Vice-Chair, Bertelsmann Stiftung Board, Germany
Following the death of her husband, Reinhard Mohn, Liz Mohn represents the fifth generation of the Bertelsmann and Mohn founding families. She is the vice-chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Board and heads the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition, which she initiated. In addition, she has served as president of the Spain-based Fundación Bertelsmann since October 2005.
Her other activities at the Bertelsmann Stiftung focus on the annual Carl Bertelsmann Prize, the International Cultural Forum series, work/life balance issues and initiatives concerning corporate leadership and culture.
At Bertelsmann AG, she is a member of the Supervisory Board, where she represents the founding Bertelsmann and Mohn families. In 1999, she joined the Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft (BVG), which exercises the voting rights held by the Mohn family and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Hence, the BVG controls 100 percent of the voting rights of the shareholders’ meeting. She became chair of that organization’s Executive Board in the summer of 2002.
She is also involved in the Bertelsmann Relief Fund and the Medical Information Service. She works on charitable and informational events for retirees, administrative assistants and spouses of managers and executives. As president of the German Stroke Foundation, an organization she originally established, she is also committed to promoting education and research in the area of stroke prevention, as well as to building national and international networks.
Through the Liz Mohn Foundation for Culture and Music, founded in 2005, she is extending her engagement in the area of music and the arts by focusing on their importance for both individuals and society as a whole.