Dr Holger Bingmann / Managing Partner

Dr Holger Bingmann was born on 8 July 1961 in Stuttgart (Germany). For many years he has held leading positions in industry and associations.

Since May 2020 Holger Bingmann is managing partner of Bingmann Pflüger International. He is also President of the German Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA); shareholder of Pressevertrieb München Holding, advisory board member of several press wholesalers and founder and owner of the Digital Business University, Berlin. He is member of the Board of Directors of KfW (Frankfurt/Berlin) and member of the Executive Committee of, among others, the German Employers’ Association (BDA), the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) and the German eCommerce Association. He is also member of the Advisory Board of, among others, Commerzbank (Frankfurt), the Austrian Logistics Association (WKÖ) and other national and international associations. Bingmann is partner of GLB German Latin Business GmbH and iconomy GmbH (Berlin).

After high school graduation and military service Bingmann studied business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Since that time he has been interested in cultural change in companies: He completed his doctorate in economics at the Free University of Berlin on the subject of “Human-Politics-Culture. Influences on the technical development at Daimler-Benz“.

After working for Daimler-Benz in Brussels and as managing partner of the Süddeutsche Zeitungszentrale in Stuttgart, Bingmann, at the age of 39, acquired shares in Pressevertrieb Hermann Trunk, founded in Munich in 1945. Together with shareholders and managing directors, he developed the MELO group of companies. The entire group, of which Bingmann was Chairman until January 2020, now employs around 2000 people internationally. In September 2017 Bingmann was elected President of the Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) as successor to Anton F. Börner.

He is passionate about trade, education and politics.

He is married, father of four children and lives south of Munich.