Following the death of her husband, Reinhard Mohn, philanthropist Liz Mohn represents the fifth generation of the Bertelsmann/Mohn founding family. Until June 2021, she was a member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, where she was responsible for initiatives on modern leadership and corporate social responsibility, strengthening social cohesion and values, and promoting culture and music education. As a bridge-builder across languages and borders, she has used a variety of events to establish networks in different countries and cultures. Today, she is the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s worldwide representative and an honorary member of its Board of Trustees.
She leads the Liz Mohn Center, a nonprofit institution affiliated with the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Founded in 2021, the center brings together areas that Liz Mohn has always addressed in her work: international understanding and business topics focusing on contemporary leadership issues, as well as cultural projects and the promotion of talent. The center provides continuity for many of the internationally recognized dialogue venues she has initiated, such as the Trilogue Salzburg and the German-Spanish Forum, and develops them further. It also organizes leadership camps and executive trainings for next leaders, while promoting sustainable, responsible leadership through various events and media.
Liz Mohn is head of the NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition, which she initiated. In addition, the Liz Mohn Foundation for Culture and Music allows her to strengthen her cultural commitment. Through the foundation, which she launched in 2005, she wants to highlight the importance of culture and music for both individuals and society as a whole. As president of the German Stroke Foundation, which she established, she promotes education, research, prevention and the development of a national and international network.
Moreover, she is president of the Board of Trustees of the Spain-based Fundación Bertelsmann and president of the Board of Directors of the Bertelsmann Foundation North America.
She is a member of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, and is a shareholder of Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH.