Business Angels Network Germany e.V. (BAND) is organized as a registered association. BAND was founded in 1998. Since 2001 BAND has its headquarter in Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia). The supreme governing bodies of the association BAND is the board and the general assembly.


Dr. Ute Günther

Since 200Dr. Ute Günther1 Dr. Ute Günther is co-president of Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND). In addition she is vice-president of the European umbrella organization Business Angels Europe (BAE). Dr. Ute Günther studies Philosophy, Romance languages and Education at the universities in Bochum (Germany) and the Sorbonne in Paris. Since 1980, Dr. Günther was active in research and teaching, especially at the universities of Bochum, Essen, Trier and Vallendar. Parallel she was managing regional infrastructure projects. Additionally Dr. Günther is Director of the company Startbahn MedEcon Ruhr GmbH, Managing Board Member of pro Ruhrgebiet e.V. and Co-president of Business Angels Agentur Ruhr e.V. (BAAR).

Dr. Roland Kirchhof

Dr. Roland KirchhofSince 2001 Dr. Roland Kirchhof is co-president of Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V (BAND). The qualified lawyer has made his doctoral thesis at the University of Munich. He completed a management career in the Free State of Bavaria, the state administration North Rhine-Westphalia as Assistant Secretary of the County Association NRW and as Chief Executive of the independent city of Herne. In addition to his law career, he was executive director of the association pro Ruhrgebiet e.V. He is currently also Co-president of the Business Angels Agentur Ruhr e.V. (BAAR) and managing director of the company Starbahn MedEcon Ruhr GmbH. He is honorary chairman of the association Europa Union e.V., Germany, District Association of Herne.



Matthias Wischnewsky (project management)
+49 (0) 201 89415 14




Martin Strübing (project management)
Tel.: +49 (0) 201 89415 34



Tina OlleschMartina Ollesch (secretary)
Tel.: +49 (0) 201 89415 33