Frank Schiwek to join the German Economic Council

Frank Schiwek, Managing Director of Ecomedis Medizintechnik GmbH, will join the German Economic Council from January 2018.

The Economic Council of the CDU e.V. is a nationwide organized entrepreneurial professional association, which was founded in 1963. He represents interests of the business economy towards politics, administration and the public. In addition to his work in the state capital of Düsseldorf, Schiwek will also work in the state commission for health economics.

“The principle of competition is the root of social, economic and social advancement in general,” said Ludwig Erhard, one of the co-founders of the Economic Council. Since 1963 he has been committed to the principles of the social market economy and entrepreneurial freedom vis-à-vis decision-makers in politics, administration and the public.

The Economic Council of the CDU e.V. is legally independent and politically independent. As an entrepreneurial professional association, it is not a sub-organization of the CDU party, receives no financial support from it and does not provide it. This clear separation is monitored by independent auditors and the German tax authorities.

With the expertise, which is bundled in many expert committees and is supported by a broad entrepreneurial membership, the Economic Council of the CDU e.V. is the regulatory conscience of Germany. The special emphasis of the association’s work is to convey the statutory, nonpartisan goals to policy-makers at all levels.