +49 228 854696-62

Jennifer Steinberg

Seminar Organization
Event Management, Hotel Management

Jennifer Steinberg is responsible for the entire event and seminar organization of INTES Family Business Academy. She serves as the first point of contact for clients and instructors. The trained hotel specialist draws on many years of experience in the event management, hospitality and hotel sectors. Having worked for many years with HRS - Hotel Reservation Service, she herself has gained extensive experience in a family business.

Phone: +49 228 854696-61

Saskia Matthes

Seminar Organization
Event Management, Hotel Management

Saskia Matthes supports Jennifer Steinberg in the event and seminar organization INTES Family Business Academy. She is the contact person for all clients, in particular seminar participants and speakers. As a media- and publishing business administrator formerly with the Bonn-based General-Anzeiger publishing house, she has extensive professional experience in the field of customer service. Born and raised in the Rhineland, Saskia Matthes lives with her family near Bonn.

Phone: +49 228 854696-67

Ilka Linn

Event Management
Business Owner Success Forum

Ilka Linn takes care of all organizational matters for the annual Business Owner Success Forum at Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg. Her special focus is on participant management as well as the support of the speakers and event partners. The trained hotel manager successfully completed many years of experience in the international luxury hotel industry in England and has a bachelor's degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Further career positions followed in event management and project management in outdoor advertising. Born in the Rhineland, Ilka and her family live in Cologne. She pusues her passion for food and culture by visiting her favorite restaurants and all kinds of events.

Phone: +49 228 854696-65


INTES Akademie für Familienunternehmen
Kronprinzenstr. 31
53173 Bonn
Tel.  +49 228 854696-61
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