Professor Hans Georg Näder

President and CEO of the Otto Bock Group

Date of birth: 09/04/1961 in Duderstadt, Germany
Father: Dr.-Ing. E.h. Max Näder
Mother: Maria Näder (née Bock)
Two daughters: Julia and Georgia Maria
Nationality: German
Resident of Duderstadt in Lower Saxony, Germany

  • Duderstadt Protestant Primary School 1968-1972
  • Eichsfeld Grammar School, Duderstadt 1972-1981
  • Degree course in business administration at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg 1981-1986
  • Various work placements abroad (France, USA, Australia)
  • Since 1990, President and CEO of the Otto Bock Group and of the Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

The company in brief

  • World leader in orthopaedic technology
  • Globally distinguished provider of rehabilitation/mobility products
  • Leader in technology and innovation
  • Total operating performance of the Ottobock Group in 2013: € 999.7 million
  • Number of employees in 2013: more than 7,000 worldwide

Offices held

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Leipziger Messe AG, Leipzig
  • Advisory Board Member of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main (until 2009)
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of trustees of the Otto Bock Foundation, Duderstadt
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rohde AG, Nörten-Hardenberg
  • Vice Chairman of the ASU/BJU (ASU is a consortium of self-employed entrepreneurs/BJU is a federal association for young entrepreneurs/ Lower Saxony regional branch)
  • Chairman of the Management Council of the Southern Lower Saxony Foundation, Göttingen
  • Advisory Board Member of the Treffpunkt Stadtmarketing e.V.(city marketing) Association, Duderstadt
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), Bonn
  • Executive Board Member of the German Professional School of Orthopaedic Technology, Dortmund
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Initiative 93 Technische Orthopädie (Initiative 93 for Orthopaedic Technology)
  • Member of the board of trustees, ZNS – Hannelore-Kohl Foundation
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the association of family entrepreneurs “Die Familienunternehmer – ASU”


  • Recipient of the Ring of Honour of the City of Duderstadt
  • 2003: Georg Hohmann Award
  • 2003: German Entrepreneur of the Year (Industry)
  • January 2005: appointed honorary professor at the Göttingen Private University of Applied Sciences
  • November 2005: received the State Award of Lower Saxony from the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Christian Wulff
  • 2008: B.A.U.M. Environmental Award
  • 2008: Heinrich Bürkle de la Camp Medaille
  • October 2009: appointed guest professor at the Capital Medical University in Beijing
  • December 2009: received the Manager of the Year 2009 Award during the joint event of the Club der Gesundheitswirtschaft (cdgw) and the „kma – Das Magazin für die Gesundheitswirtschaft”
  • December 2010: appointed honorary member of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • September 2011: honorary citizen of Duderstadt
  • May 2012: “Hidden Champion 2012”: the SME award of the news broadcaster n-tv along with the first prize in the “Brand” category
  • June 2012: Silver Medal of Honour of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce
  • July 2012: Camden FB Award “Top Family Business of the Year”
  • October 2012: Prize Leonardo da Vinci
  • November 2012: “Goldene Erbse 2012” (Golden Pea 2012) prize
  • November 2012: “FAUN” brand prize for family companies
  • September 2013: Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
  • December 2017: LeibnizRingHannover 2017

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