Professor Klaus Hekking
Chairman of the Board, German Private Universities Association, Germany

Prof. Klaus Hekking was Chief Executive Officer of SRH (“Stiftung Rehabilitation Heidelberg” Foundation for Rehabilitation Heidelberg) for more than 30 years. The lawyer who was born in Berlin in 1950 joined the executive board of SRH in 1983 and became chairman 2 years later. At the beginning of the 80s Prof. Hekking reorganized the SRH, which had run into financial difficulties. He restructured the organization and under his leadership the SRH became one of the leading companies for education and health-care in Germany with currently 35 subsidiary companies.

After studying law at the University of Freiburg, he became Personal Assistant to the ministers of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Lothar Späth and Dietmar Schlee. Later he worked as a freelancer at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. As voluntary chairman Prof. Hekking lead the reform committee “Administration 2000” of the federal state government of Baden-Württemberg at the beginning of the 90s.

Prof. Hekking is CEO of the German Association of Private Universities (Verband der Privaten Hochschulen) and a member of the executive board of the hospital federation (Krankenhausgesellschaft) of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Furthermore he is a member of other supervisory boards of German companies:

  • SRH Hochschule Berlin
  • SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera GmbH
  • Evangelische Kreditgenossenschaft eG Kassel
  • Prof. Hekking is honorary professor at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg. He has also received an honorary doctorate from the Federal Social University of Russia in Moscow and since February 2015 he has been working as a solicitor at H&P Heidelberg.