Dr. Stefan Arend holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Philipps University of Marburg and a Master’s degree in Art from the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany. He began his career as a journalist with the Fuldaer Zeitung. In 1992, he joined the Mediana Group as Sole Managing Director in charge of a regional provider of outpatient and inpatient care services. From 2008 to 2022, he became a member of the Board of Directors of KWA Kuratorium Wohnen im Alter in Munich.
In 2020, he founded the Institute for Social Management and New types of Housing (Institut für Sozialmanagement und Neue Wohnformen).
At the same time, he operates as a lecturer at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) and the Chair of Microtechnology and Medical Technology (MiMed).
Strengthen by his experience in the medical field, Dr Stefan Arend is appointed a member of the Central Advisory Board of the Bank for Social Economy (BfS) and selected economic associations and societies as well as a Member of the jury for the award of the Nursing Home Innovation Prize (Vincent-Verlag, Hanover).
Dr Stefan Arend, passionate about the research and design of new type of living spaces for the elderly, is the Chairman of Stakeholder Council of Clariane Germany.