San Diego, CA (March 30, 2022) — Vistage has announced new partnerships in Hessen and Bavaria to expand CEO peer advisory offerings in Germany. This expansion builds on the existing foundation established by Vistage’s presence in Karlsruhe, which remains central to growth across Germany. Founded in 1957, Vistage brings together exclusive groups of high-performing CEOs through a proven leadership experience that delivers results both personally and professionally. When leaders come together in their confidential monthly Vistage private advisory board meetings, they gain the perspective, clarity and support to help them become better leaders and accelerate their company’s growth. More than 45,000 Vistage members worldwide also have access to expert speakers, personalized coaching sessions, and international networking. Under the guidance of their Chair – an accomplished former CEO dedicated to helping others grow – members leverage their peers’ wisdom, advice, and counsel to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities.
Vistage Chair Dr. Hermann Ens is the CEO of Vistage Bavaria. He said, “I am excited to bring a renewed and stronger focus to offering Vistage peer advisory groups to more CEOs in Bavaria. By gaining access to diverse, unbiased perspectives from selected peers in a confidential environment, CEOs are able to solve problems and advance their personal development.”
Dr. Hermann Ens spent more than 35 years working in C-level and MD functions in the communications industry in different countries from Europe to the Americas and Asia. After his life in operational functions he focuses now with enthusiasm and energy on coaching and supporting small businesses and startups as a Vistage Chair and CEO for Bavaria. Hermann earned an Electrical Engineering degree from Technical University of Munich and currently lectures at THI University for Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt.
Vistage Chair Uwe Hess is the CEO of Vistage Hessen. “When I began the journey of becoming a Vistage Chair, I immediately saw the impact that Vistage peer advisory groups had on CEOs, their businesses and their personal lives,” said Hess. “There is great potential for growth in Hessen, where CEOs who join Vistage can share expertise, challenge one another to think critically and arrive at better decisions.”
Uwe Hess brings more than 35 years of entrepreneurial experience to his role at Vistage. Hess has been a shareholder for property management company Depant Bautrager GmbH & Co. KG for more than 30 years. He became a Vistage CEO Coach in 2020 for Vistage Deutschland before founding Vistage Hessen in 2021. He received his MBA from Justus Liebig University in Gießen.
Andy Perkins, Vistage Vice President of International Business Development said, “Since 2003, Vistage has been growing in Germany. We are excited to partner with Hermann and Uwe to build on that momentum, and bring peer advisory groups to more CEOs in Bavaria and Hessen. These new partnerships will complement our existing office in Karlsruhe, to bring Vistage to more CEOs across Germany. We see tremendous opportunity for business leaders in Germany to leverage peer advisory to improve their effectiveness and enhance their lives.”
About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions. Today, more than 45,000 members in 35 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families and communities. The results prove it: Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%, according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at vistage.com.
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