Owner and Consultant
Astrid Hamker comes from a traditional family business. She is a shareholder of the professional multi-service provider Piepenbrock Group, Germany. From 1998 to 2011, she was also member of the management board and since 2013 member of the supervisory board. The company is managed by the 4th generation of owners, has 27,000 employees and a turnover of around 500 million euros. Today, with her company KOMPASS-Beratung Astrid Hamker consults other family-owned companies on how to manage a change of generations. Today, Astrid Hamker consults other family businesses on company succession planning. Furthermore, she is member of several supervisory boards, including Drägerwerk AG and Schmitz Cargobull AG. She has been member of the federal board of the Economic Council since 2005 and in June 2019 she was elected as the new president of this association. The Economic Council (Wirtschaftsrat der CDU) is a German business association representing the interests of more than 12,000 small and medium sized firms, as well as larger multinational companies.