After successfully completing his school leaving examination in 1958, Bernd-Michael Jörß, who was born in 1941, began training as an export sales manager. He followed this with two years of banking experience before switching to the pharmaceutical trade in 1965.
Nordevit served as a springboard, followed by several years of development work at Ultramar, where he began to travel the world as an authorised representative. Thanks to good international contacts, in particular in the USA and Mexico, Mr Jörß was given the opportunity in 1974 to establish the Hamburg branch of H. Reisman Corporation, an American company, which he managed for 5 years.
Courage and a keen business instinct for markets, opportunities and products enabled Mr Jörß to lay the foundation for his own international company in 1979. Starting off with just a few employees, he set up B.M.P. Bulk Medicines & Pharmaceuticals GmbH in Hamburg Duvenstedt.
His great passion for challenges meant that a new one had to be found: bmp production gmbh in Parchim in 1993, followed by BMP Pharma Trading AG, which was founded in 1998 and subsequently listed on the stock exchange in 2000. BMP Pharma Corporation was founded in the USA in 2001.
Building, developing, extending – the other great passions of Mr Jörß – led to our current building in Norderstedt. The foundation stone for our new office was laid in 2003. The fact that storage possibilities have multiplied together with the close link to Hamburg Airport strengthen the flexibility which characterises Mr Jörß and therefore also B.M.P. GmbH.
Bernd-Michael Jörß - a dreamer and a man of action; a visionary and a realist; a man who demands and a man who gives; a sceptic and a man of confidence; a man with the following ingredients: a shot of genius, a few grams of normalcy and a pinch of weaknesses.
Henning A. Nau
In 1988, Mr Nau successfully completed his training as a wholesale and foreign trade specialist. His training in Hamburg was followed by several years of work abroad in Mexico, USA and Singapore for Haarmann & Reimer GmbH, a former subsidiary of Bayer AG, (currently Symrise AG).
In July 2000 he moved to BMP GmbH where he has been managing director since January 2004. In October 2008 he was appointed managing director of the newly founded BMP Biotec GmbH, which was followed by appointment to the Management Board of BMP Pharma Trading AG in July 2012. Mr Nau is responsible for the trade and quality assurance on the Management Board of BMP Pharma Trading AG.
The network which has been established in the pharmaceutical and food industries over 20 years, his perception of new market trends and last but not least continuity and sustainability, describe Mr Nau perfectly.
Dipl.-Kfm. Wolfgang Westphalen
is tax advisor and partner at
• ECOVIS WESTPHALEN – tax advisors - Hamburg
• ECOVIS has 130 branches in Germany and is represented in over 60 countries
• Managing Partner of DEUTAX TREUHAND GmbH
After completing his school leaving examination fur university entrance (Abitur) and military service, Mr Westphalen obtained a degree in Business Administration at Hamburg University.
Following a 3-year period as auditing assistant at a prestigious auditing firm in Hamburg, he was accredited as a tax advisor in the mid-1980s, after taking his professional exams.
In the same year, Mr Westphalen, together with a professional colleague, set up his first tax consultancy partnership in Hamburg.
Alongside his activities as a tax advisor, Mr Westphalen also acts as
• Advisory Board member of Hamburg Sparkasse (Europe’s largest Sparkasse), and
• Chairman of the Supervisory Board of B.M.P. Pharma Trading AG since its founding
Prof. Dr. Tobias Schulze, LL.M.
Beruf / Titel:
- Of Counsel
- Honory Professor of Corporate Restructuring
- Energy Industry / Regenerative Energies
- Medical Care Centers (MVZ) / Health Care / Health Industry / Hospitals / Clinics
detailed vitae to follow shortly
Sebastian Voigt, Dipl.-Betriebswirt
Mr Voigt began his career as product manager / trader at Helm AG, Hamburg, one of the world’s largest trading firms for chemicals for almost a decade. He has over 30 years of experience in trading in chemical products in Europe. In 1996, Mr Voigt started off as sales director with the MCP Group and advanced to become managing director of MCP HEK in Germany in 2008.
Mr Voigt is a graduate of the European Business School and has been a member of the Supervisory Board since August 2013.
Peter R. Wieland
Peter Rudolf Wieland, born in 1959. Business Adminstration studies, Graduate in Business Management. Professional focus: Finance and Accounting, Controlling. Several years of experience at management level in an international environment.
Commercial CEO at B.M.P., Bulk Medicines & Pharmaceuticals GmbH since December 2008.