Eckart von Klaeden-As of June 2016 Aspen Germany has a new Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Mr. Eckart von Klaeden. He follows Dr. Corinne M. Flick, who has been heading the board since 2012. Mr. von Klaeden has been a member of the Board since 2010.
Mr. von Klaeden is the Vice President for External Affairs at Daimler AG, where he is responsible for external relations and Daimler’s political dialog worldwide. Prior to joining Daimler in 2013, Mr. von Klaeden served as a member of the German Parliament for Christian Democrats for almost 20 years. During his tenure he held various positions including foreign policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU faction and treasurer of the CDU. In 2009 he assumed office as Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor.
In his new role at Aspen Germany, Mr. von Klaeden will focus on Aspen Germany’s commitment to serve as a non-partisan and independent platform, bringing together parties, who otherwise would not talk with each other or would talk only in a confrontational way, initiating and facilitating dialog with countries like Russia , and among the countries of Europe and the United States of America.