The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg made Wild an honorary senator in recognition of his many years of service in 1996. The town of Eppelheim made him an honorary citizen in June 2006 for his entrepreneurial achievements and his many years of commitment to the employees of WILD GmbH & Co. KG and the social facilities in Eppelheim and the region.
Hans-Peter Wild was born in Heidelberg in 1941, the son of Rudolf Wild, who founded the Wild company in 1931. He passed the first state examination as a Lawyer in Heidelberg with distinction. He completed a degree in Business studies in Mannheim, majoring in fiscal law and auditing. He completed a PhD entitled "The market-dominating company under French law" at the Faculty of Law at the University of Mannheim. After graduation, he worked at the Diersch & Schröder group of companies for four years as managing Director, being responsible for the company's mineral oil, chemistry and shipping activities. In 1974, he joined his parents' company - with the aim of expanding the world markets with Capri Sun and taking the company global.
The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg made Wild an honorary senator in recognition of his many years of Service in 1996. The town of Eppelheim made him an honorary citizen in June 2006 for his entrepreneurial achievements and his many years of commitment to the employees of WILD GmbH & Co. KG and the social facilities in Eppelheim and the region.
Wild is President of the "Leonie Wild Charitable Foundation", which he initiated together with his mother Leonie Wild in 1997. The trust helps citizens in need and is involved in social and cultural projects, particularly in Eppelheim and in the Heidelberg region. In addition to its support for the construction of the new Heidelberg Children's Hospital, it has also been supporting the "Ballschule" ball-sports academy at the University of Heidelberg since 2001. The Ballschule provides supplementary Sports classes for children in the first and second grade (source: Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, June 22, 2006). Wild also assists the University of Heidelberg through donations, thus continuing the tradition started by his Father Rudolf Wild.
In October 2007, Wild was instrumental in the formation of the Wild Rugby Academy, an institution aimed at developing the sport of rugby union in Germany.
In May 2017, he became chairman of the French rugby union club Stade Français.