Anna Herrhausen was appointed Executive Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft in 2016. Having been an active member of the Board of Trustees for some time, she was already familiar with its work and aims. Anna Herrhausen previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and in the Corporate Responsibility division at Allianz Group. She joined Deutsche Bank’s Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility department in 2014. She studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, has a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University and a doctorate in International Relations from the Freie Universität Berlin. Anna Herrhausen is a member of the ECFR and of the board of trustees of the Hertie School of Governance.

Daniela Kaiser joined the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft as Managing Director in 2016. She started her career at Deutsche Bank in 1999 and has been involved in different sectors in Germany and abroad. Her main tasks include strategic project management, budget and cost management, as well as organisational and personnel development. Daniela Kaiser is a qualified banker, has a degree in Economics and is a certified foundation manager (European Business School). As a Director in the bank’s Communications and CSR department, Daniela Kaiser has been in charge of operations at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft since 2015.



Claudia Kristine Huber has been in charge of the project area Europe 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.


Elisabeth Mansfeld has been responsible for the project area Cities 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 for microfinancing, she has supervised projects in China and Mexico.



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


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.



Alexandra Hunger is our project assistant in the project area Cities since 2019. She has obtained a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Economics at University Bayreuth, with a master thesis on the Berlin Senate program „Social City“.


Antonia Marx has been supporting the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft in the project area Free Thinking since 2019, first during her studies and since 2020 as a permanent employee. 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 organizational sociology at Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg. She wrote her thesis on “leadership in nonprofit organizations”.



Samuel Walker has been with the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft since 2018 in the project area Europe. 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.


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