HHL Alumni

Worldwide network. Regular activities. Lifelong relationships.

HHL Alumni

Lifelong Relationships

The HHL alumni network is an active and ever-growing network of valuable and lasting contacts. At HHL, you will not only graduate from one of the best business schools in Germany and Europe, but you will also become part of a worldwide network of successful entrepreneurs, executives, consultants and high-caliber experts. The HHL alumni network is a great source of information and offers you excellent opportunities to network, exchange ideas and receive support. Take the chance and benefit from an extensive and growing network of more than 3,700 alumni worldwide!

Rolf Schrömgens
Co-Founder trivago and Co-Founder leadership.sprouts

My success story as an entrepreneur started at HHL, where I met people with the same passion for bringing ideas to life.

Sandra Deutschländer
Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

My studies at HHL lay the foundation of my professional career. I strengthen the skills needed in my daily consulting: Conceptual Thinking, analytical depth and teamwork. Additionally, HHL’s close relation to top companies, the network among students and the entrepreneurial spirit until today in my consulting projects. I am happy to give back to my alma mater by sharing my experience and expertise.

Raphael Schweiger
Global Strategic Planning & Minerals Portfolio Leader, Abrasive Systems Division, 3M

HHL equipped me with the foundation for a professional path that I could have never scripted. From the classroom in Leipzig to investment banks in Frankfurt, the City of London and Wall Street, to a senior corporate strategy role at a Fortune 1000 company in Memphis, Tennessee. Within only ten years of graduating from HHL, I have already had the opportunity to experience a diverse range of first career steps – and I am very much looking forward to what’s still to come.

Christoph Behn
CEO & Founder better ventures group, Die Kartenmacherei

It was my big dream early on to realize my own business idea. I learned a lot at HHL that helped me to become a good and successful entrepreneur. Even today, many years after my foundation and with a team of 160 employees, I continue to benefit from my HHL network.

The HHL Community Lifecycle

Stay in touch and meet up with the HHL Community

Chapter Meetings

HHL alumni are organized in different chapters in different countries and regions where regular meetings take place. Former HHL students initiate events themselves to enable alumni to stay in touch with each other and expand their network. The Dean and the Chancellor of HHL visit the chapters once a year. HHL faculty and staff also regularly attend the chapter meetings to keep in touch with the HHL community. In this context, they also inform you about the latest projects and successes at your alma mater.

Stay connected and become a member of HHL Career and Alumni Relations on LinkedIn or visit the HHL Alumni Platform to find out about upcoming community events. Our HHL Career and Alumni Relations team works closely with the HHL Alumni Association e.V., which supports many activities at HHL through the membership fees of alumni who become members of the association.

If you would like to actively support HHL and are interested in using the alumni platform directory where you can search for other alumni, companies and further information, you are invited to register as a member.

HHL also has a Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) chapter. BGS is an academic honor society of business schools accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools). The society was founded to promote and honor academic achievement in the study of business and to encourage personal and professional excellence among its members.

Dr. Kerstin Fehre
Professor of Strategy, Vlerick Business School

During my study period at HHL, I experienced that theoretical excellent research and application-oriented teaching are not two opposing ends of a continuum, but rather complement one another. This was and still is a motivator for my own research and teaching.

Lukasz Gadowski
Founder & CEO at Team Europe, Co-Founder Delivery Hero, Co-Founder Spreadshirt, Co-Founder Circ, and others

The future needs people who are ready to take risks and seize opportunities. HHL perfectly prepares you for this challenge.

Pamela Taylor
Vice President Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

HHL opened up completely new career perspectives for me in Germany.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hutzschenreuther
Professor Chair of international management, TU München

When I joined HHL as a research associate at the Chair of Strategy and Organization in 1995 HHL’s doctoral program was about to start. What I learned at our Chair is the unsubstitu­table basis for my whole academic career. As a highlight, Arnis Vilks’ course Philosophy of Science opened up topics for me which I profit from almost on a daily basis. Thus, HHL’s wide and fruitful international network became and still is my academic home.

Dr. Florian Fuhl
CEO/Managing Director Taiwan, BSH Home Appliance Group

But surely the practical and international experience during my studies at HHL have been a crucial cornerstone for my international professional journey.

Stay in touch and return to your alma mater

Annual Homecoming

The HHL Alumni Homecoming has a long tradition at HHL. In the fall, HHL alumni gather in Leipzig to celebrate their Homecoming and reminisce about their time at HHL. It is a great opportunity to meet the entire HHL community and expand your personal network. News on and the schedule for the Alumni Homecoming you can also be viewed via the HHL Alumni Platform. In particular, our anniversary years are cordially invited to celebrate their 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th anniversaries with HHL and their fellow alumni.

Lifelong Learning

HHL Alumni have the opportunity to benefit from HHL’s lifelong learning options. Find out more about the courses and conditions by sending an e-mail to Alumni@hhl.de

Postgraduate Career Development Service

HHL’s career development service is a lifelong service for all Alumni, who are seeking a new professional challenge, thinking about a change or need professional counseling regarding:

  • Application documents
  • Headhunter contacts
  • Corporate contacts
  • Evaluation of personal targets
  • Application strategies

Since career development never ends. HHL Career Service enables you to follow your dreams. Find out more about your opportunities and get in touch with our Career Service Team.

After HHL, I took a global career path. HHL prepared me with an internationally highly competitive business education and important lessons in general management and leadership. Besides knowledge, one of the key benefits are the connections I made to fellow students and faculty during my studies – an excellent network – growing in value year by year.

Sebastian Sager
Managing Director at CHECK24 Vergleichsportal GmbH

Give back to your alma mater

Our HHL alumni foster the HHL network and benefit from it at the same time. As such, they ideally and financially support their alma mater and show strong commitment. HHL alumni take part in HHL Alumni Talks to exchange their professional experiences with HHL students. They interact as mentors, open their company doors to welcome HHL students on site or support research projects. Take the opportunity now and give back to your alma mater:

  • Become a mentor for current students
  • Participate in alumni talks on campus
  • Host company visits
  • Share your experience in lectures
  • Support student consulting projects and master theses
  • Provide financial support
Dirk Graber
Founder and CEO Mister Spex

My decision to study at HHL has paid off from the very first day.

Dr. Henning Blarr
Vice President | Business Performance & Improvement | Division Electrified Powertrain Technology, ZF Group

The experiences and the Alumni Network at HHL perfectly prepared for a career in consulting. The doctoral program allowed to sharpen my academic profile and to push my career.

Shivangi Garg
Business Development & Strategic Projects | Continental AG

The MBA program truly caters to the robust grid of theoretical knowledge and applied experience, while providing an extensive platform & plethora of opportunities to evolve and recognize one´s own interests and potential.

Dirk Schneider
CFO, Schüco Polymer Technologies KG

HHL has been „the best” investment for my career – the international environment, the great network of highly motivated students and the job oriented / entrepreneurial approach of teaching in an amazing city! The place to study!

Eric Löbenstein
Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture

HHL was not only an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience from a personal perspective, but has also given me the knowledge,tools and most importantly the confidence to launch my career into a new dimension and into new business areas.

Alumni Homecoming Impressions


Sigrid Fischer
Director Career and Alumni Relations