Liz Mohn following the death of her husband, Reinhard Mohn, represents the fifth generation of the Bertelsmann/Mohn family, owner of the Bertelsmann media group. She is vice-chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Executive Board and its Board of Trustees. She is also chair of the Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft Executive Board and a member of the Supervisory Board at Bertelsmann SE. She serves as president of the German Stroke Foundation, an organization she founded, and chairs the board of the Liz Mohn Foundation for Culture and Music.
In 1999, Liz became the first female member of the Club of Rome from Germany. In 2000, she received Germany’s Cross of Merit, and in 2008 the Atlantik-Brücke selected her as the first woman to receive the Vernon A. Walters Award. In 2010 she was honored with the Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. She received an ECHO Klassik award in 2002 and in 2012.