Georg Milbradt (*1945)

Milbradt Portrait

Prof. Dr. Georg Milbradt, former Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony (2002-2008), is the Chairman of the Board of the Kramer Foundation of HHL. Today the sole purpose of this foundation, which has a history dating back to the early days of Handelshochschule Leipzig in 1887, is to promote HHL in its structure and development. The governing body is the Board of Trustees consisting of the founding institution, the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and representatives of companies and organizations which make significant contributions to the foundation.

Prof. Dr. Milbradt, who holds degrees in Economics, Law and Mathematics, has been an Associate Professor for Public Economics with a special focus on Financial Politics at the Faculty of Economics of the Technische Universität Dresden since 2009 but is also closely connected with HHL. As State Minister for Finances, he contributed significantly to the re-establishment of HHL in 1992. He provided financial backing for the business school as well as the building from the portfolio of university real estate owned by the Free State of Saxony.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the “new” HHL, Prof. Dr. Milbradt said: “Over 40 years ago, I learned about the important role HHL played as the birthplace of German business administration from Prof. Deutsch. Therefore, as the Saxon Minister of Finance, I was thrilled to be able to contribute to giving HHL a fresh start as a modern-day business school after reunification. HHL has seized this opportunity to the fullest as the positive development shows.”

Photo: Jörg Lange / Die Bildermanufaktur