Speakers and other contributors
EY Government & Public Sector Leader — Germany Switzerland Austria
and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society
Professor Bernhard Lorentz, PhD, is the Government & Public Sector Leader for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, based at the EY member firm in Germany. He has 20 years of leadership experience in the government and public sector, nonprofit organizations and the media and telecommunications industry. As Chairman of the Mercator Foundation, he helped to launch Think Tanks and Schools in the fields of Energy, Climate, Culture, Migration and Education He also has served as Founding Executive Director at the Hertie School of Governance and headed the Hertie Foundation’s Berlin office.
Bernhard has been awarded a number of fellowships, and he has published papers on public-private partnerships, strategic philanthropy, third-sector management and strategy, as well as climate change, energy policy, migration and research and education policy. He serves on various boards of public, academic and philanthropic institutions.