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Dr. h.c. Beate Heraeus

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Dr. h.c. Beate Heraeus





Dr. Beate Heraeus has been closely and actively involved with the renowned technology enterprise Heraeus in more than 30 years as an active shareholder of the firm, including several years in charge of shareholder affairs. This period includes her time as a member of the supervisory council of her family’s company Teutonia Zementwerk AG in Hannover between 2003 and 2005. As chairwoman of the board of trustees of the Heraeus Educational Foundation, she established a new sense of leadership in educational policy by propagating teacher coaching in Germany, reflecting more than ten years of her active commitment to stronger ties between the education system and the economy, science, politics, and society. Since 2004, she has been a member of the executive committee of the internationally respected research institute Senckenberg, becoming its president in 2012.