"As the independent chairman of the Steering Committee during the founding phase Ludwig Darmstaedter was the leading and integrating figure, highly respected by the partners' top management. We benefited above all from Ludwig's international leadership qualities combined with his unique interpersonal and intercultural competence. Only thanks to Ludwig's help was it possible to distill a common vision and strategy for the renewal of the food industry in Europe from individual interests and cultures."

Dr. Thorsten König
Vice-Chairman FoodConnect

“I collaborated closely with Ludwig Darmstaedter for many years while he was serving as Chairman of the Steering Committee of “FoodConnects,” a European consortium of 50 leading food companies, European universities, research institutions and start-ups.  As members of the consortium’s recruitment committee, together we appointed interim board members and the organization’s supervisory board for the start-up phase and staffed the committees quickly.

Ludwig Darmstädter played a crucial role in finding and recruiting personalities who were a “good fit” for this future-oriented work and, thanks to the team’s international network, was a decisive factor in the organization’s success as a winning consortium (now “EIT Food”). 

Dr. Martin Jager
Supervisory Board Member, EIT Food
and Managing Partner, InnoVestNutrition GmbH

"Dear Ludwig,
via this mail I would like to thank you again for your great contributions to our EIT Food business plan approval; myself as well as IMT are well aware you lead the consortium in the early phase till the critical proposal submission phase and you put in place a capable and committed IMT, indeed a winning team! So all reasons for you to be very proud and hope I can share the above appreciation at one of our upcoming events in person with the broader EIT Food partners."

Dr. Ellen de Brabander
SVP Global R&D Pepsico
Interim and founding CEO EIT Food

"Creating opportunities, seeing the choices, looking ahead, and balancing personal and professional levels – these are just a few of the inspiring coaching sessions provided by NMC Nijsse that enabled my transition from management to leadership. My appreciation goes to Ludwig Darmstaedter who allowed me in his personal and professional mentoring style a deep learning experience creating some of these pivotal moments in a career that drive growth and change! Each connection during dinner, meeting, or call, left me with nuggets of insights providing a further positive impulse on my professional journey."

Dr. Alex Häusler
Director Product Lifecycle
Givaudan SA, Schweiz

"I know Ludwig Darmstaedter to be a highly engaged professional. I was first introduced to him during my on boarding process after being called to the board of a publicly traded biotechnology company. He opened me up to different perspectives and standpoints, which enabled me to have a smooth transition throughout this effort. With Ludwig Darmstaedter’s help and support, I was able to achieve a higher level of excellence. After each workshop, I felt I had gained something very valuable, forthright, and sustainable. Ludwig Darmstaedter has proved to be a very attentive listener, creative advisor, and ally." 

Ludger Roedder

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