Gerhard Pfeifer is the new President of the IHK Swabia. The General Assembly elected the entrepreneur from the Allgäu until the end of the current IHK election period in January 2024 to succeed Andreas Kopton, who died on April 14. In 1984, Pfeifer joined his parents’ family business, Pfeiler Seil- und Hebetechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Memmingen, which was once involved in the construction of the tent roof construction in Munich’s Olympic Park, among other things. “The much too early death of Andreas Kopton, my decades-long connection to the IHK Swabia and the high value that I see in the self-government of the economy prompted me to run for office,” says Pfeifer. The IHK Schwaben represents 144,000 member companies from the areas of industry, trade and services in the administrative district of Swabia.