Chief Financial Officer leaves Stiftung Mercator

Press release

Essen, 29.08.2014

Gabriele Geertz, Chief Financial Officer at Stiftung Mercator, will be leaving the foundation for personal reasons as of 1 September 2014. Rüdiger Frohn, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Stiftung Mercator: “Stiftung Mercator’s boards, and indeed I personally, would like to thank Ms Geertz for her successful work during the period of reorientation and preparation of the Mercator 2020 strategic phase, a process she enriched with many valuable ideas and suggestions. We wish her all the very best for the future.” Until the position can be refilled, fellow Executive Board members Winfried Kneip, Wolfgang Rohe and Michael Schwarz will jointly assume Gabriele Geertz’s responsibilities.

About Stiftung Mercator:

Stiftung Mercator is a private foundation which fosters science and the humanities, education and international understanding. It specifically initiates, develops and funds projects and partner organizations in the thematic fields to which it is committed: it wants to strengthen Europe, improve integration through equal educational opportunities for everyone, drive forward the energy transition as a trigger for global climate change mitigation and firmly anchor cultural education in schools. Stiftung Mercator feels a strong sense of loyalty to the Ruhr region, the home of the founding family and the foundation’s headquarters.

If you should have any questions, please contact:

Christiane Duwendag
Director Communication Stiftung Mercator
Tel.: 0201-24522-42