Heinz Junkermann was a successful German businessman. Born in Frankfurt on January 7, 1938, Junkermann founded his own private banking institution which he ran for clients across Germany and Western Europe. In addition, Junkermann also had a range of commercial interests across Germany, including serving as managing director of the real estate company IFG Gesellschaft für Immobilienbesitz mbH and the jewellery company Schmuck-Kassette GmbH.
Junkermann was a committee member of the Prinzengarde Düsseldorf Blau-Weiss, the largest carnival society in Düsseldorf. The carnival was founded in the 1920s and provides many of the leading members of the Comitee Düsseldorfer Carneval e.V. Junkermann was also a member of Rotary International.
Junkermann was married to Ingrid Junkermann and was the father of international entrepreneur and investor Nicole Junkermann (born on April 27, 1980). Nicole credits her parents for involving her in their business interests from a young age, in particular acting as a translator for Heinz in business meetings, setting Nicole on her own successful path as an entrepreneur. Heinz, who passed away in 2011, was also a keen sportsman and played competitive table tennis at regional level.