Horst Bente

Board Member, Adi Dassler (Adidas) International Family Office

Since the sale of Adidas, the family business, Horst Bente has been a private investor in a variety of fields in Europe, the US and the Bahamas. Previously, he had held executive positions at Jacobs Suchard (Germany), Bayer/Monsanto (USA) and ISL Marketing (Switzerland). A third generation member of the Dassler famly, Horst is now embarked on the journey of preserving the legacy of his grandfather Adi Dassler, founder of Adidas, through various initiatives that include an incubator to identify and finance the next great ideas in the world of sports and related fields, the development and production of a Hollywood feature film about the life of Adi Dassler, and philanthropy that combines athletics with academics in the world's underprivileged regions. Horst holds an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and is fluent in both English and German.