Jörg A. Henle - Jörg A. Henle

Jörg Alexander Henle (born May 12, 1934 in Aachen ; † September 2, 2019 in Berlin ) was a German industrialist and patron of culture [1] .

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Henle was born in 1934 as the son of Günther Henle and Anne-Liese Henle (née Küpper), the adopted daughter of the industrialist Peter Klöckner . He studied law at the universities of Cologne, Munich, Princeton (New Jersey), Stanford, Geneva and Berlin and graduated with the first state examination. In 1962 he joined the Klöckner & Co group of companies. There he took on various managerial functions before becoming managing partner and chairman of the overall management of Klöckner & Co Duisburg. He first practiced this position together with his brother Christian Peterout. After his brother left in 1988, he stayed with the company until the beginning of 1993.

From 1992 to 2015 he was also on the board of the Peter Klöckner Foundation and was its chairman from 1993 to 2011 [2] . Through the foundation, Henle supported many cultural activities in his home town of Duisburg , including the Philharmonic and the Lehmbruck Museum .


  • 2012: Mercator badge of honor from the city of Duisburg
  • Cross of Merit on ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Order of the Golden Fleece, Georgien

Individual evidence

  1. https://trauer.sueddeutsche.de/todesbeispiel/joerg-alexander-henle
  2. https://www.kloeckner-stiftung.de/vorstand/