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THE ART COCEPT
KAI SCHIEMENZ - ART ORIGINATES FROM THE RIGHT GRASP

About the fascination of glas and why the right grasp is often just the right moment

The “Das Wie am Was - Art Concept” (The How of the What) of the Droege Group is an integral part of our business philosophy. The maxim of our company group has been enhanced by our post “The Art of Implementation”. Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions which we use in our day to day business. In 2015, the "Das Wie am Was | film edition" was added to our art concept. In this series, artists give an insight into their work and interpret our specific art rules.

The new episode is dedicated to Kai Schiemenz. The artworks of the Berlin based artist Kai Schiemenz have a special appeal. He works with glass, a demanding material, which he treats in his own way and forms it into impressive sculptures. Kai Schiemenz understands „the right grasp“ often as „the right moment“. His perception of glass is not only one of its beauty. The artist shows us more dimensions of glass in his artworks – he creates rough, opaque surfaces, which then lose their crystalline character and let us see beyond what we used to percive as a beauty of glass.

KARRIERE
CONSULTANT AT DROEGE GROUP

Raffael is one of our consultants in the Operations Team. What has been his personal key point to start his career at Droege Group, he reveals here (German).

Raffael ist Consultant im Operations-Team. Er verrät, was ihn überzeugt hat, nach seinem Studium bei der Droege Group einzusteigen und was es für ihn so besonders macht, als Consultant Teil des dynamischen Teams zu sein.

Absolventen und Young Professionals aus den Bereichen Wirtschafts-, Ingenieur- und Rechtswissenschaften haben vielfältige und individuell zugeschnittene Einstiegsmöglichkeiten in unseren Operations-Units oder unseren Portfolio-Gesellschaften.

Weitere Informationen zu den Einstiegs- und Karrieremöglichkeiten finden Sie in unserem Karriere-Bereich: www.droege-group.com/karriere

CAREER
FROM FELLOW TO BUSINESS ANALYST

Alexander is Junior Consultant and reports about his tasks and his personal development at Droege Group. (German)

 

Alexander ist als Junior Consultant (ehem. Business Analyst)  bei der Droege Group tätig. Er berichtet über seine Aufgaben und seine persönliche Entwicklung von seinem Einstieg über das Fellowship-Programm zur Festanstellung als Business Alnalyst.

Als Absolvent aus den Bereichen Wirtschafts-, Ingenieur-, und Rechtswissenschaften bietet Ihnen die Droege Group einen Direkteinstieg in unseren Operations-Units. Sie werden von Anfang an mit anspruchsvollen Aufgaben betraut und sind ein festes Mitglied unserer Projekt-Teams. Gleichzeitig wird Ihnen viel Raum für Eigeninitiative und neue Ideen geboten.

Sie suchen einen Direkteinstieg als Junior Consultant in den Bereichen Industrie, Beratung und Finanzen und zeichnen sich durch Zielstrebigkeit, Belastbarkeit, Eigeninitiative und Flexibilität aus? Dann bewerben Sie sich jetzt unter www.doege-group.com/karriere und werden Sie Teil der Droege Group.

THE ART CONCEPT
ANDREA ROBBINS & MAX BECHER - ART CREATES VISIBILITY.

The Art Concept | film edition: The artists scrutinize stereotypes and familiar images and in an unusual way.

ART CREATES VISIBILITY. ART TEACHES HOW TO SEE.
The “Das Wie am Was – Art Concept” (The How of the What) is an integral part of the business philosophy of Droege Group. The maxim of the company group has been enhanced by the post “The Art of Implementation”. It is a creative inspiration and tool at the same time. Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions which we use in our day to day business. In the series "Das Wie am Was | film edition", artists give an insight into their work and interpret our specific art rules.
 
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher are internationally renowned artists. In their socio-critical works in their matter-of-fact and documentary language, they deal with the worldwide effects of colonialism, immigration, mass tourism and the Holocaust. They scrutinize stereotypes and familiar images and in an unusual way stimulate us to take a closer look and reflect. This resulted in numerous series dealing with buildings and settlements that were transplanted into ethnologically and geographically foreign places, the cowboy culture of the black minority in the USA, ultra-orthodox Jewish settlements in Brooklyn, German Indians or Exile Brands - Cuban cigars produced outside of Cuba in the USA. Their artworks open our eyes and teach us to see in a striking and subtle manner.
 

CAREER
CAREER AT DROEGE GROUP - SENIOR CONSULTANT

Learn more about the career options at Droege Group and how to become Senior Consultant. (German)

Learn more about the career options at Droege Group and how to become Senior Consultant. (German)

CAREER
CAREER AT DROEGE GROUP - CONSULTANT

Learn more about your options to build up a career within our Operations-Team. (German)

Learn more about your options to build up a career within our Operations-Team. (German)

THE ART CONCEPT
KARIN KNEFFEL

The Art Concept | Encounter: Visiting David-Hansemann-Haus, Headquarter of Droege Group in Düsseldorf.

After the successful launch of the format "Das Wie am Was | Encounter" with Neo Rauch in 2015, the Droege Group is now continuing the series with Karin Kneffel. The Droege Group presents numerous oil paintings and watercolours from all phases of her work in the David-Hansemann-Haus, its corporate headquarters in Düsseldorf's city centre: Animal portraits, fruit still life, interiors and much more.

This short film shows impressions of the opening event, which took place in the presence of artist herself and many invited guests on September 8,2017.

For many years now, the “Das Wie am Was - Art Concept” (The How of the What) of the Duesseldorf based investment- and consulting house Droege Group has been an integral part of our business philosophy. Art to us is an innovation generator, encouraging seeing and opening up new views. With the help of art, colleagues of Droege Group sharpen their perceptual capacity and learn how to transfer phenomena of art to issues in business projects, thus providing a variety of suggestions which are used to shape the developments of companies.

THE ART CONCEPT
CODY CHOI - CREATION AND PERCEPTION BECOME ONE

The Art Concept | film edition: How does our cultural context influence our perception and thinking?

The “Das Wie am Was – Art Concept” (The How of the What) of the Droege Group is an integral part of the business philosophy of Droege Group. The maxim of the company group has been enhanced by the post “The Art of Implementation”. It is a creative inspiration and tool at the same time. Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions which we use in our day to day business. In the series "Das Wie am Was | film edition", artists give an insight into their work and interpret our specific art rules.

How is an identity given shape? How does our cultural context influence our perception and thinking? How do clichés and prejudices arise and how do cultures influence each other? The conceptual artist Cody Choi, born 1961 in Seoul, is devoting himself to these and other questions. His installation art and paintings reflect his own autobiography – his emigration to the US at the age of 22 and his being torn apart between the eastern and western cultures. At the same time his works provocatively discuss the controversies between the different cultures and the ongoing Westernization of his home country. We met the artist at Venice during the installation of his Korean Pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale 2017. After living in Los Angeles and New York, Cody Choi returned to Seoul in 2003, where he holds a professorship.

THE ART CONCEPT
JERRY ZENIUK - ART DOES NOT FOLLOW STRICT RULES.

Why is painting is the highest form of thinking what role does space play.

The “Das Wie am Was – Art Concept” (The How of the What) of the Droege Group is an integral part of our business philosophy. The maxim of our company group has been enhanced by our post “The Art of Implementation”. Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions which we use in our day to day business. The "Das Wie am Was | film edition" is one building block of our art concept. In this series, artists give an insight into their work and interpret our specific art rules.

The new film is dedicated to Jerry Zeniuk, the German-American painter who was born as son of Ukrainian refugees in Germany in 1945, and later grew up in New York. He was professor at the Academy of Arts in Munich from 1993 until 2011. The elementary painting by this German American artist is neither narrative nor figurative. It deals with philosophical questions of life expressed through colour, light and space. In this film Jerry Zeniuk explains, why all good painters say that painting is conceptual, what he believes to be the highest form of thinking and why space plays the most important role in his paintings.

CAREER
ENTRY AS A JUNIOR CONSULTANT

Malte Link describes his entry as a Junior Consultant at Droege Group.

Malte Link describes his entry as a Junior Consultant (former: Business Analyst) at Droege Group. (German)

THE ART CONCEPT
KARIN KNEFFEL - ART IS ABILITY WITH RISK

The Art Concept | film edition: Karin Kneffel asks the observer and enables new perspectives and views.

The "Das Wie am Was - Art Concept" (The How of the What) of the Droege Group is an integral part of our business philosophy. The maxim of our company group has been enhanced by our post "The Art of Implementation". Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions which we use in our day to day business. In 2015, the "Das Wie am Was | film edition" was added to our art concept. In this series, artists give an insight into their work and interpret our specific art rules.

Karin Kneffel completed her artistic education at the Academy of Fine Arts Duesseldorf as a master-class student with Gerhard Richter. In 2008 she was appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. Her artistic oeuvre is manifold. It questions the observer and enables new perspectives and views. Reflections, vistas through steamed up and moistened window panes and extreme perspectives prevent the observer from being drawn into her paintings. Instead, Karin Kneffel wants the observer to deal with the art work. This is the only method to recognize the quality of her images - the HOW. By perfect craftsmanship she manages to bring her art to the heart of the matter. The HOW - the quality - is the main issue of her artistic work rather than the mere representation, the WHAT. Quality and proficiency thus could never be a final state. This state rather needs to be achieved again and again which requires practice and the absolute desire to succeed. The wish to achieve something and the proficiency to achieve it goes hand in hand, Karin Kneffels says.

CAREER
FELLOWSHIP-PROGRAM

Adrian Friederich reports about his experiences during his fellowship at Droege Group.

Adrian Friederich reports about his experiences during his fellowship at Droege Group. (German)

CAREER
DROEGE GROUP - ALUMNI

Dominik Mersch about his time at Droege Group and his life in Australia today

Many former Droege Group colleagues are currently working in different businesses and projects all over the world. Our Droege Group Alumni Network helps us to stay in touch with them, learn about their experiences and keep them informed with news, events and other Droege Group activities. Some of our Alumni went unusual ways - so did Dominik Mersch who moved to Australia and opened there an art gallery. In this video Dominik talks about his time at Droege Group and his current life and work in Sydney.

PORTFOLIO
TRENKWALDER

Trenkwalder starts learning platform for companies and candidates

Trenkwalder starts with Trenkwalder Learning a European online marketplace, which provides easy access to training courses for employees.

THE ART CONCEPT
TIM EITEL - ART NEEDS ITS TIME

The Art Concept | film edition: The artist about the world of the ideal and abstraction and the world of perception.

ART NEEDS ITS TIME

The “Das Wie am Was - Art Concept” (The How of the What) of the Droege Group is an integral part of our business philosophy. The maxim of our company group has been enhanced by our post “The Art of Implementation”. Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions which we use in our day to day business. It is both a creative inspiration and  media.

In 2015, a new video series "Das Wie am Was | film edition" was added to our art concept. In this series, artists give an insight into their work and interpret our specific art rules.

Tim Eitel is one of the representatives of the so-called New Leipzig School, Germany. He was born in 1971 in Leonberg, Germany, and began with a degree in painting at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig in 1997. From 2001 to 2003 he was a master student of Arno Rink. After having lived in Los Angeles, New York and Berlin he now lives and works in Paris.
 
In his work he strictly reduces his motifs to the bare minimum. Narration in his paintings is often avoided. He himself calls his artistic approach ‘Photoshop on the canvas’. Indeed, photographs and clippings of photographs serve as the starting material for his paintings. During the painting process these clippings are transferred onto the canvas, assembled and gradually reduced. In his works, the artist has discovered darkness. This darkness alienates objects and figures, making them less visible and establishing a distance to the viewer. Only after some time does the viewer begin to see everything clearly. Then, according to the artist, two worlds meet: the world of the ideal and abstraction and the world of perception.

THE ART CONCEPT
XENIA HAUSNER - ART NEEDS AN ENVIRONMENT

The Art Concept | film edition: Image conception is the most important process in Xenia Hausners work.

ART IS CULTURE. ART NEEDS AN ENVIRONMENT.

„Das Wie am Was - Art Concept“ (The How of the What) of the Droege Group has been an integral part of our business philosophy since 1995. Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions that we use in our transformation and value enhancement programs. Our new video series is intended to be ‘food for thoughts’. Different types of artists with whom we collaborate, allow us an insight into their work and interpret specific art rules.

The next artist in our video series is the painter Xenia Hausner. She was born in Vienna in 1951 and nowadays is one of the most well-known Austrian artists. After her education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Academy of Dramatic Art London, she worked as a stage designer for several large theaters and operas. Since 1992 she has devoted herself solely to painting. Her mostly large portraits of women characterize interpersonal relationships. Her canvases tell us stories that captivate the observer with their emotional, disconcerting and mysterious impact.

Image conception is the most important process in her work. Photography plays a decisive role within this process. It serves not only as a template for her paintings, but rather as a basis for the enhancement of her motifs. They are alienated, magnified or cut-out.

During the last few years the artist has been travelling throughout China and Asia several times, and even lived there temporarily. The impressions from these journeys resulted in a new series of works in which people from different cultures enter into a dialogue.

DROEGE GROUP
SOZIALES ENGAGEMENT

Droege Group und Deutschlandstiftung Integrationunter starten Alumni-Programm

74 junge, engagierte Menschen mit Einwanderungsgeschichte bilden den 1. Alumni-Jahr­gang des GEH DEINEN WEG Stipendienprogramms der Deutschlandstiftung Integration (DSI). Rund 70 von ihnen trafen sich am Samstag, 21. November, anlässlich der Gründungsveranstaltung des eigens für sie ins Leben gerufenen Alumni-Programms in Düsseldorf. Auf Einladung der Droege Group verbrachten die jungen Menschen einen intensiven Tag mit Vorträgen und Workshops in den Räumen des Unternehmenssitzes der Droege Group sowie des Hotels InterContinen­tal Düsseldorf.

CAREER
ASSOCIATE DROEGE GROUP 360°-PROGRAM

Markus Urban has already successfully compleeted his Associate Droege Group 360°-Program and shares his experiences.

Markus Urban has already successfully compleeted his Associate Droege Group 360°-Program (former: Trainee-Program) and shares his experiences.(German)

THE ART CONCEPT
NEO RAUCH

The Art Concept | Encounter: Visiting David-Hansemann-Haus, Headquarter of Droege Group in Düsseldorf.

On October 2nd, Neo Rauch, founder of the New Leipzig School, visited the David-Hansemann-Haus, the headquarter of Droege Group in Duesseldorf. On the occasion of this visit and hosted by our "Das Wie am Was - Art Concept", Droege Group presents some of Neo Rauch's paintings, drawings and sculptures.

For many years now, the “Das Wie am Was - Art Concept” (The How of the What) of the Duesseldorf based investment- and consulting house Droege Group has been an integral part of our business philosophy. Art to us is an innovation generator, encouraging seeing and opening up new views. With the help of art, colleagues of Droege Group sharpen their perceptual capacity and learn how to transfer phenomena of art to issues in business projects, thus providing a variety of suggestions which are used to shape the developments of companies. 

In this short film Neo Rauch talks about the “Das Wie am Was - art concept”, about the intercourse with his art works and the importance of senses as a key to grasp his works. 

THE ART CONCEPT
STEFAN KÜRTEN - ART IS A PROCESS

The Art Concept | film edition: Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions.

ART IS A PROCESS

„Das Wie am Was - Art Concept“ (The How of the What) of the Droege Group has been an integral part of our business philosophy since 1995. It is a key differentiator by which the WHAT - meaning the Advisory and Investment Company - is distinguished by the HOW following our ‘rules of art’. The “Wie am Was - Art Concept” became an essential part of our corporate philosophy: enthusiasm for quality and commitment to implementation according to our rules of art.

Art encourages seeing, sharpens the perceptual capacity and provides us with a variety of suggestions that we use in our transformation and value enhancement programs.

With the introduction of our recent ‘Wie am Was - film edition’ we started a new series as ‘food for thoughts’. Different types of artists with whom we collaborate, allow us an insight into their work and interpret specific art rules through which we explain our work.
This film is about Stefan Kürten. Born in 1963, he currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He has been professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf since 2014, where he himself was also formed.

DROEGE GROUP
HERBERT H. JACOBI ÜBER DIE DROEGE GROUP

Aufsichtsrat-Vorsitzender Herbert H. Jacobi stellt die Droege Group vor.

Aufsichtsrat-Vorsitzender Herbert H. Jacobi stellt die Droege Group vor.

CAREER
INTERNATIONALE KARRIERE-MÖGLICHKEITEN

Cornelia Yip, Business Analyst, über die internationalen Karriere-Möglichkeiten für Young Prfessionals.

Cornelia Yip, Business Analyst, über die internationale Ausrichtung der Droege Group und die Karriere-Möglichkeiten für Young Professionals.

PORTFOLIO
ALSO HOLDING AG

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Möller-Hergt (CEO) about ALSO Holding AG.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Möller-Hergt about ALSO Holding AG.

THE ART CONCEPT
PROFESSOR DR. MICHAEL BOCKEMÜHL

Das Kunstkonzept der Droege Group als Differenzierungsmerkmal und Unternehmensphilosophie.

"Das Wie am Was" - das Kunstkonzept der Droege Group - ist seit 1995 integraler Bestandteil unserer Unternehmensphilosophie. Es ist ein Differenzierungsmerkmal, mit dem das „Was“ – das Beratungs- und Investmenthaus – durch das „Wie“ nach den „Regeln“ der Kunst differenziert wird. "Das Wie am Was“ manifestiert sich im Unternehmenscredo: die Begeisterung für Qualität und das Bekenntnis zur Umsetzung – nach allen Regeln der Kunst.

CAREER
PHILIPP KOCH, YOUNG PROFESSIONAL, ALSO

Karrieremöglichkeiten für Young Professionals bei den Unternehmensplattformen der Droege Group

Karrieremöglichkeiten für Young Professionals bei den Unternehmensplattformen der Droege Group: Philipp Koch ist bei der ALSO Deutschland GmbH

PORTFOLIO
HAL ALLERGY GROUP

Dr. Tomasz P. Bednarczyk (CCO & CFO) explains the value enhancement through MORE - the Transformation Program of Droege Group.

HAL Allergy uses the established and proven transformation program “MORE” developed by the Droege Group by structuring its operational business within an activity based framework. Dr. Tomasz P. Bednarczyk Chief Commercial & Financial Officer of HAL Allergy Group explains: "Our aim is to achieve the overarching goal of providing the best possible medical products and scientific output in order to increase quality of life for patients in the field of allergy."

Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent Advisory and Investment Company. Over 25 years the Group acts with its service program as a specialist for customized restructuring and growth programs aiming at value enhancement. Key philosophy is consistent implementation of change. Droege Group engages with equity in companies and offers the same entrepreneurial approach as a service provider in customized Value-add engagements („Entrepreneurship as a Service“).

Core of the services are the transformation programs "MORE" and "SMART":
MORE represents "Mobilize - Optimize - Reinvent - Enhance" and includes all strategic, operational and financial dimensions of value creation, restructuring and growth initiatives.
SMART represents "Scale - Money - Acceleration - Resources - Time" and is aimed at emerging high growth companies which add to the existing platforms of Droege Group in terms of automation, digitization and mobilization.

PORTFOLIO
HAL ALLERGY GROUP

Dr. Harry Flore (CEO) about HAL Allergy

HAL Allergy is a modern company with high quality pharmaceutical GMP manufacturing and research facilities located in the Leiden Bio Science Park. With offices in seven European countries, we are one of the top European players in the field of allergy diagnostic and treatment. Since 1959 we have gained experience in developing, producing and selling allergy therapies for the treatment and prevention of allergic diseases. These immunotherapies are used primarily against common allergies such as hay fever, house dust mite allergy and allergic reactions towards wasp or bee stings.

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