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MLP founder Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger celebrates
With more than 400 guests in attendance, MLP founder Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger celebrated his 70th birthday on December 15, 2008, in the Heidelberg guild hall. Baden-Württemberg’s premier, Günther H. Oettinger, praised him as a key entrepreneurial figure that has “won much respect and created many workplaces as co-founder of MLP”.
Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger co-founded “Marschollek, Lautenschläger und Partner” (MLP) in 1971 as an independent finance broker for the target group of academics. Thanks to this business idea, which remains unique to this day, MLP has grown over the decades to become the largest independent financial consultant and today supports more than 730,000 clients with around 2,400 consultants. As already announced, on the occasion of his 70th birthday Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger passes chairmanship of the MLP Supervisory Board to Dr. Peter Lütke-Bornefeld, Chairman of the Board at Kölnische Rückversicherungs- Gesellschaft (see personal profile). However, Lautenschläger will continue to hold a position in the committee.
Alongside his corporate contributions, Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger has also engaged in a great deal of social work. In 1999 he founded the Manfred Lautenschläger Foundation to promote research and science alongside cultural and social goals. The foundation ranks among the largest private foundations in Germany and supports numerous projects, predominantly in the Rhine-Neckar region. The University of Heidelberg this year awarded Dr. h.c. Lautenschläger an honorary doctorate. “As a company founder and patron, Manfred Lautenschläger has played a key role in helping shape the metropolitan region,” comments Professor Dr. Claus E. Heinrich, Chairman of the Board at the “Verein Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar” and Board Member at SAP AG. Professor Paul Kirchhof, Federal Constitutional Court Justice, goes on to add: “In times of economic uncertainty, we look for entrepreneurs that have put down roots and created a stable base in their company and their culture. Manfred Lautenschläger personifies this like no other entrepreneur. He is an anchor shareholder for his company - a company he himself founded and built up.”
New Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Peter Lütke-Bornefeld
The Supervisory Board at MLP AG unanimously voted in Dr. Peter Lütke-Bornefeld, Chairman of the Board at Kölnische Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, as its new Chairman. He therefore becomes Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger’s successor, taking office on December 16. “Mr. Lütke-Bornefeld has played a key role in encouraging and shaping trusting cooperation in the Supervisory Board for many years,” comments Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger, “I am delighted that the committee decided on him as my successor.” Dr. Peter Lütke-Bornefeld (62) has been a member of the MLP Supervisory Board since May 28, 2002. The doctor of social science began his career at KKB Bank in Dusseldorf, where he was a board member from 1986 to 1989. At the start of 1990 he then moved to the Executive Board at Kölnische Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, in which he assumed the role of Chairman in 1993.