Curriculum Vitae - Peter Hesse (private version 2008):
Born on April 5, 1937 in Port Chester, New York,
from German parents. (Was) moved to Germany at 3 months of age.
Unusual family-situation during world war II. After
the war and a primary-school year in Geneva: Schule Schloss SALEM (private
country-school) + one year Phillips Academy ANDOVER, Massachusetts, USA.
Studies in Business Administration and Economics,
University of Munich, Germany. After end of formal studies ("Diplom-Kaufmann"
1963) further training in Germany and England to become Marketing- and
Management-Trainer - parallel to practical learning in family-business.
Until 1970 Marketing- and Management- Trainer in
German industry and in educational institutions - parallel to marketing-work
in family-owned artists' color factory "Schmincke". Seminar-specialization
in GRID group-dynamics and SYNECTICS creativity-training.
1966-1968 Regional president of Germanys
Young-Presidents-Organization (Bundesverband Junger Unternehmer - BJU) -
(main activity: testing of new/modern management-seminars).
1969 Founder of "Komitee für Managementbildung in
Europa" (Committee for Management- Education in Europe) - a group of 163
mostly young professionals trying to modernize formal management-education
in Europe, mainly in Germany - resulting in the development of a
Management-Education Concept (4 stages: School / University / Postgraduate /
1971-1998 President of "Schmincke"-
Family-business. (1999 retired to consultant status).
1974 Co-Founder of "Deutsche Management
Gesellschaft" (German Management Society).
1974 (until 1983) Trainer in "fair dialectics",
group-activities and political subjects for the Christian Democratic (CDU)
party of Germany in Düsseldorf.
1975/76 Candidate for Federal Parliament in the
Christian Democratic Party (narrow miss). Since that time various political
CDU-posts, -engagements and initiatives on a local and national level,
especially in the field of ONE-world development. Since 1984 Member of the
Federal CDU Development Commission - since 2003 including human rights.
("CDU Bundesfachausschuss Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Menschenrechte")
1978-1987 Chairman of regional employers
association of the chemical industry.
Since 1978 member of the board of the regional umbrella-organization of all
mayor employers associations ("Unternehmerschaft Düsseldorf"). 1993
2001 until April 2003 President.
Since 1981 poverty-fighting activities in Haiti.
Initially seminars in Project Management, later mainly Early Childhood
Development through Montessori teacher training and opening of Montessori
preschools for poor children
1983 Establishment of the "Peter Hesse Foundation
SOLIDARITY IN PARTNERSHIP for ONE world". 1988 formal foundation of a
sister-organization in Haiti (same name).
1988 Co-creation of German association "ONE world
for ALL" (EINE WELT FÜR ALLE)
Since 1988 only part-time (half of year) in
1989 First "mystical" experiences ( guiding
messages received in meditative states of mind ).
Since 1990 global activity for
consciousness-building / promoting early and basic education.
Since 1991 Honorary Consul of the Republic of
Iceland in Düsseldorf, NRW.
1992 Foundation: INITIATIVE PRESCHOOL EDUCATION for
children in ONE world.
1993-1998 Member of SOCIAL VENTURE NETWORK EUROPE.
1994-2001 elected Chairman of "PARITÄT
International", a network of German NGOs, working in ONE-world development.
Since 1995 active participation in international
- UN Social Summit in Copenhagen (publication of 3 "SUGGESTIONS FOR ONE
- UNICEF and IFCW Children's Conferences
- UN-Mid-Decade-Review EDUCATION FOR ALL, Amman, Jordan
- STATE OF THE WORLD FORUM, San Francisco ( organizing and convening
roundtables on global EDUCATION in 1995 and 1996)
1996 Five-bypass-heart-operation - followed by
decision to (soon) quit the family-business and concentrate on ONE-world
work, especially for children.
1997 Hiring of a young successor for the
"Schmincke" family-business - and beginning to work on first book following
60th birthday. End of 1998 hand-over of "Schmincke"-Presidency
1998 Member of the INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES
(IONS), California, USA
1999 Initiating regional Düsseldorf/Neuss IONS Community Group: "NE-D-IONS",
since 2006 transferred to Duisburg "DU-D-IONS".
1999 Publication of book "From VISION to REALITY"
(Von der Vision zur Wirklichkeit)
2000 Concentration on international work - mainly
for the promotion of high quality EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT/EDUCATION -
mainly through work with
- The Worldbank, Washington, DC (Introduction of Haiti Montessori Project
into the Worldbank-Conference "INVESTING IN OUR CHILDRENS' FUTURE",
- UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services) Conference AID & TRADE,
- EXPO 2000 - as a Registered Project "EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION" of the
World Exposition, Germany, displayed in the EXPO"basic-needs" Thematic Area.
- EXPO 2000 Global Dialogues on Fighting Poverty and on Building Learning
Since 4. May, 2000: "NGO in SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE
STATUS with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations - ECOSOC".
Since later in 2000 member of CONGO.
Since 2001 International conferences - mainly for
ECD (Early Childhood Development). German representative of the WORLD FORUM
ON EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION.
2003 Co-writing and publishing book "On the way to a Jesus of today".
Since 2002 yearly participation in the "World
Social Forum" in Porto Alegre, Brasil (2004 in India, 2007 in Nairobi,
Kenya) - including offering workshops on UN-reform-vision and on the Global
Marshall Plan since 2003.
2003 "Creative Member" of the Club of Budapest
(2005 recipient of the "Change-the-World-Award"). Engagement in the "Global
Marshallplan-Initiative" for a peaceful "world in balance" and in NGO-work
for a transparent, democratic and participatory reform of the UN.
2004-2006 IFCW-representative to the United Nations
in Geneva and Vienna.
2005 move to second home in Seynod/Annecy, France,
40 minutes from the United Nations, Geneva, to improve UN-presence and
working conditions for "ONE world in diversity".
2006 125-years Schmincke.Co. + 25 years
Haiti-engagement (book by German Journalist). Editor "SOLIDARITÄT die
ankommt!" for the Global Marshall Plan Initiative. Participation in ADEA-Biennale
in Libreville, Gabon (meeting of African education-ministers).
2007 Beginning to write first English book "VISION
2008 Member of "Associaton Montessori
Internationale (AMI)" and of CIVICUS. Participation in ADEA-Biennale in
Maputo, Mozambique. Publication of book "VISION WORKS".