Dr. Philipp Roesler

Dr. Philipp Roesler has been CEO of Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation Inc. since December 2017. From 2014 until November 2017 he was a member of the Managing Board and Head of the Centre for Regional Strategies of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

Before assuming his current position, Dr. Roesler served as Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economy and Technology for Germany from 2011 to 2013. He was elected Chairman of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) of Germany in 2011. Prior to this he served as Federal Minister of Health for Germany for two years. In 2009, he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economics, Labor and Transport for Lower Saxony, after having served as Chairman of the FDP parliamentary group of the Lower Saxony State Assembly for six years.

Dr. Roesler trained as a medical officer in the German Bundeswehr and left the military service as Stabsarzt. He studied medicine at Hanover Medical School, where he received his Ph.D. in cardiac surgery. He holds honorary doctorate degrees in Economics from the University of Hanoi and International Relations from the University of Cambodia. Dr. Roesler was born in Khanh Hung, Ba Xuyen Province (now Soc Trang Province), Vietnam, in 1973 and adopted to Germany at the age of nine months.

Memberships in Supervisory Boards whose establishment is required by law or in comparable domestic or foreign controlling bodies of business enterprises

German positions:

  • Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Jacobs University Bremen
  • Siemens Healthineers AG