Anne Ruth Herkes
Anne Ruth Herkes is a global partner for strategic communications, banking, private equity and committee consulting with a global network (focus on Germany, England, France, North America, Arab World).
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, Japan and Qatar with a strong international network in business and politics, particularly helpful in cross-border M&A challenges.
Additionally active in selected supervisory/advisory board mandates, e.g. Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (Canada), Quintet Private Bank SA (Luxembourg), previously, among others, 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), Trustee of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, Deutsche Bank Global Forum. Former State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Head of EU/WTO multilateral trade negotiations), Ambassador to Qatar and VP Politics & 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), 2nd state examination, diplomatic training in Vienna and Berlin. 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.