Dr. h.c. Beate Heraeus

Beate Heraeus has been actively connected as a shareholder with the technology company Heraeus for 30 years, holding responsibility for shareholder affairs and other matters for much of this time. Between 2003 and 2005 she was also a member of the Board of Directors of her own family company, Teutonia Cement Works AG in Hannover. As Chair of the Heraeus Educational Foundation Board, her involvement, for more than ten years, with Germany-wide teacher coaching led to a new conception of educational policy leadership, stressing a more active exchange involving schooling, economy, science, policy and society. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Executive Committee of Senckenberg, an international research institute, and has served as its President since 2012.