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Robert Bischof

UK Chairman, SCCO International

Robert Bischof, a native of Germany, has lived and worked in Britain for 40 years. He is currently UK Chairman of the consultancy group SCCO International, Vice President of the German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Chief Economic Advisor of German Industry UK and Chairman of 4Navitas (Green Energy Solutions) Ltd, the British wind turbine manufacturer.

In 1967, he set up a new subsidiary for Jungheinrich AG, Hamburg in Britain and later became Non-Executive Chairman. In 1991, he accepted German Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s call for 100 selected managers to assist with the restructuring and privatization of East Germany’s ailing industries.

In 1998, the German President honored Bischof with the Federal Order of Merit for his “extraordinary contribution” to Anglo-German relations. He was an Adviser to John Smith, the former Labour leader, as well as a Member of the Commission for Public Policy and British Business, which determined much of New Labour’s economic policy.

Bischof was trained as a merchant banker and received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg.

Articles by Robert Bischof

Merkel’s Germany: Shaper or Taker of a United Europe?

As Europe’s largest economy struggles to find its future path, what about calls that Germany is Europe’s hegemon?

December 15, 2017

Trump and Germany: On Trade Imbalances and Exchange Rates

Germany should point out to Trump that it is his own irresponsible macroeconomic policies that make the dollar strong and the euro weak.

March 10, 2017

Lessons from the UK’s Olympic Success for the Country’s Economy

Intriguing parallels between Olympics, English football and the business landscape of the country.

August 25, 2016

Is English Glory Foreign-Made?

Intriguing parallels between English football and the economic and political landscape of the country.

July 5, 2016

UK: Currency Markets and the Price of Independence

It is clear that Britain will not join the Euro – not now and probably not ever.

August 20, 2015

Economic Headaches Await Next UK Government

Confronting the trinity of the (current account, budget and household) deficits.

May 6, 2015

Can Britain Surpass Germany Economically?

To get ahead, the UK should adapt German strategies.

April 20, 2014