Porsche representative will head the Leipzig Institute of TradeNovember 11, 2020
From January 1st, Lutz Meschke will become Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Trade in Leipzig (HHL).
In his new role, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Porsche AG and Member of the Management Board in charge of Finance and Information Technology of the company will be actively involved in promoting young management talents.
“HHL will be preparing a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders for us. The world needs talented and responsible young people who boldly and effectively respond to the demands of the future and the present, – the press service of the brand says Meschke. – HHL, like Porsche, is distinguished by its activity and high achievements. Both the institute and we are among the leaders in the field of digitalization. It is therefore a great honor for me to take part in shaping the future of this tradition-rich institute as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and to continue the successful work of my predecessor, Dr. Von Heidebreck. “
The 54-year-old Meschke has been on the HHL Supervisory Board since 2013. Since then, Porsche AG has been supporting the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age at the Leipzig Institute of Commerce (HHL). Since 2016, the Porsche plant in Leipzig has become the premium partner of SpinLab, the HHL accelerator. In this way, the sports car manufacturer enables young people to work on their ideas and bring them to full maturity. The aim is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation in central Germany and beyond by providing practical support to start-ups and spin-offs.
HHL supports business start-ups and has been named the leading German institution for entrepreneurship by the Association of Sponsors of German Science four times. With the support of HHL, 300 companies have been created with a total of over 34,300 employees. Five of these businesses are so-called “unicorns” with a value of over $ 1 billion.
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