Robert Bischof has had a long and successful career in industry. He is currently UK Chairman of the consultancy group SCCO International, Vice-President of the German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Chief Economic Advisor 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 privatisation of East Germany’s ailing industries.
In 1998, the German President honoured 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, and was 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 achieved his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg. He is a regular contributor to a range of newspapers and other publications, including the Financial Times.