Kai Enders, Member of the Board of the Engel & Völkers AG – Franchise, has been appointed as the new President of the German Franchising Association (Deutscher Franchise-Verband e.V. (DFV)). He was voted in at the Franchise-Forum 2016 held in Berlin in May. “My appointment as President of the DFV underlines the position of Engel & Völkers as one of the foremost franchise systems in Germany,” Kai Enders said. He went on: “Together with the newly elected Board I will strive to offer our member companies real support in the management and ongoing development of their systems. One particular area of focus here will be on franchisor acquisition.”
Kai Enders is already well acquainted with the association’s remit. He has been a Member of the Board for the past three years, as well as having sat on the committee for “International Affairs”. Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH is also a long-standing member.
“To my mind, membership in the German Franchising Association is a hallmark of quality,” Kai Enders declared. Regular system checks ensure that partners adhere to defined standards.
The German Franchising Association
The DFV is the leading association for the German franchise sector. It was founded in 1978 with headquarters in Berlin and represents both franchisors and franchisees. The association’s central concern is standing for the political, economic and social interests of the franchise industry. The German Franchising Association currently has around 280 members. It is striving to become younger and more dynamic in the future. For the first time this year, two women have been elected to the Board as a result: Anja Haverkamp (Head of Franchise NORDSEE Franchise GmbH) and Ute Petrenko (Network Development Director MBE Deutschland und Österreich – Mail Boxes Etc. – MBE Deutschland GmbH).