Anne Ruth Herkes
Anne Ruth Herkes is Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, Banking, Private Equity and Board Consulting with a global network (focus on Germany, UK, France, North America).
Her focus is on strategic communications for companies and on the leadership and effectiveness of boards for successful management collaboration and business operations.
In-depth experience in politics, diplomacy and business in Europe, North America and Japan with strong international network in business and politics, particularly helpful in cross-border M&A challenges.
She is also active in selected supervisory/advisory board mandates, e.g. Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (Canada), Quintet Private Bank SA (Luxembourg). Previously, she was a member of the Supervisory Board of KfW IPEX Bank, Merck Finck Privatbankiers AG in Munich, Chairwoman of the Senate of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), member of the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, Deutsche Bank Global Forum, among others. Former State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Head of EU/WTO multilateral trade negotiations) and VP Policy & Communications / Member of the Executive Board at BP Biofuels, London, Financial Attaché German Embassy / London as well as diplomatic assignments in Bonn, Washington, Tokyo, Vienna, Berlin.
Studied political science in Paris, Berlin and at the London School of Economics (LSE), diplomatic training in Vienna and Bonn. Senior Management Programs at the St. Gallen Business School and at INSEAD.
Officer of the French Legion of Honour, Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, Honorary Member of the German Industrial Association of Great Britain.