Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidenbach (until July 2020)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidenbach is co-founder and shareholder of HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform gGmbH.

Stephan Breidenbach works as a university lecturer, mediator and entrepreneur. He holds the Chair of Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law and International Business Law at the University of Viadrina, is a professor of mediation at the University of Vienna and has worked as a guest professor and lecturer. At the Renmin University in Beijing, the Alps-Adriatic University of Klagenfurt and the University of St. Gallen. He was co-founder and dean of the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance in Berlin.

Stephan Breidenbach was active as an economic mediator in the mid-1990s, particularly in the case of clashes between large companies and public spaces, as an arbitrator in domestic and international economic disputes and as a consultant in large-scale proceedings. He is a referee at the CAS (Court of Arbitration of Sports). In 2002 Stephan Breidenbach was awarded the Socrates Prize for Mediation.

As an EU consultant to the governments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, he was responsible among other things for the harmonization of the Czech banking, insurance and capital markets. In 2011/12, Stephan Breidenbach was the coordinator of the topic “How do we want to learn?” in the “Zunkunftsdialog” of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Stephan Breidenbach is a co-founder of, knowledgeTools International GmbH and Blue Economy Solutions.

Together with Gerald Hüther and Margret Rasfeld, he founded the “Schule im Aufbruch” initiative.

Stephan Breidenbach is married to the anthropologist, author and internet entrepreneur Joana Breidenbach and has two children – Lilian and Vico.

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