Henning Banthien

Managing Director IFOK GmbH

Henning Banthien studied Philosophy, Geography and Environmental Science. He joined the IFOK team in 1996 and has set-up and directed the Berlin office since 1999. In January 2009 he became a Managing Partner at IFOK. Since 2015 he also serves as Secretary General of the Plattform Industrie 4.0. 2017 IFOK joined forces with the sustainability consultancy Cadmus. In this new setup Henning serves as managing director at IFOK and as Senior Vice President at Cadmus. Henning is a member of the Association of German Engineers’ (VDI) Advisory Board on Technology and Society, chairman of the Committee on Education and Science of the Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (VBKI, Association of Berlin Merchants and Industrialists) and Member of the Board of the Foundation Humboldt Universität. In the course of his professional career Henning has been responsible for the development and implementation of sustainability strategies in both business and politics. Building on his international experience in think tanks and companies he is responsible for Industry 4.0, science communication, sustainability, infrastructure dialogues and innovation (Foresight). Henning is Guest Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance.