In grateful memory of the Hon. Mr Mario Ohoven






It is with immense sadness in our heart that we have to inform you about the sudden passing away of


The Hon. Mr Mario Ohoven,


President of the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses.


Mario Ohoven presided over the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses for the past two decades in the most successful way. 


Since the beginning of the cooperation between HOPE’87 and UNESCO Special Ambassador, Mme Dr Ute Ohoven, his beloved wife and President of the YOU Foundation-Education for Children in Need, more than 25 years ago, Mario supported all charity and development projects carried out by the two organisations wholeheartedly, always offered his valuable advice and was part of the worldwide “HOPE’87 Family”.


We shall always fondly remember President Mario Ohoven and express our most sincere condolences to his wife, Mme Ambassador Ute Ohoven, the whole family and the YOU Foundation- Education for Children in Need.


Robert Ottitsch

Secretary General