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German British Forum


Bob Bischof, Chairman, German British Forum

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German Robert (Bob) Bischof has lived and worked in Britain for over 40-years. He is convinced that the two countries can gain much by learning from each other.

Well-known for his outspoken comments on economic, political and industrial issues concerning Britain and Germany, he is a regular contributor to a range of newspapers and other publications, including the Financial Times and other national papers.

Current positions include:

Chairman of the German-British Forum
Vice President of the German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Member of the Skills Council, London First
Advisory Board Member of OMFIF, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum

Former member of the UK Technician Council, a government-funded initiative to create a recognised “Technician” status – part of the BIS ‘Skills for Growth’ program
Former Chairman/CEO of Jungheinrich/Boss Group
Former UK Chairman of SCCO International Ltd, a Munich-based business consulting group
Former Non-Executive Director of 4Navitas Ltd, which has developed the first Vertical Axle Wind Turbine (VAWT). A very exciting world first, this is a mid-size Wind Turbine of 30-100KW output. Made with green composite materials, it is bird and radar friendly with a payback time of around 4.5 years.

He has co-authored a number of books, had numerous articles published in German and British newspapers and has frequently commented on TV and radio in both countries.