Liz Mohn

Liz Mohn represents the fifth generation of Bertelsmann’s founding families and is committed to ensuring the global transfer of knowledge through the Liz Mohn Center gGmbH.

“For me, every day is a bridge to the future which I’m keen to cross. Life has given me the great good fortune of being able to make a difference. I also view this opportunity as a responsibility – day after day, year after year. I firmly believe you must attempt the impossible if you want to achieve the possible.”

Liz Mohn

Liz Mohn

Following the death of her husband, Reinhard Mohn, philanthropist Liz Mohn represents the fifth generation of the Bertelsmann/Mohn family. Until June 2021, she was a member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, where she was responsible for initiatives promoting contemporary leadership, corporate social responsibility, social cohesion, values, culture and music education.

As a builder of bridges across languages and borders, she has established networks in different countries and cultures through a variety of events. Today, Liz Mohn is the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s global representative and an honorary member of its Board of Trustees.


She heads the Liz Mohn Center, a nonprofit institution affiliated with the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Founded in 2022, the center brings together issues to which Liz Mohn has long been committed in her work:

International understanding and business topics focusing on issues related to contemporary leadership, as well as cultural projects and the promotion of young talent. The center ensures the continuity of many of the dialogue formats she has initiated and established in the international arena – such as the Trilogue Salzburg and the German-Spanish Forum – and develops them further.

It also organizes leadership camps and executive trainings for next leaders and is committed to promoting sustainable and responsible leadership through events and media formats.


In addition, Liz Mohn holds various positions and offices:

  • President of the NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition
  • Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the Liz Mohn Foundation for Culture and Music
  • Initiator of the Local Alliance for Families in the District of Gütersloh
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management and Corporate Governance
  • President of the German Stroke Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern e.V.
  • and many others


In addition, Liz Mohn is president of the Board of Trustees of the Spain-based Fundación Bertelsmann and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bertelsmann Foundation North America.

She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and a member of  Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH.

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