New CEO at the helm of DUIHK

Appointments

Photo by DUIHK/Pelsőczy

On July 1, Barbara Zollmann officially took over as the CEO of the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DUIHK), replacing the retiring Gabriel A. Brennauer, who acted as the CEO of the chamber since 2006.

"I am very happy to be working in Europe, in beautiful Budapest, after my recent assignments abroad in the USA and Korea, and to be able to use my experience in the global network of German Chambers of Commerce in Europe in my work here," said Zollmann. "With its more than 900 members, the DUIHK has made a significant contribution to the fact that German-Hungarian economic relations are so intensive and dynamic today. As the CEO of DUIHK, I would like to continue this development by strengthening bilateral relations. I would like to support the foreign market activities of our members and other companies with new initiatives, offers and formats," she added.

Prior to her new position in Hungary, she was the CEO of the German-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Seoul and its subsidiary KGCCI DE International Ltd. since 2014. Besides education and energy issues, which are also important in Hungary, she has focused on innovation, startups and CSR. Already in 2013, the DIHK in Berlin delegated him to the Korean AHK as interim CEO.
From 2009 to 2013, Zollmann gained cross-country and cross-continental experience at the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce as Head of the AHK Coordination Department for North, Central and South America and Western Europe.

Prior to that, from 2001 to 2008, she worked for the Chicago-based German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (AHK USA), reaching the position of deputy CEO for Business Consulting, Human Resources and Economic Affairs.

Prior to joining the AHK network, Zollmann worked for the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the German Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHT) in Bonn.
After training as a commercial administrator, Zollmann obtained a degree in economics at the University of Paderborn and a Master of Business Consulting by distance learning at the University of Wismar.

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