EHF Breakfast Club: Professional principles (Business & Sport)

Posted On 11/08/2020

Join the discussion on Monday 17th August at 09.00 CET and take a unique chance to ask Janne how to combine Business & Sport.

Janne Müller-Wieland is the Co-chair of the EHF Athletes Committee. The Athletes Committee serves as a link between the EHF and our athletes and making sure they have a voice in the EHF’s decision-making process. The Committee acts as a consultative body and making recommendations to the EHF Executive Board and Committees.

Janne is the captain of the German women’s team and a world-class international player with over 220 caps. She is a 3 time Olympian, having represented Germany in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where she captained her country to a bronze medal.

In 2008 she was nominated for the FIH World Young Player of the Year Award, having been the youngest member of the German squad at the Beijing Olympics and in 2011 she was awarded Hamburg’s Athlete of the Year. 

Janne has numerous international honours, including 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009 EuroHockey Championships.

Medal Honours: –Silver, 2018 Indoor World Cup – Gold, 2016 Olympics – Bronze, 2015 EuroHockey Championship – Bronze, 2013 EuroHockey Championships – Gold.

Müller plays her club hockey in Germany for Uhlenhorster HC (also known as UHC Hamburg) who she has captained to victory in the German Championships. Just a few of her recent club honours include: 2015 European Indoor Cup Champions, 2015 Euro Hockey Cup Champions Trophy Winners, 2015 Ladies German Field Hockey Champions, 2014 Ladies German Indoor Hockey Champions.

Away from the field, Janne has a Masters in Administration from the HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. She is an entrepreneur and has recently founded Unthink (A platform for curious people to do extraordinary things).

She had also used her business acumen and her leadership role in hockey to look to build a “hockey forest” as a measure to offset the carbon footprint that is created by the demands of the sport’s growing schedule.

On her Go Fund Me page created along with fellow German internationals Nike Lorenz and Anne Schröder along with Delf Ness. So far they have already raised over €20,000 for the project and are encouraging others to support.

The EHF donated one tree on behalf of each of the Member Associations of the EHF, we are delighted to partner Janne and her team in this sustainability project.

Janne: “Our goal is to plant 2020 trees in the Olympic year … So let’s go!”

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