President & Partner at Graef & Company
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Gunnar Graef is Professor for Entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe and Venture Creator. He is President and Partner of Graef & Company and G&C Ventures since 2000. Graef & Company helps entrepreneurs and corporations to start, develop and manage high-growth companies in the digital media, internet, telecommunications and logisitics space. Besides co-founding and running own companies like Index Europe and Airtag, Gunnar Graef also develops and manages innovative growth businesses for Forbes500 companies. For Deutsche Post DHL, he developed ePost and reshaped and managed the new 2bn€-business division Global Mail, with employees in more than 200 countries.
Gunnar Graef is member of the advisory of a number of companies and social organisations in Europe and Asia. In Berlin, Gunnar Graef co-initiated the thinktank „Denkwerkstatt Vertrauen & Politik“,aiming for trust in politics and he is member of the advisory board of the social internet initiative „Betterplace.org“.
Gunnar Graef startet is professional career as strategy consultant and manager at Arthur D. Little, Inc.. after he finished studies in mechanical engineering, economics, business administration and political sciences at TU Berlin Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ESCP and Wharton. He is Industrial Engineer and holds an MBA. He is also an alumnus of the renowned French National School of Administration (ENA) .