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Prof Dr. Andreas Schlüter

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlüter
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Andreas Schlüter (born 1956) studied Law and Business Management. He started working for the Bertelsmann AG as assistant to the board chairman even before finishing his PhD.

In 1988 he became Personnel Officer, one year later Personnel Manager of the Bertelsmann Industries Group. Since 1992 he had also been Business Manager of Mohndruck. Between 1995 and 2000 he was Chief Managing Director of the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Schlüter is a lawyer and has been working for the DSZ-Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (the law group of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft – an initiative supporting German foundations promoting education, science and innovation) based in Essen, Munich and Hamburg since 2014. Foundations and international law on foundations have stayed on his agenda. From 2003 onwards he produced his habilitation treatise focused on “The law on foundations and endowments between private autonomy and commitment to public welfare – a legal comparison of Germany, France, Italy, the UK and the USA”. Since 2003 he has been lecturing as External Lecturer at the Law Department of the University of Cologne. He is author and editor of numerous publications dealing with civil law, in particular law on foundations, as well as commercial and economic law.

In 2004 he became Secretary-general of the Goethe-Institute, in 2005 Secretary-general of the Stifterverband.

Andreas Schlüter is married and has three children.