Peter Jungen, Chairman of Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, is co-founder resp. investor in numerous startups in Europe and in the US like Idealo GmbH, the leading German comparison shopping platform. He is Founding President of Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland (BAND) resp. Co-Founder and President (2001-2004) of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN), a founding Board Member of the China Business Angels Network (CBAN), Beijing and a member of the New York Angels. He is a member of the Advisory Council, Deutsche Bank AG, and Board member of the New York Philharmonic. He is Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University and Advisory Board Member of the Columbia Center for Global Economic Governance, Columbia University. He is a Member of the Board of the Friedrich von Hayek Institute, Vienna, a member of the International Josef Schumpeter Society and of the Mont Pelerin Society and a member of the OECD Steering Group on SME and Entrepreneurship. He is Governing Board Member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). He is a former member of the Presidency of the Federation of German Industries (BDI).
The leading German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche named Peter Jungen one of the 100 most important personalities who shape the future of the New Economy. In 1999 Peter Jungen was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz) by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. The European Business Angels Network, EBAN, has bestowed its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Jungen, Co-Founder and President Emeritus of EBAN for his decisive contribution to creating a Business Angel Culture in Europe.