IFM strengthens its European Management Board

To further strengthen its European Consulting Services, the IFM Management Board has further intensified on 1st of January 2018. New Members of the Board are:

Dr. Paris Kokorotsikos

Chairman and CEO of EUROCONSULTANTS S.A., Greece


EUROCONSULTANTS S.A. is a Group of Companies specialized in the provision of consultancy services at an international level.  Since its establishment in 1990, Euroconsultants brings practical solutions to challenges faced by public and private sector in achieving development and growth targets in various sectors such as Business & SME Development, Energy & Environment, Socio-Economic & Regional Development, Government & Society, Health, Information & Communication Technology, Innovation & Technology, and Project & Programme Management.





Jeremy Summers

jeremy_summersPartner of LEWIS SILKIN LLP, United Kingdom

Jeremy Summers has been an IP/commercial lawyer for almost 25 years. His work covers traditional IP issues, from patent licensing, portfolio management through to global IP restructuring. He is also heavily involved in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy issues.



Zoran Barac


Lawyer and Specialist for law in the Countries of the Western Balkan

Partner of LSK – Rechtsanwälte

Zoran Barać completed studies of law in both former Yugoslavia and at the Free University in Berlin, what gave him an extremely valuable foundation for advising and representing in matters pertaining to the international affairs. The development of law and especially the law reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, both in their correlation and based on the alignment with EU-Acquis represent the focus of his professional and academic interest. Through his work for Senate of Economics of the Berlin Senate and the Eastern Institute of the Free University of Berlin during his professional career, he became a specialist in international affairs in relation to the countries of the Western Balkans.

Further members of IFM Management Board:

Karl-Heinz Stiegemann


Chairman and CEO of IFM Institut für den Mittelstand, Berlin

As former Board Member of the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf and Director of Commerzbank AG, Stiegemann was responsible for credit transactions with medium-sized enterprises for almost 30 years. In 2008 he founded the IFM, with the aim to offer entrepreneurs in Germany and Europe cross-country and industry consulting services.


Dr. Jens Bücking


Lawyer and Partner of  e|s|b – Rechtsanwälte, Stuttgart

Dr. Bücking is founding member of the law firm e|s|b Rechtsanwälte; this is the first company with a comprehensive range of information in the German area of internet (1995), which at an early point of time could gain a high reputation concerning the areas of IT law, right of intellectual property, new media as well as interbank market law and capital market law.


Prof. Thomas Paul


Managing Partner of paul and collegen consulting GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin

Prof. Thomas Paul has been taking responsibility for management and management for several years now in critical situations of companies and groups of companies. As responsible for the Restructuring (CRO) and the commercial part (CFO), he is involved in the preparation of appropriate measures and implements them.


Patrick Schlessinger

Partner of FINAPORT Ltd., Switzerland

Patrick Schlessinger offers unbiased and flexible investment advice to meet the specific needs of our clients, reacting quickly to market and personal changes. He and his colleagues provide solutions from an entirely different perspective.

IFM, represented in 16 European Countries, is a network of highly specialised consultancies with an extensive range of services.

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Karl-Heinz Stiegemann
Chairman, IFM Institut für den Mittelstand
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