• Team

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Dr Anna Herrhausen was appointed Executive Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft in 2016. Having previously been an active member of the board of trustees, she was already familiar with the organisation’s work and aims. As Executive Director, she is responsible for strategy and programme development as well as developing and maintaining relations with other organisations and institutions. Anna Herrhausen previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and in the Corporate Responsibility division at Allianz Group. She joined Deutsche Bank as a Director in the Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility department in 2014. She studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, has a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a doctorate in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin. Anna Herrhausen is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and sits on the Hertie School of Governance’s board of trustees. In August 2020 she assumed an additional role as head of Deutsche Bank’s Art, Culture and Sports department.

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anna.herrhausen@db.com


Daniela Kaiser 

joined the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft as Executive Director in 2016 and is responsible for strategic and organisational development including finance and human resources. She started her career at Deutsche Bank in 1999 and has since then held various positions with the bank in Germany and abroad. Her main responsibilities include strategic project management, budget management, and organisational and personnel development. Daniela Kaiser is a qualified banker, has a degree in Economics and is a certified foundation manager (European Business School).

Executive Director
daniela.kaiser@db.com

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Dr Claudia Kristine Huber 

has been in charge of the Europe programme since 2018. Prior to this, she was responsible for the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft’s former project area International Relations. The mediatisation of European politics has long been a key interest, both as a master’s student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and while studying for her doctorate at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (HU Berlin) and Hamburg University. Previously, Claudia Huber held positions at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at Google Germany.

Head of Programme, Europe
claudia-k.huber@db.com


Elisabeth Mansfeld 

has been responsible for the Cities programme since 2017. Prior to this, she spent nine years as project manager in the Chief Operating Office of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division. And, as an expert on microfinancing, she has supervised projects in China and Mexico. In addition to her focus on economics, she has also had a keen interest in urbanisation and resulting global changes ever since her time studying at the University of Mannheim and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Head of Programme, Cities
elisabeth.mansfeld@db.com

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Matthias Weber 

has been in charge of communications, impact measurement and the Free Thinking programme since 2017. A qualified economist with a focus on marketing and communication, he has also worked in the insurance industry and at Berliner Bank.

Head of Programme, Free Thinking, and Head of Communication
matthias-b.weber@db.com


Anja Paulus 

has been a project manager at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft since 2008. She organises both national and international events and provides communications support. She joined Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in 1999 after a number of years working in the luxury hotel segment and for a tour operator in Germany and the US.

Senior Project Manager, Events and Communication
anja.paulus@db.com

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Alexandra Hunger 

has been working as a project manager on the Cities programme since 2019. She obtained a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth with a master thesis on the Berlin Senate’s “Social City” programme.

Project Manager, Cities
alexandra.hunger@db.com


Antonia Marx 

has been supporting the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft on the Free Thinking programme since 2019, first during her studies and since 2020 as a project manager. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Cultural Management at Zeppelin University, she completed a master’s degree in sociology with a focus on organisational sociology at the University of Heidelberg. She wrote her thesis on “leadership in non-profit organisations”.

Project Manager, Free Thinking
antonia-a.marx@db.com

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Samuel Walker 

has been with the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, working on the Europe programme, since 2018. Following his bachelor studies at Columbia University, he received master’s degrees in Philosophy as well as International Relations (EU Studies) from the Free University of Berlin, focusing on theories of international relations and state sovereignty.

Project Manager, Europe
samuel.walker@db.com